PARISH ADMINISTRATOR

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St Peter's Church 119 Eaton Square London
Employee
£23,000 pro rata

St Peter’s Eaton Square PCC is recruiting a Parish Administrator (25 hours per week) to play a key role in the practical day to day operation of the church both within and outside the church community. The post provides an opportunity both to use and develop skills and to be part of a team seeking to enable and expand the role of St Peter’s in the community.

General Admin Support:

  • Supporting the Vicar (currently vacant), Priest Missioner and Verger/Premises Manager with administrative work.
  • As well as day-to-day office tasks this includes checking of drafts and production in conjunction with the clergy of service booklets and documents.

Premises rentals:

  • Arranging room bookings for the church and three meeting rooms in liaison with the Verger/. Premises Manager; this includes showing the rooms where necessary, explaining the terms and recording bookings, liaison with the book-keeper about payments and invoicing, maintaining the information about bookings on the website and doing follow up work such as making the returns to the Performing Rights Society for Music in connection with concerts.
  • Proactively seek to increase levels of booking by approaching and providing information to local businesses and groups.

Office systems:

  • Oversight of Churchdesk management software, diary, mail lists and maintaining databases.
  • Managing contracts for Churchdesk, phones, internet, copier and website. c) Working with the Verger/Premises Manager to order office supplies.

Communication and publicity:

  • Managing email and telephone enquiries, updating of the church website and compiling the weekly Friday email newsletter.
  • Compiling the church magazine which is issued every second month and appears both online and in hard copy.
  • Designing and printing of publicity materials such as posters, banners and fliers. Handling any necessary advertising.

The person appointed should be in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the Church and support the vision, including the inclusive approach, of the parish.. He/she will need to work closely with the Parish Team, supporting the clergy of the parish and in conjunction with the Verger/Premises Manager and the Book-keeper. Organisational and IT skills are essential along with the ability to relate to staff, volunteers and the public. An understanding of the Church of England and/or church administration would be an advantage but are not essential providing the appointee is willing to learn.

St Peter’s is an Anglican Church in the Diocese of London covering the areas round Belgravia and Victoria Station. We are an inclusive church in the catholic tradition of the Church of England and believe that God’s love in Christ is for everyone. As well as offering a Sung Eucharist with a professional choir and a lively and informal Family Eucharist each Sunday and services during the week we seek to reach out to the wider community by making rooms available for concerts, business and charity meetings and for local interest groups. We host a toddler group twice a week and work closely with the parish primary school. We also seek to reach out to the wider community at home and abroad through charitable giving and links with other organisations. At present some of these activities and bookings have been affected due to the pandemic and we hope to increase and expand them in the coming months.