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Job Title: Church Administrator
Responsible to: The Ministers
Purpose of Job: To assist the church staff and deacons administratively in the running of the church
Hours: 16 hours a week (plus extra hours for weddings)
Salary: £12.30 per hour


Union Chapel is an award-winning music venue, centre for the homeless and a working church, charitable activities include the restoration of the Grade I building and a homeless drop in centre.

The small Congregational church that owns the chapel is ultimately responsible for all the activities that are run within the building. It has a management agreement with Union Chapel Project and is actively involved with helping to run the Union Chapel Project which includes Margins, the homeless drop in centre. It is a liberal, inclusive, non-hierarchical, and non-conformist in its theology.

This role is part time with some flexibility and is a permanent position with a 6 month probationary period.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a busy historic building and to support a small progressive church in the context of one of London’s best loved music venues.

Specific tasks will include, but not be limited:

  • To provide some financial support by way of book keeping
  • To build and maintain a database of contacts
  • To facilitate and distribute the church newsletter
  • To keep the church diary and produce weekly notices
  • To assist with Deacons and church meetings when required
  • To file relevant church documents
  • To facilitate programming and volunteer recruitment for Open Wednesdays
  • To provide administrative support for weddings
  • To help with the production and dissemination of publicity for church related events.
  • To monitor and update church pages of the website

The successful candidate will have:

  • Sympathy and understanding of the values of Union Chapel.
  • To be computer literate.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to be accurate giving attention to detail.
  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • Experience in administration
  • Experience administrating publicity for events
  • Ability to work with numbers in order to learn simple book keeping

Full Job description

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to

Closing date for applications: 9am on Friday 24th March 2017

Please note that if applicants have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then unfortunately they have not been selected for interview.




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