At the London Diocesan Fund (LDF) we seek to do everything we can to support the mission and growth of the Church of England in London. The Archdeaconry of London covers the Two Cities of Westminster and the City of London. It is a diverse area, with many high profile churches and institutions. The Archdeaconry seeks to support the almost 100 churches in the area in carrying out their Christian mission and we work in a way that is enabling, facilitating, innovative and always as a partner. The challenges of the area include, but are not limited to, an estate that consists of many heritage assets, the need to seize significant opportunities in a fast moving environment, constant financial pressures and issues around transience and the pace of demographic change.
Closing Date - Sunday 15 September 2019 (11.59pm)
Interview Date - Friday 27 September 2019
A second interview may be required which would be held on Monday 1 October 2019.
The post holder will be the first point of contact with clergy, lay people and other visitors and callers to the Old Deanery. You will also undertake reception and administration duties linked to the role and in support of the wider objectives of the offices of the Bishop and Archdeacon.
Front of house duties
Managing the switchboard
Organising diary appointments and meetings
Overseeing the reception area
Please refer to the attached Job Description for the full details on the main responsibilities.
Previous reception and administration experience
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
Knowledge of customer service principles and practices
Competent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Outlook
Ability to work a switchboard
Customer service orientation
Attention to detail
Organising and planning skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Sympathy with the aims and ethos of the work of the Church of England
Please refer to the attached Job Description for the full details on Person Specification.
The Church of England in London is growing, vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.
We value the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents and aim to create a workforce that:
Values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual
Reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve
Fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.