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Member Organisation St Martin in the Fields, London
Location Trafalgar Square London WC2N 4JJ
Salary £22,00 per annum
Closing Date 29th January 2020
Job Starts 1st March 2020

Who we are


St Martin-in-the-Fields is a unique configuration of cultural, charitable and commercial initiatives rooted in the life of a vibrant Church of England congregation. Our vision is At the heart. On the edge. This declares that we see ourselves at the heart of London, through our location on Trafalgar Square, and of the nation, through our 500-year links with the royal family, and also of the church, through our national profile gained through nearly a century of broadcasting and our flagship role in social issues – but also appealing to the heart through our long tradition of choral and classical music and our reputation for compassion gained through a century of engagement with poverty and destitution. It also names our calling to be on the edge, not just of Trafalgar Square but alongside those on the edge through being excluded, ignored or oppressed by society or church, and on the cutting edge of innovation in culture, commerce, charity and congregational life.

About the HeartEdge team

 HeartEdge supports churches in blending their mission around four key areas:

  • Congregation – Inclusive approaches to liturgy, worship and day-to-day communal life
  • Compassion – Models of outreach serving local need and addressing social justice
  • Culture – Art, music and ideas to re-imagine the Christian narrative for the present moment
Commerce – Commercial activities that generate finance, creatively extending and enhancing mission and ministry through social enterprise 

HeartEdge supports its partners in finding their stories, sharing resources and connecting effectively with others developing their church and community. We create spaces where members give from their experience and take from others – an exchange that’s often inspiring, always compelling, and mutually useful for all participants. We want HeartEdge to be an essential resource and a valuable community, as you develop your church and neighbourhood.

About the role


This is an interesting, wide ranging and supporting role requiring a broad range of skills. You will be working closely with clergy, congregation, office admin, verging team, events, catering, concerts, retail teams, contractors and HeartEdge partners. Therefore, excellent communication and relationship building skills are a key part of this role, as well as an ability to be pastorally sensitive in all communications.


It offers not only breadth of experience but also a range of responsibilities from participation and involvement to roles of leadership. The aim is to be able to give a wide experience of ministry at the heart of the life of this church and at the same time to draw on the Pastoral Assistant’s own gifts and faith at a time of growth in the life of St Martin’s and HeartEdge.

Working at St Martin’s


  • Based at - St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
  • Working pattern - Five regular days each week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Salary - £22,000 plus workplace pension
  • Term – 18 month contract (1 March 2020 – 31 August 2021)
  • Holiday entitlement - 25 days per annum, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Perks - Free filter coffee and tea throughout your working day, 20% discount in the Café in the Crypt/Courtyard, Shop (excluding books) and limited concert concessions
  • Notice period – 1 month
  • For our full recruitment pack please visit our website -
How to apply

To apply for this post, please email the following to by 9.00 am on 29 January 2019:


  • A supporting statement, explaining why you believe you can do this role
  • A comprehensive CV detailing your relevant achievements in each role, and including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer (we will not contact them without your permission)


If you would like to chat about this role, please call a member of the Human Resources Team on 020 7766 1119/1101.  Interviews will be held on 7 February 2020.