Vacancies at Balaji Temple UK

 

Job Description

 

 

Job Title

Garland Maker

 

Number of positions

1

 

Job Reference

REGM11062019

 

Location

Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple of UK, Dudley Road East, Oldbury,

West Midlands, B69 3DU.

 

 

Salary

£16,650 - £16,700 per annum

 

Date advert started

11.06.2019

 

Closing date

11.07.2019

 

Reports to

Temple Manager

Type of position:

Full-time Part-time

Contractor (specify period)

24 months fixed term

Hours per week: 39

Regular hours

Shift working (day)

Shift working (nights)

 

 

Temple Background

Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple in Tividale is the culmination of deeply felt spiritual aspirations and one of the most remarkable achievements of the Hindu communities in the United Kingdom. The temple is set in an approximately 30 acres of land, with a number of different shrines and other facilities and it has grown over a 10-year period to become the largest Hindu temple of its kind in Europe. Much more than simply a physical complex, it brings together a remarkably wide cross-section of Hindus into a vibrant, thriving

Organisation, and is now recognized as one of the leading Hindu institutions in this country. website: www.venkateswara.org.uk

 

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Role Objective:
  • To contribute to organisation growth through the quality service to ensure the spiritual needs of the devotees.
  • To guide and direct his assistants, if any, to ensure that all activities are carried out at the scheduled time and sanctified manner.

     

  • Responsibilities & Duties

     

     

  • To make daily fresh flower garlands per traditions of the Temple.

     

  • To arrange the flower according the Vedic traditions with Hindu Scriptures (Shastras)

     

  • To help the priests to decorate the deities and also to involve in the decoration of the chariot.

     

  • To decorate the temple hall with flowers for various functions and festivals.

     

  • To liaise with the Temple Manager and / or other designated representative of the employer.

     

  • Direct all requests by devotees for special Pooja (prayers), Abishekam and Howan to the Temple office.

     

  • To carry out such other reasonable religious duties as many requested from time to time by the employer and conveyed by the Temple Manager

     

  • Explain and ensure devotee participation in rituals.

     

  • Adhere to temple rules, processes, procedures and policies.

 

 

The Individual

 

  • Able to make garlands in both the Shaivite and Vaishnavite traditions.

     

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and guide assistant priest(s) as required.

     

  • Knowledgeable on making different styles of garland for the deities

     

  • Be of exemplary character befitting the position of the Priest in a Hindu Temple and should be vegetarians, abstain from alcohol, tobacco.

 

 

Application Process

 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to:

The Temple Manager

temple@venkateswara.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Job Vacancy

 

Job Title

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

 

Job Reference

CEO10062019

Location

Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple of UK, 101 Dudley Road East, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3DU.

 

Salary

£30,000 to £40,000

Closing date

10 July 2019

Type of position:

 

Full-time, Initial two year contract

 

Reports to

Mr Ian Walden at Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple

Email : temple@venkateswara.org.uk

 

 

Temple Background

Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple in Tividale is the culmination of deeply felt spiritual aspirations and one of the most remarkable achievements of the Hindu communities in the United Kingdom. The temple is set in an approximately 30 acres of land, with a number of different shrines and other facilities and it has grown to become the largest Hindu temple of its kind in Europe. Much more than simply a physical complex, it brings together a remarkably wide cross-section of Hindus into a vibrant, thriving organisation, and is now recognized as one of the leading Hindu institutions in this country.

The temple attracts over 200,000 devotees and visitors each year, with over 2,000 most weekends and up to 10,000 for special events. It currently has about 24 employees, half of whom are priests, but only one management post, that of Office Manager, who works with ten Working Committees of volunteers who deliver events, education and other activities [see web site].

 

The new post of Chief Executive has been created to provide a focus for the operation, management and development of the temple and to maximise the effectiveness of the many volunteers who currently support it.

www.venkateswara.org.uk

 

Key Responsibilities & Duties

 

Role Objective: The Chief Executive will be responsible to the trustees for the operation, management and development of the temple, working with the Priests, the Office Manager and the leads of the volunteer Working Committees to deliver a wide range of events and activities. The Chief Executive will develop, execute and evaluate policies to build and manage the human, financial and physical resources of the temple. The Chief Executive is responsible for overall management of the temple’s administrative and financial affairs, including supervisory responsibility for all administrative, accounting, maintenance and outside contracted personnel. The Chief Executive provides support for staff, Working Committees and for long-term financial planning and fundraising.

 

Responsibilities & Duties

 

Administration/Personnel

• Develop, implement and update temple policies and procedures

• Oversee payroll and employee benefits

• Responsible for the preparation, execution and updating of personnel policies. Develop job descriptions and evaluate and document the performance of all personnel on a yearly basis. Maintain personnel records in keeping with best practices in the field

• Establish and maintains effective communication processes, both electronic and hardcopy, throughout the temple community

 

Temple Activities

• Oversee the scheduling of activities and the temple calendar

• Determine and arrange for logistical support of all temple activities

• Provide support, as required, to the Working Committees in their various areas of activity

• Work with relevant committee leads to develop the temple’s volunteer plan

• Evaluate, revise and implement the security and emergency management programme

 

Financial Management

• Responsible for research and preparation of quarterly draft budgets for the trustees, with appropriate projections. Review, analyse and regularly report financial performance and any variances from the approved budget to the trustees

• Oversee accounting, bookkeeping and maintenance of financial records in conjunction with the Office manager

• Monitor and make recommendations on dues and fees

• Execute the financial policies and decisions of the Board

 

Facilities and Grounds

• Maintain the property in a safe condition by authorising necessary repairs and maintenance. Develop and implement a programme of preventive periodic maintenance. Anticipate and budget for major maintenance and repairs

• Negotiate adequate insurance coverage for the buildings and their contents

• Manage relations with service suppliers and contractors, ensuring on-site supervision of repairs, maintenance, renovations and expansion projects

• Recommend and implement policies and guidelines for use of the temple’s facilities. Oversee system for scheduling events to avoid conflicts or omissions.

• Work with the voluntary Working Committees to coordinate all logistical aspects of special services, including facility use, parking and security arrangements.

 

Community Relations

• Promote a positive image of the temple at all times, representing our vision, serving as a liaison with the Hindu and non-Hindu community

 

Trustee Support

• Assist the trustees with long-range planning, including suggesting goals and objectives and the strategies for achieving them

• Attend Trustee and Working Committee as requested

• Other duties as assigned by the President

 

Qualifications and Job Requirements

The Chief Executive must possess excellent skills in interpersonal communication, a solid foundation in fiscal and facilities management, and the ability to manage a major diverse site which attracts large numbers of people.

The successful applicant will have a knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, Hindu rituals, customs and holiday celebrations, be a self-starter and creative problem solver with:

• At least three years of experience as a senior manager, administrator or leader.

• Knowledge of financial management systems, including financial planning and budgeting, accounting systems and controls, financial reporting and analysis

• Knowledge of human resource management, with demonstrated success in managing people

• Experience in facility administration, and negotiations with contractors

• Knowledge of computer and web based systems and social media to support administration, events, membership and marketing

• Experience of volunteer and event management

• The ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) and efficiently prioritise responsibilities. Must be able to take initiative to improve how work is done

• Enthusiastic, organized, highly motivated, responsible, courteous, flexible and creative.

• The Chief Executive will be expected to participate in local and national organizations as it relates to professional development, and the ability to network with other administrators in the field

 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to:

Mr Ian Walden at Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple