Building, Maintenance and Repair Worker

The Building, Maintenance and Repair worker will work with the Head of Buildings to keep ZavCentre functioning as it is now, and to create the new ZavCentre, including renovating accommodation, building video and recording studios, completing the OM International Prayer Hub, and preparing meeting rooms to meet post-Covid regulations. We expect you to have some general practical abilities, and we will give you training in specialist areas.
As long as possible
Full Time
Do you know the difference between a claw hammer and a mallet? Can you weld a pipe, fit a shower, lay bricks and plaster a dry wall? Do you want to add to your set of skills and experience, serving God in one of the world’s great mission bases?

ZavCentre, on the outskirts of Brussels, Belgium is the first building OM ever owned. It was built in the 1870s as a paper factory, and has served many purposes. In 2022, OM in Belgium is seeking to meet the needs of the post-Covid missions world with an online/face-to-face conference centre, respite care for missionaries, and apologetics, church planting and wide evangelism online broadcast straight from the base.

To achieve this, we need to bend walls, create rooms, lay bricks and even foundations. We have planning permission for extensive renovations, but these plans will need to be reviewed for the post-Covid world. We now have a clear vision of what functions the base needs to fulfil, and are looking for people to turn it into reality.

The Building, Maintenance and Repair worker will work with the Head of Buildings to keep ZavCentre functioning as it is now, and to create the new ZavCentre, including renovating accommodation, building video and recording studios, completing the OM International Prayer Hub, and preparing meeting rooms to meet post-Covid regulations.

Everyone who is new to OM and has not been part of a similar programme in another organisation will spend their first year as part of our Year Programme, which will include working in their chosen ministry. This includes Bible training, language learning, and introduction to missions life and many opportunities to develop new skills and talents.

EU-citizen due to visa requirements.
Health: Good physical health
Willingness to raise personal support

Live opportunities are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.

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