May 21

Job Opportunity at the Centre



South Street Baptist Church are looking to appoint an evening receptionist at our Palace Gate Centre here in the heart of Exeter. The post is open to anyone but you must be in sympathy with the Christian ethos that inspires the church in offering the Centre to the city.

The Centre exists to serve the needs of the city and to help people find a deeper wholeness and peace in their lives. South Street Baptist Church owns and runs the Centre as an expression of God’s love for every person. The church would be your employer.

The p/t receptionist post is for Tuesday and Thursdays from 5 pm till the Centre closes between 9 and 9.30 pm. It would be an average of 9 hours a week but we expect there to be opportunity for additional hours sometimes. You would be based in the reception office of the Centre. The role includes:

  • welcoming people as they come into the Centre
  • dealing with enquiries and questions
  • acting as Fire Warden in the event of an emergency
  • some administrative tasks (training would be offered)
  • locking up the Centre at the end of the evening

For this role you need to be :

  • able to interact well with people
  • responsible
  • able to work alone
  • able to show initiative and prioritise tasks
  • ideally have some IT skills or be willing and able to learn

It would be an advantage if you were able occasionally to offer additional hours and/or have experience of running social media for an organisation.

The post will be paid at the Real Living Wage (£9 an hour currently).

For further information please contact Mary Ellis, South Street’s church secretary at 

Apply by sending us your CV by Saturday 22 June please – interviews will be held in early July. Alternatively, you can drop your CV into the Palace Gate Centre.

In the evening, the Centre is home to choirs, anonymous fellowships, church meetings, other occasional groups and the counselling services run here. You would be part of a friendly and supportive team who would help you in the role but you would often be working alone. Training in our lone working policy and emergency procedure would be given. Centre users often express gratitude for our doors being open and so there is a high level of job satisfaction.

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