Part Time Parish Administrator (closes 30 May 2019)

Job Description

St Matthew’s Bethnal Green is looking for a reliable, responsible administrator to join our team. We are a Church of England parish in Central London. This is a permanent position subject to a 3-month probationary period. 

This job will include:

  • working closely with the Rector for the smooth running of the church. 
  • co-ordinating the hires of the church, both regular and one-off.
  • advertising parish events, in print and on the internet. 
  • overseeing church communications: newsletters, website updates, mail-outs, and some social media.
  • completing regular paperwork for occasional offices and church statistics. 
  • compiling and printing service sheets, paperwork for meetings or other large events.
  • working with the church Treasurer (volunteer) and Bookkeeper (employee) to make sure financial records are processed in a timely manner. 
  • handling e-mail and telephone inquiries. 
  • giving access to routine maintenance visitors (e.g. fire extinguisher inspector, boiler inspector).

Office space, computer and internet access are provided within the church building itself. 

This post is line managed by the Rector. It is part time, for a total of 16 hours per week. This may be worked over two days, or potentially over more than two after discussion with the Rector. 


Person Specification


  • Self-motivated and able to balance a variety of tasks
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Maturity and responsibility when dealing with parishioners or other members of the public
  • Familiarity with the life of a Church of England parish: key times of the year, priorities for organisation and mission, volunteer culture, and priority of welcome 
  • Appropriate understanding of confidentiality and GDPR requirements 

Skills or Qualifications 

  • Proficiency in word processing software and Google suite
  • Ability to work with basic web design (WordPress proficiency preferred)
  • Demonstrable skill in using social media and event platforms to publicise events
  • Educational qualifications: minimum of three A-Levels (or equivalent), at least grade C


  • At least 2 years administrative experience preferable.


Remuneration and Holidays

- This post will be paid £10 - 12 per hour dependent on experience 

  • Holidays will be provided at 28 days FTE


If you have any questions about this role, or would like an information conversation with the Rector about it, please ring 0208 109 0644 or e-mail

To apply for this post, please send a covering letter setting out your reasons for applying and attach a copy of your CV. These should be sent to, or posted to: 

St Matthew’s Rectory, Hereford Street, London E2 6EX. 

Deadline for application: 30 May 2019

Date of interviews: 13 June 2019 

How to Find Us:

Contact Us:

Our address:
St Matthew\'s Row
Bethnal Green London E2 6DT

Email us:

Our Services

Our main Sunday service is the
Parish Eucharist at 10.30am

Mass, Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer are offered most days.
See Parish Notices for more information