Lifecentre, Chichester, West Sussex.

30 – 37 hours depending upon candidate

£30,000 – £36,000 per annum full time salary

Lifecentre is a medium sized charity that supports survivors of rape and sexual abuse across West Sussex.  We are recruiting an Operations Manager to join our team. Reporting directly to the CEO, this is an excellent opportunity to work for a great cause and gain leadership experience.

The Operations Manager will oversee key business support and operational activity, co-ordinating the office base to ensure that Lifecentre operates smoothly and in accordance with legal and professional standards. The role includes responsibility for: operational policies and procedures, client support team management, management of buildings and facilities, oversight of finance and payroll, GDPR and data management, oversight of IT systems, data management, Health & Safety, quality assurance and risk and compliance with Charity Governance.

You will provide leadership for the Operations Team and be responsible for delivery of quality, performance and continued improvement across the services, including looking externally to develop partnership opportunities to drive efficiencies whilst maintaining quality.

We are looking for a self-motivated person with initiative. The ability to prioritise their own work and that of their team is required. The ideal candidate will have office management experience, possessing excellent IT skills and have experience in use of all basic computer software including Microsoft Office. Excellent organisational skills are required and ability to set up efficient systems, including data management. Excellent communication and writing skills and the ability to multi-task are also required.  Good numeracy skills are essential.

This post could be considered as a full-time role for one individual meeting all competencies. Alternatively, we would consider a job share.

Lifecentre is a Christian Charity providing counselling services to survivors of rape and sexual abuse: www.lifecentre.uk.com. For an job pack, email: opsmanager@lifecentre.uk.com or telephone: 01243-786349 or for full details you can download the job pack, including job description and person specification from our website HERE

Closing date for applications: midnight Wednesday 19 August 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 1 September 2020

Latest Family News

In the light of the most recent advice from the UK Government to limit the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, we have taken the decision to suspend all physical gatherings across Revelation Family Church, and recommend that people do not meet together until further notice.

This includes both our Sunday gatherings, midweek groups, and our childrens and youth work.
We ask that you would not turn up at either 104 The Hornet or the Family Centre as both buildings will be closed.

More information will be coming out shortly about how we can love and support each other as community at this time but please listen to Dan Slatter explain more HERE



Life Centre is a Reg Charity with a Christian foundation, providing specialist therapeutic services to survivors of sexual violation.

They are looking for qualified, experienced therapists competent to work with children and/or young people who have experienced rape or sexual abuse. Successful candidates will need to be either a qualified play therapist, art therapist or counsellor qualified to work with children and young people. Successful applicants must demonstrate a knowledge of trauma therapy and pre and post trail work. The therapist will be required to provide weekly one-to-one sessions of one 50 minutes duration, with a minimum of 5 & a max of 12 client sessions per week. We employ client support officers who support the clients and process the referrals. External supervision is provided along with monthly continuous professional development and internal support from our area leads. Lifecentre have monthly team meetings which all our counsellors attend. All availability will be considered, with particular recruitment for Saturday working + before and after school slots.

Lifecentre is in a position of ongoing recruitment. For further information ring 01243 786349.


CYP Counsellor Job Description 2020

CYP Counsellor Application Pack 2020

Or visit their website  HERE

Lifecentre is a Registered Charity with a Christian foundation, providing specialist counselling services across West Sussex to survivors of sexual violation of all ages and all genders.

We are looking for an experienced counsellor accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychology (BACP) or United Kingdom Council for Psychology (UKCP) to be responsible for the delivery of Lifecentre’s clinical services. The Clinical Lead will be responsible for managing and supporting the clinical staff and supervisors. They will provide assurance to the Chief Executive on the quality of the clinical services, ensuring delivery adheres to Lifecentre’s policies and procedures and supports the best interests of our clients and mission as a charity.

The ideal candidate would have experience working with sexual trauma and complex mental health issues. We are looking for someone who has experience of leading teams of counselling practitioners including providing clinical support, reviewing performance and developing the team. They will have a track record of conducting assessments and using measurement tools such as CORE. We would like a candidate who has extensive experience and skills in building strong working relationships with partner agencies. We are looking for someone with extensive experience of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. They will have a consultative management style, with the ability to motivate a diverse range of staff with a coaching approach. We need someone who can exercise strong clinical judgement. They will be a committed and mature Christian who is an active part of a church community. They will have analytical thinking skills and the ability to see the bigger picture as well as being a confident communicator.

The job is 20 hours per week and is primarily based in Chichester, but attending meetings at other locations as required


Clinical Lead job pack 2020

Clinical lead application 

Or visit their website HERE

Closing date for application: 11 March 2020

Interviews will be held: 30th March 2020

Travel Plan
Travelling to 104 at the start of 2020 gives us the opportunity to try different ways to start our Sundays. We are all looking to make a difference in 2020, so we can all make some changes. Do you normally drive to a church gathering? Do you normally organise your family to come in 2 cars?

Here is a chance for you to do things differently. Why not consider walking to a church gathering? Why not consider pulling that bike out the shed and cycling? – we’ve got a lovely new covered bike rack outside the front door at 104.
Moving to 104 gives us an opportunity to change in lots of different ways. We can look at things differently. We know it’s impossible for us to park outside 104 so let’s try other ways to get together. 
There are health benefits for you – it gives you the chance to slow down, to prepare for our gathering, and to contribute positively to our city’s environment. It may well be that you’ll have the chance to chat with more people instead of being stuck in a glass and metal box!

If you are coming by car (we know some people have to), you have to park at the Market Car Park and walk through the amphitheatre park – 7 to 10 mins walk. We will have three on site disabled parking bays for Blue Badge holders. 
As part of our Travel Plan, we are honouring our new neighbours (houses, flats and shops) – it’s really important that we respect the parking spaces they are currently using and that we do not cause any problems around The Hornet and neighbourhood.

Here is a sneaky peek at our invite which should be with you by the weekend! 🙂


We are sorry that it has been a little while since we last updated you on the progress at 104. We are now in a period of overlap as the construction work nears completion and the finishing’s side of the works start.


All the internal doors have now been hung and look fantastic. The new external front doors have also been fitted and looking great.

Air Handling Units

Our two spectacular air handling units are now in the new home in the roof at the rear of the building. These units from Germany will draw in fresh air and expel the stale air from the building.


We are about to go back to Chichester District Council for (what we hope is) one final planning application. We tried to put this through as a non-material amendment, but this was rejected. The reason for this new application is twofold. Firstly, we have made some minor amendments to the door layout at the front of the building to enable better wheelchair access and fire safety. Secondly, we need to add some vents at the very rear of the building for our ventilation system.

This new application will go in during December.


It has been so good to have teams of volunteers into the building for the last three Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. It has changed the feel of the building having some colours on the walls of the welcome area, main hall and corridors. We have had all ages through to paint including students and some of the young people.

Was not only fun to be together in our new home but also many conversations were had about the dreams and possibilities that could take place in this wonderful new space.


Christmas is fast approaching! Here is what we have planned for our community over the festive period.


Just One Natural Evangelism Course


The command from Jesus is for each and everyone of us to be witnesses (Acts 1:8).

– When did you last lead someone to the Lord?

– Have you ever found yourself not being able to progress a conversation further with friends or family?

– Are there people in your life that you know need God but you are not sure how to begin the conversation with them about it?

– Have you like many Christians heard about needing to be a witness for him and have been wondering how?

J. John is one of the foremost communicators of the gospel and has used his 40 plus years experience to write an evangelistic tool entitled Natural Evangelism. We are blessed not only to have J. John come to proclaim the Gospel at the Just One Event in Portsmouth on  4th & 5th April 2020,  but we are also being provided with an amazing opportunity to learn the HOW in order to aid us in one to one conversation with our friends, colleagues & family members.


The course is running at Swanfield Chapel in Chichester on:

Saturday 9th November – 9.30 – 3.30pm (Sessions 1-3)

Saturday 23rd November – 9.30- 3.30pm (Sessions 4-6)

The course led by amazingly gifted evangelists, is free of charge and the manual is just £5.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to be equipped and either book yourself HERE , pick up a leaflet at one of our Sunday gatherings or chat to me about other dates in the area in the coming months.


This last couple of weeks has seen some different trades people start for the first fix phase for trades, including electrical and plumbing.


Our Non-Material Amendment to Chichester District Council is now submitted for consideration. As a reminder this is for some very minor changes to the doors and glazing at the front of the building. We have been informed that should hear back from the council officers regarding our submission by the end of October.


Our wonderful Building Team are now focusing on all the finishes around the different parts of the building. This includes doors, flooring, wall colours etc. This is both exciting and encouraging as it shows the progress being made at the end of our twelfth week of work.

Next steps

The first coats of paint will start in some of the main spaces next week and the air handling units are due to arrive in the next two weeks. The structure and platform for these large units is being built into a space in the roof.