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Unique opportunity on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne working at Marygate House as a Retreat House Assistant. We are seeking a friendly, conscientious and confident person to help us in providing a ministry of hospitality.

The role requires somebody

  • Confident in the kitchen
  • Enjoys working with people
  • Who likes serving others

In return you will receive a salary of £14,430 p.a. plus a single person’s accommodation on the island and other benefits.

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For further information please see our website or email We look forward to hearing from you.

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We are seeking to appoint a treasurer to join our board of trustees and perform the following duties:

Overall preparation of budgets / management figures and advising on financial matters. This includes:

  • Preparing annual accounts and annual report, together with necessary working papers prior to independent examination.
  • Keeping the payroll using HMRC software system. Processing monthly payments to staff and HMRC, preparing payslips.
  • Alongside the Executive Director, Setting up payments by direct debit and online and general correspondence with the charity bank account.
  • Preparation of figures for gift-aid claims twice a year.

Although most of the duties can be undertaken at home, the role also involves monthly visits to the charity offices in Saunderton to update accounts, respond to queries, manage data protection. The role will also include working closely with the Executive Director and Bookkeeper.

The trustees meet 4 times a year (daytime, usually in London). The appointment may involve membership of a sub-committee which also meets 4 times a year.

Further information and an application form can be obtained from Alison MacTier, Executive Director, 01494 569056,


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