Cornerstones Centre for the Community at Chester-le-Street Methodist Church 

Administrative Assistant

 Part-time – 10 hours per week  flexible Monday to Friday

Fixed Term contract – initially for 1 year

£12 per hour 

Applications are invited for the above post where the successful applicant will play an important role in a busy and friendly office, responsible for the day-to-day administration of a successful church community project which has been running for 13 years.  Applicants will be expected to be sympathetic with the aims and objectives of the Methodist Church and with Cornerstones’ aims and objectives – to play and active part in the life of the local community. 

The post

The post will initially be for a fixed period of one year. Thereafter, the expectation is that it will continue on the basis of a six-month rolling contract, conditional on funding being available.

The person

You will need:

  • good IT skills, including Microsoft 365 such as Word, Excel, databases.
  • good organisational skills.
  • good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • ability to build good relationships with colleagues and members of the public, including those with special needs.
  • able to work unsupervised and have good time management skills.

Appointment is subject to a clear ENHANCED DBS check.  

Requests for Application Forms, Job Description and Personal Specification should be made not later than 1st March 2024 3pm to: –

Mrs. Donna Garland – Office Manager


Pet Food Bank

This year has seen a 24% rise or domestic pets being surrendered to rescue charities. Animal rescue charities face more difficulty now than ever before, with many more hungry mouths to feed.

Local charities also distribute pet food donations to families in need, giving those who need the extra support in order to enable them to keep their beloved family pet in their happy homes!.

This is why we are opening a local pet food bank, so we are able to support these organisations who are struggling with the influx of abandoned animals.

Can you help by donating pet food or supplies?

If so, please bring them to the Church Office during opening hours to drop off your donation!


Data Protection

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Cornerstones – A Journey of Faith

A little booklet entitled  ‘CORNERSTONES  –  A  JOURNEY  OF  FAITH’  has been produced.  It tells the story of Cornerstones from its unlikely beginning because of a leaking roof to the thriving entity it is today.  It tells how the Church members worked very hard to raise the funds to build our beautiful suite of premises,  the official launch of Cornerstones in 2010, and how it has grown and developed over the years since.  If you’d like a free copy of this fascinating booklet, copies are available at the Church Office.

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