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Office Support Assistant & Receptionist, Ely Diocesan Board of Finance

The Ely Diocesan Board of Finance (EDBF) is seeking two part-time (25hrs/week) Office Support Assistant & Receptionist positions, to be based at our new offices at Etheldreda House on Lancaster Way Business Park, Witchford, Ely. One position will operate between 0800-1300hrs, the second position will operate between 1230-1730hrs.

Role(s) Purpose

  • To be the first point of contact for visitors and callers to the Diocesan Offices at Etheldreda House, maintaining a welcoming and inviting workspace for all.

Main responsibilities

  • To create a positive first impression of the organisation
  • To be the primary point of contact for all visitors, external staff, contractors, and deliveries
  • To be first line for incoming telephone calls during office hours (09:00-17:00) and to unlock and lock building at 08:00 and 17:00 respectively
  • To produce and issue staff passes for new staff members and security passes for visitors and to be responsible for building access and security and for key control
  • To be trained as a Fire Marshal and to be responsible for fire alarm checks and fire drills and to be trained as a First Aider and act as first point of contact.
  • To update staff distribution lists and Sign In App and to coordinate bookings for Training Rooms and Meeting Rooms via booking system
  • To undertake general office administration tasks e.g. photocopying, filing
  • To liaise with contractors for emergency call outs and to book essential maintenance and annual checks

Skills and experience


  • Several years’ experience in reception and/or administrative work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Discreet, sensitive, tactful and confidential
  • Multi-tasker with a “can do” approach 
  • Ability to take initiative 
  • Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Clean driving licence and access to own transport 


  • Experience in wider office services support
  • An understanding of, and an appreciation for, the Christian ethos and values

Terms and Conditions

  • Salary: Each position £22k-£23K FTE (Dependent on experience).
  • Working hours: There are two roles, each 25 hours/week. One position will operate between 0800-1300hrs, the second position will operate between 1230-1730hrs.
  • Location: 100% office based at Etheldreda House, Lancaster Way Business Park, Witchford
  • Pension: Membership of The Church Workers Pension Fund (non-contributory)
  • Employer: Ely Diocesan Board of Finance (EDBF)

Further Details and Application Process

  • Deadline for Applications: 9am 17 June 2024
  • Shortlisting: 17 and 18 June 2024
  • Interviews: 24 June 2024
  • Start Date: As early after appointment are practicable
  • Job Description: Download here
  • Application Form: Download here
  • Please submit a completed Application Form and Covering Letter (no more than one side of A4 detailing your suitability for the role), to the Executive Assistant to Diocesan Secretary, Shirley Thackray at by the closing date to be considered for this role.


The Ely Diocesan Board of Finance (Diocese of Ely) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

All appointments are subject to acceptable pre-appointment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check where required.


Page last updated: Friday 7th June 2024 2:10 PM
First published on: 30th May 2024
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