Lambeth Palace is the home and office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose work and ministry begins with the Church of England and extends throughout the Anglican Communion. This exciting dual role combines two aspects of the Archbishop’s interface with the general public: meeting and greeting guests to Lambeth Palace and supporting the administration of the Archbishop’s Correspondence Office.
The way visitors are welcomed to Lambeth Palace is essential to the witness and ministry exemplified within its boundaries. As the frequent first point of contact for visitors, the post holder plays a pivotal role in the welcome received at the Palace ensuring that warm hospitality is extended to all.
As a nationally and internationally significant religious leader, the Archbishop of Canterbury receives thousands of letters, e-mails, invitations and phone calls from members of the public every year, each of which needs to be carefully examined and an appropriate response given and recorded. The Correspondence Team process and log all correspondence and ensure correspondents receive a helpful, gracious and timely response. From official correspondence to questions and queries from the general public covering a rich diversity of topics and subjects.
As Receptionist and Team Administrator, your time will be spent both in the Correspondence Office and at the Reception Desk in the main Palace building.
As the key point of contact for guests visiting staff at Lambeth Palace, you will ensure that the highest standards of hospitality and welcome are always demonstrated and that guests are received in a professional, courteous and respectful manner.
Providing high-quality administrative support to the Correspondence Manager and the Correspondence Team, you will demonstrate an excellent knowledge of MS Office, attention to detail and a calm and methodical approach.
Interviews will be held on the 27th September 2019
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