Office Services Operative

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Westminster, London
£23,808 rising to £24,404 after probation

The Office Services department is responsible for supporting all departments within the National Church Institutions (NCIs) of the Church of England with logistics, printing, hospitality and reception.

We are developing the way we deliver our services and full training will be given to the successful candidate who will help us to deliver an excellent standard of service.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Office Services team at a time of growth and development.

You will focus on delivering a high standard of porterage, logistical support, printing, hospitality and telephone services to our colleagues and customers.

You will need to enjoy working as part of a team, be comfortable with using IT and be looking for the chance to develop your skills. Once confident, you will have the chance to choose an area of work that particularly interests you and undertake more in depth learning in that area.

To be successful, you will need a full driving licence, a professional and highly motivated approach and the desire to deliver an excellent standard of service.

Interviews will be held on the 28th November 2019

In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.

The Role :

  • Porterage and logistical support
    • Transporting documents and other materials from the main archive library to and from Church House and Lambeth Palace
    • Assisting with relocating goods and materials around Church House
    • Re-locating work stations and equipment throughout Church House
    • Moving and storing confidential waste
    • Carrying out minor maintenance work, for example hanging pictures, clocks or repairing/replacing window blinds.
    • Carrying out safety walks, checking for free access and clear walk ways.
  • Print room services
    • Assisting in preparing documents
    • Running bulk photo copy runs and print runs
    • Packing and distributing printing
    • Collecting, installing and distributing toner cartridges
  • Hospitality services
    • Preparing coffee, tea and other refreshments (this may include alcoholic beverages)
    • Serving refreshments including cold and hot foods.
    • Preparing meeting rooms
    • Assisting with Audio Visual equipment
    • Clearing and tidying meeting rooms between meetings
    • Managing and handling spillages
    • Assisting with meet and greet
  • Telephonist
    • Covering the reception telephone and reception
    • Answering incoming calls screening them for best direction

The requirements for the role



  • The ability to represent the service in a professional manner
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to serve refreshments (including alcoholic beverages)
  • Capable of manual handling
  • The ability to work under a level of pressure
  • Customer care skills
  • Full UK drivers licence held for at least 8 years


  • Experience of providing general support services, within at least one of the functional areas
  • Awareness of Health and Safety in the workplace

Personal Attributes:

  • Adaptable to the changing work environment
  • Sensitive to a range of cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills


  • Basic numerously and literacy skills


  • The post holder must wear a uniform during working hours, that will be provided by the employer



  • Hospitality skills


  • Print /photocopier experience
  • Porterage experience
  • Telephone reception experience

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

Excellence, Respect, Integrity

We follow these three values in everything we do, whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith. To learn more about working for National Church Institutions and our benefits, please click here

As we are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome all applications from those you have served in our Armed Forces and their families

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise.

*Where applicable depending on post requirements.