Premises Coordinator

This position has now been filled

Job title: Premises Coordinator
Reports to: Clerk or Co-Clerk to Premises Committee
Hours per week: 22.5
Salary: £16,875 (£30,000 pro rata)
Contract duration: TBC
Location: Westminster Quaker Meeting House

Overview

Westminster Meeting House is in the heart of London’s Covent Garden. It is primarily a
place of Quaker worship. It has occupied the same site in St Martin’s Lane since the late 19 th
Century. It was rebuilt in the 1950s following wartime damage. The building provides an
oasis of calm in central London for contemplation, reflection, meditation, healing and
spiritual well-being, and is home to a varied and dynamic community of spiritual Groups,
healing practitioners and people exploring other forms of personal growth.

It comprises a large meeting room for Quaker Worship; kitchen, toilets, library, smaller
meeting Room (the Fry Room) and the office on the ground floor; a meeting room and a
series of 4 rooms (one with toilet and washing facilities) hired and used by therapists on the
first floor; 2 rooms in the basement and a three bedroom flat with garden on the top floor.
The net income from hiring out our rooms is used to support the worshipful life of Quaker
Meeting Houses throughout London.

Westminster Local Quaker Meeting meets for worship three times a week, and attracts
many visitors especially from overseas. There is also a weekly Drop-in Silence, a craft circle,
and other activities organised by the Meeting, as well as the holding of meetings for worship
for business. There were three marriages at the Meeting House in 2017.

The Meeting House seeks to enhance and nurture the spiritual life of Quakers and those
wanting to know more about Quakers. Through our location we provide an important
opportunity for outreach as well as a place for Quakers visiting London to access Meetings
for Worship.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a dynamic individual with organisational talent and business acumen to
take charge of the meeting’s hiring activity, be an integral part of our meeting, and work
alongside the Premises Committee and Resident Friends to foster a sense of community
within the building and in the local area.

Ideally you will be an all-rounder with some experience of managing a hirings activity. Team-
working will be key to this role to ensure efficient communication in-house with both the
Premises Committee, and the two residential volunteers who would provide cover during
out-of- office hours. In addition to the day-to- day administration, you will manage shared
timetables, liaising with hirers, seeking out new hiring opportunities and performing routine
financial reporting functions.

Please note that applicants must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom (in
accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006).

Job Description

Person Specification

Contact us

If you would like an informal conversation about any aspect of the job, please get in touch
with one of the Co-Clerks to Premises, Clare Douglas or Philippa Bush at the following email
address: westminsterpremises@gmail.com.