The Parish of Winchcombe – Part Time Parish Administrator

Published: Thursday July 4, 2024

The Parish of Winchcombe

Job Title Part Time Parish Administrator
Working Hours 14 hours per week (with potential for increasing hours) over 4-5 days between 9.30am and 1pm.  Flexibility in hours management and where work is conducted may be required on occasions.
Location St Peter’s Centre, Gloucester St, Winchcombe GL54 5LU
Salary & Holidays Salary: Up to £9,100pa (£12.50/hr; £24,375 FTE for 37.5hrs/wk).

Pension: Subject to confirmation of appointment post a 6-month probationary period, pension payments (via NEST) will be at the current legislated rate.

Holidays: 20 working days per calendar year.


Applications Closing Date: Midday Fri 2 Aug 24.

Requirement: Complete attached application form and send as an email to: ku.gr1721897934o.hsi1721897934rapeb1721897934mochc1721897934niw@s1721897934nedra1721897934whcru1721897934hc1721897934 or post to:

Simon Andrews

St Peter’s Centre

Gloucester Street


Interviews: The provisional date for interviews is likely to be the afternoon of Mon 19 Aug 24.


Role Description

The Parish of Winchcombe is a dynamic organisation, actively providing Ministry and support to the town and its surrounds, including some neighbouring parishes within its Deanery.  As such, we are seeking a part time Parish Administrator to support our Ministry team and other lay supporters of the Parish.

As a Parish, we have recently set out our strategy for Growth, Mission and Ministry (a full copy can be found on our website: ). In essence the strategic plan for the parish is to enable the church to grow in number and faith. The Parish Administrator is a core resource to enable the wider work of the Parish.

We seek someone whose personal attributes allows them to work on a non-directly supervised individual basis, but also to be an integral part of the wider team with delegatory skills where appropriate.  The Parish office is in the centre of Winchcombe adjacent to St Peter’s church.

The person appointed would have the full support of the Incumbent, Ministry and Leadership teams.

Specific tasks include:

•          Principal focus for Parish administrative support.

•          Focus for purchasing of office and Parish related supplies.

•          Production of printed materials such as worship resources etc using the office photocopier/printer or via external print suppliers.

•          Provision of admin support as required for the management of reports to outside agencies.

•          Focus for external, and supporting internal, communications and storage to, from and within the Parish.

•          Focus for information technology (noting that detailed expertise can be supplied by contractors).

•          Focus for managing funerals and their administration.

•          Focus for management of rotas.

•          Attending the weekly Leadership meeting; timetable termly meetings between the local CofE primary school and the Leadership team.

•          Overseeing and managing a team of office volunteers.

•          Provide secretarial support to the Priest-in-Charge.

•          Support to wider occasional admin tasks as identified by the Leadership team.

•          With the PCC’s Treasurer and Churchwardens, and the. Fees Treasurer and life services leads (weddings, funerals etc), managing office spending, fees and invoicing.



Required Skills:

•          Ability to work alone reliably without supervision.

•          Ability to work as part of a team, with good team leading skills.

•          Good oral and written communication skills.

•          Office level computer skills competency (MS Office suite).

•          Ability to learn the basics of Church Management System.

•          Ability to handle official documentation and confidential material (DBS Basic level check will apply).

•          Ability to delegate appropriately.

•          Good social skills, so to build trust and positive relationships.

Desirable Skills:

•          A working understanding of, or a willingness to learn, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and how to handle Personally Identifiable Data.

•          Ability to use technology for communication, promotion and delivery.

•          Willingness to work flexibly as the role develops.

•          Ability to manage basic webpage input and management.

•          Current driving license.


Line Management and Support

The successful candidate will be directly supported and managed by the incumbent.  An annual review will be carried out by the incumbent, and informal support offered as required.  The Parish Administrator in turn oversees and is supported by a small number of office-based volunteers.

If you would like to visit the Parish, be shown around the facilities of the office and the area please contact Revd Capt. David Penny to arrange a mutually convenient time on: 01242 468650 or email ku.gr1721897934o.hsi1721897934rapeb1721897934mochc1721897934niw@y1721897934nnepd1721897934ver1721897934.

We look forward to hearing from you.

David Penny

On behalf of Winchcombe Parish PCC

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