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Administrative Assistant

We are seeking a part time Administrative Assistant to the Vicar and parish of Cockington

We are looking for someone who will bring innovation and enthusiasm, working from home, to support the Vicar and the PCC in developing and implementing new, simplified systems for the administration necessary for the smooth running of church life and working with our Communication Officer to develop our on line presence as a parish. The role includes:

  • Updating and maintaining the Safeguarding Dashboard for the parish and administrative support for implementation of all Safeguarding policies.

  • Managing the administration of life events: baptisms, wedding, funerals and Garden of Remembrance requests

  • Communicating effectively with church officers, especially the Church Warden, Treasurer and Organist

  • Supporting church officers in the preparation of official documentation

  • Preparation for key celebrations across the church year

  • Supporting church officers in the preparation of official documentation

  • Working alongside our Marketing and Communication Officer and others to manage social media content

  • Production (in collaboration with others) of a weekly pew sheet (online and in hard copy)

  • Maintaining compliance with Safeguarding and GDPR regulations and requirements

  • By agreement, attending relevant planning meetings


Essential skills and qualities for this role are:

Proficiency in Office Software such as Word, Excel and Outlook; and Zoom style virtual meeting platforms

Good planning skills, the ability to prioritise, and respond to change

A commitment to and sympathy with the promotion of the Christian vision of the Parish

Ability to work collaboratively with the Vicar

Willingness to take up Diocesan training where it is necessary for understanding particular tasks.

Working knowledge of Social channels such as Facebook and Instagram 



Transferrable experience in a similar role

Hours: Up to 10 hours a week                Hourly rate: £11.50 per hour

We will follow the Church of England requirements for Safe Recruiting which include asking for references and the completion of DBS checks where necessary. If you are interested to find out more about this role please contact the Revd Preb. Samantha Stayte.


To email click here or call her on 01803 607709.

Equal Opportunities statement

At Cockington Parish we believe in the inherent value and worth of every individual. We welcome all applicants, regardless of race, colour, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. Cockington Parish is dedicated to creating a warm and inclusive environment where everyone is treated with kindness and respect.

In the spirit of diversity, we encourage individuals from all walks of life to apply and share their unique talents with our church family. Our goal is to build a congregation that reflects the rich tapestry of our community.

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