Deputy Head Verger, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Deputy Head Verger
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, Central London
St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark church in Trafalgar Square, in the heart of London. It is unique in bringing together, a wide-ranging cultural programme, a thriving commercial enterprise and charitable work – all rooted in a vibrant and inclusive congregational life, with 24 services per week.
Throughout our history, St Martin’s has been an innovator and boasts an impressive list of notable achievements and contributions to wider society: it was the location of the first lending library and of the first religious broadcast. Amnesty International was conceived at St Martin’s, Liberty was founded here and Shelter and the Big Issue were both launched here. From 2006-8 St Martin’s engaged in a remarkable £36m renewal programme; the church now offers a host of different activities and meeting places. Visitors can take part in daily church services, attend regular concerts and jazz nights, view free art exhibitions and enjoy shopping and meals in the award-winning Café in the Crypt or Café in the Courtyard.
We are looking for a Deputy Head Verger to join our team, to welcome our visitors, to prepare for worship and support the clergy team in events and liturgical life of our church. The main purpose of the Deputy Head Verger’s role is to enable the worshipping life of St Martin’s to run smoothly, and the building to be a place of welcome for visitors and users throughout the week, ensuring the safety for all who enter the church.
You will need to interact with a wide range of people, with a balanced and knowledgeable approach to the numerous activities taking place across site.
If you are…..
- Passionate – about creating a welcome and open place
- Creative – in finding solutions
- Hardworking – who can take the initiative to get things done
- Self-starting – excellent at organisation and calm under pressure
- Friendly – able to work in a large and varied team
- Approachable – the go to person
…. please apply. This is an ideal opportunity for the right candidate looking to work in a diverse place, and supporting the life of St Martin’s.
Working at St Martin’s
Based at: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London. Working pattern: Monday to Sunday, 40 hours per week (5/7 days), including early mornings and evenings. Salary: £21,000 plus Workplace Pension. Free filter coffee and tea throughout your working day, 20% discount in the Café in the Crypt/Courtyard, Shop (excluding books and CDs) and limited concert concessions. Holiday entitlement: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (full time equivalent). Notice period: 1 month. For a full job profile see our website www.smitf.org
How to apply
To apply for this post, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12.00 pm 15 February 2017:
- a supporting statement, explaining why you believe you can do this role
- a comprehensive CV including details of your achievements in each role, and including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer (please note we will not contact referees without your permission).
If you would like to chat about the role, please call Nadine Swaffield, Human Resources Manager on 020 7766 1101.
Interviews will be Wednesday 22 February 2017.