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Job Description for Manager/Warden of St Andrew’s House

St Andrew’s House is a self-contained office block with an attached Victorian chapel and attractive garden.  It is the London home of The Anglican Communion Office, the permanent Secretariat for the world-wide Anglican Church.  It provides a pleasant working environment for its compliment of 19 staff members and a warm welcome and hospitality to visitors in its seven guest rooms. 

Summary of Manager’s/Warden’s responsibilities

  • To be the resident manager/warden of St Andrew’s House
  • To welcome and provide hospitality to overnight guests and regular in-house meetings at St Andrew’s House
  • To oversee the security, cleaning and maintenance of the building
  • To procure all household supplies necessary for the day to day running of the building.

This position is accountable to the Director for Finance and Administration and is directly responsible for two part time cleaning staff.

Duties include:

  • Procuring and maintaining all household supplies and appliances, including linens and cleaning materials and liaising with all relevant maintenance contractors;
  • Responsibility for house laundry;
  • Supervising the cleaning staff and ensuring that all areas of the building are maintained in a good and proper state of cleanliness;
  • Responsibility for security of the building, especially outside the normal office hours;
  • Liaising with contractors to ensure the central heating system, lift and other installations (e.g. fire alarms, CCTV, lighting, smoke and intruder alarms) are kept in good operational order.

The person appointed should:

  • Be comfortable working with a variety of office holders in the world-wide Anglican and other Churches;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and experience of working cross-culturally;
  • Have excellent computer skills and working experience of the web;
  • Have an ability to work flexibly, collaboratively and independently in a team environment
  • Have respect for the practices and ethos of the Anglican Communion.

Standards of Behaviour and Conduct

Staff are expected to act at all times with due consideration for others and in a manner befitting their position as employees and as professionals, whatever their job. The values the office seeks to maintain are;

  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Hospitality
  • Humility
  • Openness

A valid driving licence is desirable. 

The position comes with a furnished one bedroom apartment with an outside courtyard and the Manager/Warden is expected to reside there.  The apartment is suitable for either a single person or a couple and like the rest of the building is pet friendly and smoke free!

As all organisations evolve and change, so too may the responsibilities and tasks associated with this position. However, no significant change will be made without discussing it with you and seeking your agreement.

The office works a 35 hour week – 7hr days Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00 with one hour lunch break.  Due to the nature of the work of this position, flexibility around these hours is expected.  Weekend work is regularly required and time off in lieu is granted.

The salary for this full time post is £28,882 per annum (in line with the annual salary guidelines of the National Church Institutions), with an entitlement of 25 days’ annual leave, together with three discretionary days’ leave.  There is a contributory pension scheme.  There will be a probationary period of three months.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons, who can demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK.  The application should include a full CV and the names of at least three referees, including a professional and a personal referee. 

The last day for application is 14 October 2016.  Interviews will take place at our office on 31 October 2016.

Applications and enquiries should be sent to: All applications and enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.