Diocese of Portsmouth

    Parish Administrator

    Parish Office St George the Martyr St George's Walk Waterlooville PO7 7EH
    023 9225 8079
    12 Apr 2024, noon
    15 Apr 2024

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    Job Purpose

    The role of Parish Administrator is to support the parish priest and others in running the life and work of St George’s Church which has 2 services every Sunday as well as one on Wednesday, and over 100 on the electoral roll.

    The appointee will be a key player in the team. To run the church office effectively you will need to be organised, have an ability to write well, be familiar and competent with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher etc) and ideally social media (Facebook).

    You will also need to be good with people and confident working mainly alone. The role is based mainly in the parish office which is housed inside the church.

    Key Responsibilities

    • To work at the centre of church life – running the church office as a communications hub where questions are answered and information is recorded and disseminated.
    • To provide administrative support for worship – making sure that everything is ready for Sunday and weekday worship (eg service sheets, rotas, liaising with visiting clergy, etc.)
    • To receive reports and messages re equipment and maintenance of church premises, and relay them to churchwardens for attention as appropriate.
    • Church communications – this includes producing the weekly bulletin sheet, managing notice boards, dealing with post, emails and phone calls.
    • Dealing with the administration relating to baptisms, funerals and weddings eg ensuring Registers and other paperwork is done in a timely manner.
    • Office Management and General Administration – this includes running an easily navigable filing system (both online, and in the filing cabinet), monitoring office supplies, arranging meetings, overseeing maintenance of office equipment.
    • Accident & Incident Book – Monitoring and escalation of incidents entered as appropriate.
    • Administrative support – Providing administrative support to the Parish Priest and churchwardens, and carrying out other tasks they may ask you to do.
    • Liaising with churchwardens and Parish Priest in making regular returns to diocese, register office, etc.

    Additional Notes

    • Location: Parish Office at St George’s Church, Waterlooville, PO7 7EH
    • Salary: £12.00 per hour week
    • Hours: Part-time, 7 hours per week on days to be agreed
    • Safeguarding requirements: for purely administrative roles a DBS check is not needed. But the Administrator will be required to undergo basic Safeguarding training.
    • This post is subject to a 3-month probationary period.
    • Closing date: April 12th, midday
    • Interviews: week beginning April 15th

    St George the Martyr, Waterlooville

    St. George's Walk Waterlooville, PO7 7EH

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