Scripture Union, South Africa


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Vacancy:  Campsite Manager

Scripture Union (SU) South Africa is a Christian mission and registered NPO (008-036) reaching out to the young people of South Africa with the Gospel. It was established in South Africa in 1924 and has a presence in most of our provinces. It aims to lead young people to know and walk with God.

The primary objective of the Campsite Manager role:

The primary objective is to provide overall Management to our campsites, Stoney Ridge and Kadesh Barnea and to fulfil the vision, objectives and shared values of Scripture Union SA.

Key responsibilities:

  1. General Operations Management
  • Providing spiritual and operational management to the staff
  • Driving the vision of our campsites strategically within the bigger vision of Scripture Union
  • Keeping up to date with new models and strategies that can benefit Scripture Union within the camping industry
  • Oversee all HR related issues (with support from SU’s HR manager)
  • Oversee and manage all OHS compliance and safety measures and ensuring that both campsites are compliant
  • Oversee of security and adequate insurance cover
  • Oversee the safeguarding of assets
  • Oversee the structure and effective division of duties
  • Running an operational effective and efficient campsite
  • Must be prepared to work some weekends
  1. Financial Management
  • Managing quotations and invoices
  • Implementing sound financial principles and complying to SU finance policies
  • Budget control, managing income and expenditure
  • Regular meetings with SU Finance Manager
  1. Staff Management
  • Oversee and manage the management team and ensure that each staff member is equipped for their roles and responsibilities
  • Time management of staff
  • Ensuring that staff member is held accountable for performing in their roles and responsibilities
  • Regular KPI meetings with staff
  • Oversee all independent contractors
  1. Campsite Development
  • To lead all campsite development plans from inception to completion
  • Assisting with fundraising for capital expense projects for development
  1. Marketing and client facing
  • Developing a marketing strategy (with support from SU Marketing)
  • Hands on marketing at schools, churches, communities, NGO’s to also build a network and relationships
  • Utilizing the latest marketing trends
  • Liaising with clients that use our facilities

(This is not exhaustive, and amendments and additions may be required in line with future changes.)

Qualifications, knowledge, and experience:

  • Evangelical Christian with active current church involvement
  • Significant exposure and experience in Christian residential camping ministry
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing, leading and training people
  • Relevant tertiary education qualification in Project Management/ Finance or a related field (Diploma or Degree)
  • A track record of managing people and logistical processes effectively
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to implement the strategy
  • Computer literate
  • Experience in staff (HR) and financial management
  • Experience in facilities management
  • Financial acumen (Xero)
  • High standards of integrity, honesty, and willingness to serve
  • Inquisitive and openness to learning new things
  • Innovative - able to maximise new opportunities
  • Have a track record of being an inspirational leader
  • Able to interact confidently and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds and embrace diversity as a strength within the organisation
  • Able to communicate with people in authority or leadership
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player
  • Willingness to reside at the campsite


Closing date for applications: Monday, 12th February 2024 Please send a CV (two pages max) and a motivational letter to with the subject header, ‘Campsite Manager’. CVs are to include personal contact details, educational qualifications, experience record and skills, whilst the motivational letter must give a brief explanation of why the applicant feels called to this position. CVs must also list three references with contact numbers and email addresses. A recent photograph of the applicant must be attached. Please note that this is a campsite-based role (Stoney Ridge Campsite – outside Magaliesburg, Gauteng) so only applicants who are willing to relocate to Stoney Ridge Campsite) will be considered. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information about SU, visit our website at

Why work at SU

Scripture Union South Africa is a ministry organization dedicated to transforming young people's lives through the gospel. With a history of successful ministry, SU provides a unique opportunity to work in a team driven by the core values of faith, integrity, contextual ministry, enabling others, and disciple making. Join us to make a real difference in the lives of young people and impact the future of South Africa. Whether you have a passion for youth ministry or just want to help build God's Kingdom, SU is a great place to start. Be a part of a dynamic and exciting ministry that is making a difference in the world!

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