Two Rivers Benefice Administrator Role

The Churches in - Freston, Holbrook, Stutton, Wherstead
and Woolverstone


Are you looking for a flexible part time job, with hours to suit your lifestyle?


The Two Rivers Benefice is looking for a self-employed church administrator, working mainly from home.  Hours are flexible with a maximum of 10 hours per week.


It is an interesting and varied role, requiring some administrative experience, good IT, accounting and organisational skills, together with strong interpersonal skills. We pay £10 an hour at present but this is reviewed regularly.


If this is you, we would love to talk to you further.  For an initial informal chat regarding this role, do get in touch. For a fuller job description and person specification please see below.


Applications to be received by 30th June 2022, in writing or by email to:-

Revd Jenny Seggar
Rector, Two Rivers Benefice

The Rectory, 15 Denmark Gardens
Holbrook, IP9 2BG 01473 327951

Two Rivers Benefice Administrator Person spec


  • Location

    • In or near Holbrook, Freston, Woolverstone, Stutton & Wherstead area 

  • Essential Skills/Attributes

    • Good verbal & written communication skills

    • Good interpersonal skills

    • Good organisational skills

    • Accurate accounting skills

    • Flexible approach to work

    • “Can Do” attitude

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality

    • Good IT knowledge

    • Ability to work to deadlines

    • Ability to establish & maintain good working relationships

    • Ability to work on your own initiative 

  • Desirable Skills/Attributes

    • Faith in God

    • Knowledge of Church of England

    • Knowledge of Safeguarding

Two Rivers Benefice Administrator Job Description

Working flexibly from home on a self-employed basis, up to a maximum of 10 hours per week.

Laptop and printer/scanner provided.


  • Send application forms, information, obtain ID and evidence of marital status

  • Create Fees invoices for Wedding couples, ensure payment prior to wedding

  • Organise Organists, Vergers, Bell ringers, choir, music licenses and payments for these people

  • Liaise with couples to arrange their wedding

  • Advise Registers office of upcoming weddings

  • Prepare Marriage documents

  • Check Banns are read

  • Check attendance for residency

  • Keep necessary records for Registers Office


  • Funerals

    • Arrange Organists, vergers, plot marking and pay these people

    • Prepare PF1 for DBF

    • Liaise with funeral directors.


  • Baptisms

    • Send application forms

    • Purchase Bibles

    • Purchase candles & certificates


  • Memorials

    • Keep records

    • Bank cheques

    • Scan & send to Jenny

    • Send monthly reminders

    • Return to stone masons.


  • Accounts

    • Keep track of income/expenses for Two Rivers Benefice account using Bank Tree software package.

    • Monthly bank reconciliation

    • Prepare end of year accounts

    • Arrange examination of Benefice Accounts

    • Pay people as required

    • Bank Cheques as required

    • Quarterly Church & DBF returns

    • Make online payments

    • Check expected payments are received at the appropriate time

    • Prepare invoices


  • Administration

    • Arrange cover for Revd Jenny & Duncan

    • Answer queries by phone & email

    • Provide support for Jenny & Duncan

    • Collate monthly In touch article

    • Regular updates with Jenny

    • Additions/alterations to the website


  • Meetings

    • Attend and produce agenda & minutes for Church Wardens Meeting ( 1 evening per month currently via Zoom)

    • Any other Meetings/ Training as required