Current Vacancies



The purpose of the role is to maintain and assist the vision, direction and assist in the provision of leadership to the formulation and achievement of the charity’s philosophy, objectives and strategies. 

The General Manager will be responsible and accountable for the day to day team leadership, management and administration of the charity in the execution of the Board of Trustees’ policies.

He or she will provide leadership to promote the Christian ethos of the organisation and deliver its mission to advance the Christian faith in the provision of holiday and conference facilities and other services for the charity’s beneficiaries.

The role is to provide Christian stewardship of the Woodlands House of Prayer(Brunel Manor), its buildings and other assets, at all times working with the Board.

Woodlands House of Prayer (Brunel Manor) is  'given to hospitality'; it is therefore essential that the appointee supports and leads the volunteers and Heads of Department with the principles of welcome and service.

The General Manager will work closely with the Board of Directors and should be able to illustrate working at a senior level.


Fully subsidised accommodation is offered with this role, with the residential package being in the range £25-30,000pa, depending upon skills and experience.


There is a genuine occupational requirement for all candidates to be practicing Christians.


For an application pack or an informal conversation regarding the post please email or call 01803 317960. Your request will be directed to one of the trustees.


Current Vacancies serving as part of our volunteer community - Please note these positions are voluntary and therefore unpaid.

Reception: We are seeking assistance primarily to provide evening cover at our reception desk. This would be an ideal opportunity for a local person to come in on a regular basis for two or three evenings each week to man the telephones and help with guest arrivals and queries.

Laundry: 1 year - a busy job dealing with the continual mountain of washing in our bright recently modernised laundry

Porter: 1 year - 'no one day the same'! Do you have plenty of strength like Daniel? We have a role that might just suit you?

Guest Dining Team Leader: 18 months  – are you 'Given to Hospitality?  An opportunity to share your gifting. College training may be available on a day release.

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Trustee / Director

We are currently seeking to appoint Trustees/Directors, to join the Board. We are looking for committed individuals who will bring their professional expertise and skills to help Brunel Manor/Woodlands House of Prayer deliver its mission effectively, by overseeing the overall policies and objectives of the organisation and by ensuring that the work of the organisation is monitored and evaluated effectively.

The new Trustees will be individuals of exceptional calibre and will have a demonstrated interest in, and passion for ‘the love of Jesus showed through hospitality’, and not least seeking a prayerful life. They will be able to demonstrate strong intellectual and independent judgement skills, experience of strategic decision-making, and the ability to operate effectively at Board level or equivalent. In addition, they will bring a strong track record of distinguished achievement in their chosen fields.

We are particularly interested in candidates who bring significant commercial experience from within charitable business, as well as fundraising, buildings, and marketing expertise. 

The directors and trustees meet approximately 6 times a year, mostly on a Friday. Please note that these are not paid positions.

Is the Lord calling you?

Please email to discuss this further.