Bristol

Up to £26,000

Permanent, Full-time

TFAAI1109/CC-TC

Job Description

Parish Administrator
Bristol, Avon

Are you an experienced and efficient administrator with an excellent work ethic and eye for detail? Are you proactive and creative in your approach to problem resolution and creating efficiencies in processes? If so, this could be the role for you.

About Us 

St Mary Redcliffe is an historic and much beloved parish church in the heart of Bristol; indeed, Queen Elizabeth I is quoted describing St Mary Redcliffe as “the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England”. With a prestigious heritage and important historical legacy comes the responsibility of maintaining the centrality of St Mary Redcliffe to its parish, the city of Bristol and even further afield, as a beacon of community, charity and Christianity.

St Mary Redcliffe is an inclusive church with a growing and diverse congregation; our plans (“Project 450”) will provide modern visitor facilities and answer the need to expand our Sunday school, provide a new song school and facilities that meet best safeguarding standards. Committed to our mission and purpose of “Singing the song of faith and justice”, all St Mary Redcliffe associates and supporters work closely with the Vicar in all aspects of the running of the church and its mission beyond the immediate parish boundaries.

St Mary Redcliffe is now looking for a Parish Administrator to play a central part in the day to day running of the church and parish.

The Benefits 

- Up to £26,000 per annum, dependent on experience
- 25 days’ holiday per annum + Bank Holidays
- Employer contribution pension of 8%
- Free tea and coffee (and good quality tea and coffee too!)
- Beautiful surroundings in the centre of Bristol

This is an amazing opportunity to work with an historic, well-loved and well-visited church that has played a key and pivotal role in the history of its parish and the city of Bristol. Everyone who works for St Mary Redcliffe can take pride and satisfaction that they are contributing to the fabric of this church’s heritage; respecting the past, building on the present and securing its future.

The role of Parish Administrator will report into the Head of Operational Development, taking an active role in the day to day administration and management of the parish and church itself.

So, if you are looking to make your mark on history and contribute to this important church’s mission, then this could be the role for you.

The Role 

The role of Parish Administrator will see you working closely with the Head of Operational Development. You will maintain an efficient and organised office that serves the needs of the church, the parish and its personnel.

Your duties will also include:

- Designing and managing filing systems taking account of both physical and electronic filing, ensuring systems adhere to necessary polices and legislation
- Designing and implementing office policies by establishing standards and procedures, measuring results against standards, making necessary adjustments .etc.
- Acting as PCC Secretary, working with the Standing Committee to set agendas, writing and distributing minutes
- Administering SMR database on ChurchDesk platform, ensuring data and user compliance with data protection (GDPR) legislation and polices, providing training.etc.
- Overseeing and maintaining register of all polices and processes, making sure these are up to date and regularly reviewed
- Handle and manage all enquires relating to baptisms, weddings and funerals

The above list of duties is not exhaustive, and you will be encouraged to play a varied and supportive role at St Mary Redcliffe’s.

About You 

To join us as the Parish Administrator, you will need: 

- A strong background in administration and office organisation
- Strong decision-making skills with the ability to make dynamic but informed decisions
- The ability to delegate tasks, duties and responsibilities to team members
- The ability to produce reports and analyse data to a high standard
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage with associates and supporters at all levels of the organisation
- The ability to generate and develop ideas for positive change, initiate new ways of working and a willingness to embrace and champion positive change

In addition, previous experience of working for a diocese or parish would be advantageous to your application.

We’d like to hear from you if you have held the title of Parish Officer, Parish Manager, Office Manager, Office Administrator, or Administration Manager.  

Webrecruit and St Mary Redcliffe are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 

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Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week - Some flexibility is to be expected as evening and weekend working may be required from time to time