Receptionist/Administrator (8am - 4pm)

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The Old Deanery, Dean's Ct, London

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
  • Administrative tasks
  • 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
  • Keyboard skills
  • Ability to work a switchboard
  • Customer service orientation
  • Information management
  • 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.

To learn more about the work we do, click here

To learn more about Capital Vision 2020 please click here

To learn more about our offer to staff and our enhanced pension scheme with a 15% employer contribution, please refer to the attached 'Our offer to you'.