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Facilities Coordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.


Lambeth Palace is the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, his family and two religious communities. It is the centre of his ministry, worship and hospitality, and it is where his personal staff are based. It is vibrant, welcoming and unique and a huge draw for people all over the world.

The Palace is also used as an events venue for organisations and charities. During the summer the stunning garden is often host to receptions and outdoor activities.

Post Introduction

The Facilities team is vital to the effective operation of Lambeth Palace and this new role will ensure that our quality standards are maintained.  It will focus on improving our support for events, health and safety monitoring and accommodation.

As Facilities Coordinator, you will support the Steward to make Lambeth Palace a safe and well managed environment for our residents, community, staff and visitors.  You will work  closely with the Assistant Steward,  two other Facilities Coordinators and the Events team to ensure that we provide an excellent service at all times.

Interviews will be held on the 9th March 2018

Main Responsibility

Maintenance and Routine tasks

  • Recording and producing reports from the Facilities Help Desk
  • Maintain routine daily check of all facilities
  • Assisting contractors on site to work safely and with minimum disruption to the work of the Palace
  • Ensuring that prioritised tasks are recorded on the Facilities Help Desk
  • Maintaining and minor repairs as necessary including maintenance of drains and gutters
  • Checking, carry out routine safety and health checks as directed by the steward 


  • Ensuring the timely set-up and break-down for internal and external events at the request of the Head of Events, to include all furniture, AV. etc. where required. This will involve manual handing and can involve working at heights. Including occasional out of hours and Saturday events. Assisting in greeting guests and coordinating parking during events


  • Assisting in distributing deliveries and collections. Including confidential waste. (This will involve manual handing)
  • Assisting with office moves (This will involve manual handing)

The Ideal Candidate

Essential :


  • Highly organised and efficient; able to prioritise
  • Ability, enthusiasm and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Able to work methodically and accurately


  • Knowledge of health and safety monitoring
  • Experience of working safely with contractors
  • Experience of dealing with a wide range of people in the course of work

Personal Attributes:

  • The ability to lift and carry safely and as necessary, and to work at height
  • Clean & smart appearance
  • Friendly and able to work on own initiative and as part of a team


  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent, or with comparable qualification or relevant experience

Desirable :


  • Knowledge of, and interest in, facilities management in historic buildings
  • An interest in the work of the Archbishop’s ministry and the Church of England generally


  • First aid training

About Us

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.

Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible* 35-hour working week for work-life balance and a minimum 25 days holiday plus 3 defined organisational days leave and an attractive defined pension scheme.

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from people, regardless of their background.

*Where applicable depending on post requirements.

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