Following exciting news for our current administrator and her family (but sad news for us at St Peter’s!) that they are moving to be closer to family overseas, the process of appointing her successor is now underway. She will be greatly missed by all of us at St Peter’s and leaves a strong foundation for her successor. Could it be you? For full details of the role and how to apply please see below!

Job Title: Parish Administrator & Events Co-ordinator

Report To: The Vicar, Fr Simon Cuff 

Employer: PCC St Peter de Beauvoir 

Hours: 14 hrs per week: Flexible by prior arrangement (e.g. 2 Weekdays 9 – 4.30, or 4 Weekdays 10 – 2, allowing for 30 minutes lunch.)

Salary: £12,000 p.a. plus Workplace Pension

Main purpose of Job:

Management of day-to-day parish activities including the general administration of the Parish Office, the running of all church operations, including building, fabric, communications, and the organisation of social, outreach and fundraising events (including publicity and marketing) that support the life and ministry of this diverse, vibrant and inclusive church in the modern catholic tradition of the Church of England.

Context:

St Peter’s is the parish church of De Beauvoir Town. We are located in the Borough of Hackney, close to Haggerston Overground station and accessible by a number of cycle and public transport links. De Beauvoir Town is a vibrant and diverse community, with a strong sense of local identity with St Peter’s at its heart. St Peter’s reflects the diversity of its local community. The centre of our life together is our weekly eucharist, at which people of all ages and backgrounds gather around the altar. 

We seek a Parish Administrator & Events Co-ordinator who will help us continue to grow as a community space as we seek to increase our revenue from available spaces to hire and increase our activity in terms of marketing, communications and events,  as part of our mission alongside our local community. You will join a growing and supportive team to work alongside including the Vicar, PCC members, Music Director, Financial Assistant, and others to help St Peter’s fulfil its mission to be a Church which worships, nurtures, and takes action!

Main Duties and Responsibilities & Person Specification:

The Parish Administrator & Events Co-Ordinator is a key person in the life of St Peter’s who works closely with the Vicar, Treasurer, Director of Music, Churchwardens, PCC, regular volunteers and the wider community of De Beauvoir Town. This role is both administrative and a key personal contact for the many individuals and groups in the life of St Peter’s.

For a full role description, please see here.

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Essential:

  • Excellent organisational skills with experience of administration
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Financially confident
  • Excellent IT skills with working experience of Microsoft 365 (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Working experience of digital communication systems including email marketing tools, websites, and use of social media
  • IT Skills – familiarity with (or willingness and capacity to learn): InDesign software and use of cloud-based storage systems, such as Google Drive; Finance Software for Churches and Charities or similar accounting software; WordPress or Squarespace.

 

Desirable:

  • Previous experience working in a church context
  • Experience of the faculty process in the Church of England
  • Project and event-planning experience

 

Personal Attributes:

  • A welcoming, mature and sensitive manner in dealing with members of the public, and in fostering good working relationships with staff and church officers, volunteers and other regular contacts.
  • A capacity to work on your own and as part of a team, confident to take the initiative
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Ability to remain solution focussed and work efficiently
  • A proactive can-do attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A commitment to the values of St Peter’s as a Church in the modern catholic tradition of the Church of England

 

Place of Work: St Peter de Beauvoir Town, Northchurch Terrace, N1 4DA.

Salary: £12,000 p.a. for 14 hours pw. plus workplace pension

Probationary period: 6 months

Holidays: 12 days, plus bank holidays (and week between Christmas and New Year)

Notice Period: 1 month

Review: An annual review

How to apply: To apply for this post, please complete the application form and send completed application form to frsimon@stpeterdebeauvoir.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 21st June 2024 5pm

Interview Date: week beginning 23rd June 2024

Paid induction days: (up to two of 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th July)

Start date: week beginning 22nd September (flexible by discussion)

If you would like to have a conversation about the role before applying, please contact the Vicar, Fr Simon (frsimon@stpeterdebeauvoir.org.uk) or our outgoing administrator (office@stpeterdebeauvoir.org.uk)

This role will require an enhanced DBS check and Safeguarding Training (Basic Awareness and Foundation level) online via the Diocese of London. St Peter’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

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