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Capable Cook to join the Sheldon Community

sheldon logoThe Sheldon Community

The Sheldon Community welcomes several thousand guests each year providing a wide range of retreat and education resources. Within this broad framework we have a strong reputation for offering specialist care for people in ministry. We are looking to grow our Community to keep pace with the growth of our ministry. We wish to appoint a capable cook to share the life and ministry at our beautiful retreat in rural Devon. You will join the two existing members of the Cellarer team providing tasty and nutritious food for guests served as shared and individual meals. There are many other possible aspects of the role that may develop around this central core. As a member of the Community you will be provided with accommodation at Sheldon and share fully in the work and worship of the Community.

Closing date: Thursday 6th April 2017

Interested? Please read further details on our website, then start the ball rolling with the stage one application form. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Society of Mary and Martha, Sheldon, Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter EX6 7YT | reg charity 327394


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,

The Retreat Association for the UK

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