Gomde UK
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Resident Operations Manager
Resident Operations Manager
We are looking for an experienced Operations Manager to join our dedicated team at Gomde UK, a charitable Buddhist Centre set in the stunning Lindholme Estate near Doncaster, Yorkshire. As a member of our vibrant community of residents and volunteers, you will become part of something greater than yourself – dedicated to preserving our natural habitat, serving our local and the wider community, and providing refuge for all those who wish to experience inner calmness through authentic Buddhist teachings.
About Gomde UK
Gomde UK is Buddhist Centre set on an idyllic 180-acre estate. The beauty and seclusion of the estate make Lindholme Hall a perfect place for the practice and study of authentic Buddhist teachings offering a range of facilities and daily and weekly programs for study, practice, and retreats. Since 2009, we have been guided by our Spiritual Director, renowned Tibetan master Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, who has inspired us with his care for nature and all beings. Central to our community is an ethos that actively endeavours to live sustainably and in harmony with both one other and the natural world, preserving and protecting the rare habitat that surrounds us. We strive to create an enriching atmosphere where people can experience peace of mind through exploring and developing their inner potential; where much more than simply acquiring knowledge is discovered about oneself but also about how one interacts with the world around them.

It is one of our aspirations that Gomde UK becomes a robust heartland for the Buddha’s teachings, serving, supporting, and nurturing Dharma as well as our neighbours and the local community. We have now embarked on one of the most important projects in our history, building a traditional Tibetan Buddhist temple and monastery, a permanent spiritual home for monastic Sangha. To help us in this monumental endeavour of preserving the source of Dharma for generations to come, we are seeking a resident Operations Manager who will form part of our wonderful resident team.
The Position
Reporting to the Centre Director and living on-site, you will be instrumental in helping Gomde’s vision become a reality, assisting us with improving and streamlining our existing processes and ensuring the Centre runs smoothly and efficiently. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and skilled Operations Manager to take charge of Gomde’s day-to-day operations, working alongside a team of resident and local volunteers to ensure the charity’s objectives are met.

Gomde’s on-site operations are divided into eight different areas: Administration, Dharma (Buddhism), Events & Communications, House Management, Infrastructure including Building and Maintenance, Garden, Land, and Kitchen. You will be responsible for keeping a general overview of all areas and ensuring that the essential tasks are allocated and completed in accordance with the Centre’s yearly planning. You will be supported by other team members in many of the above categories.

A significant part of the role will also include developing and managing key elements of volunteering at the Centre, being central to the success in recruiting, retaining, and nurturing resident volunteers needed to deliver the charity’s operational and community objectives. As the team of volunteers grows, the Operations Manager role will develop alongside.

This role is ideal either for a single person or a couple as you will be expected to live on-site 5 days per week unless you live very near.

By joining us at Gomde UK, you can expect to be part of a supportive and dedicated team and gain merit both professionally and spiritually whilst making meaningful contributions towards preserving this rare habitat for the public benefit.
∙ At least 2+ years’ experience in a similar role for a charity centre or business.
∙ Respect and interest in Buddhism
∙ Leadership experience managing organisations and/or teams of similar size, scope, and complexity.
∙ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
∙ Excellent IT skills– using Microsoft package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as Google Workspace and its different tools (most importantly, Gmail and Google Drive).
∙ Excellent networking skills, in person and via all online platforms such as social media, Mail Chimp, Gomde’s website, and local national volunteering networks.
∙ A confident, professional, and empathetic approach to working with volunteers from different backgrounds and age groups.
∙ Able to maintain calm and composed under pressure, as well as to adapt and be resourceful through uncertainty.
∙ Able to inspire and motivate others, as well as collaborate and build relationships effectively.
∙ Highly organised with the ability to prioritise, problem solve and take initiative.
. Willingness to ‘pitch in’ as required
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive:
∙ Stipend of £500 a month
∙ Holiday entitlement: 5.5 weeks a year pro-rata
∙ Free Food and accommodation
∙ Access to attend all the mediation retreats
∙ Free training courses
∙ First aid training
∙ Travel allowances up to £300 a month
∙ Paid mobile phone bill,
∙ Access to stunning countryside.
. Possible opportunity to live in a ‘tiny house’

To apply, please submit your CV with a supporting cover letter to info@gomde.uk by 15th May 2023