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Job Title:  Parish Administrator

Job Summary

We are looking to appoint a Parish Administrator to provide administrative support to the Parish Team of Hexham Abbey.

In addition to undertaking general administrative duties, such as handling general correspondence, Hexham Abbey diary management, he/she will also be the first point of contact, as Hexham Abbey’s receptionist to parishioners and other visitors to the Parish Office, including those involved in parish activities.

Job Type / Category

Office based, dealing with multiple contact points both internal and external.

Download the job description here.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

  • The successful application will have substantial experience of working in a busy office environment, be an excellent team player with fantastic communication and Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Outlook and Excel, and the ability to learn any new systems.
  • Attention to detail and organised with the ability to multitask and work to deadlines.
  • Ability to work on their own initiative and deal with parish issues in complete confidentiality.
  • High levels of customer service (internal and external).
  • Knowledge of the workings of the Church of England would be an advantage.


The role is 9am to 3pm, with a 30-minute lunch break. The full-time equivalent salary is £17,550 per annum. On 27.5hrs this would work out at £12,870.


Onsite parking pass, discounted food & beverage, pension and 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) as standard.


Interviews will be conducted by our Lay Chair and Office Manager on Monday 10th February 2020.

To apply send us your completed application form (download here) and covering letter by Friday 31st January telling us why you are the person we need!   We want to know why this role appeals to you, so please include a covering letter, or your application will not be considered.

Applications by email to:



We are always looking for Volunteers who would like to help out here at Hexham Abbey. This could be guiding and stewarding visiting groups, for those with an interest in history who enjoy helping and interacting with people. The Gift Shop and Cafe are also partially staffed with volunteers who simply enjoy keeping busy and giving people a warm welcome as they visit our site.

If you would like to speak to someone further about volunteering opportunities please contact Kirsty Wills on 01434 602031 or via


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