Job Opportunities at the Shrine

Finance Assistant

An opportunity to support the Catholic National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady, Walsingham Finance Team. This is an important role working closely with and reporting to the Financial Controller to continuously develop the effectiveness of the team.

The role would suit someone wishing to develop a career in Finance and who can demonstrate an understanding of the importance of confidentiality. The role provides an opportunity to develop experience across a wide range of business activities in an organisation that is going through an exciting period of change and development.

The role will attract a proven individual committed to developing the financial performance of the Catholic National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady, Walsingham but ensuring that the sacred nature of the Shrine, as a place of pilgrimage and of Catholic Marian devotion, always has primacy.

Key Accountabilities will include:
• Processing of purchase invoices, maintenance of supplier records and reconciling statements.
• Processing company purchase card statements and payments.
• Assisting with month end activities including posting journals and balance sheet and bank reconciliations
• Helping to provide reporting and support for the management team to enable effective decision making
• Assisting the Financial Controller in preparing the reports for the board of trustees
• Assisting the Financial Controller in the annual external audit
• Maintain strict confidentiality.

Salary: £23,000 to £26,000, subject to qualifications and experience

Closing date for applications: 1700, 4th December 2023

Interviews: Interviews will be held wc 11th December 2023 in Walsingham.

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Applicants must confirm their right to work in the UK and forward a full CV and covering letter demonstrating the skills, motivation and experience that equips them for this role to

Shrine Shop Assistant

(part-time position)

We are looking for a shop assistant to work a minimum of 14 hours per week serving customers in the Shrine retail operations. You will be required to provide a high level of customer service to pilgrims and visitors with purchasing literature and mementoes, to help enrich their pilgrimage experience at the Catholic National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady, Walsingham.

You will create a welcoming atmosphere in the shop and will enjoy engaging with a wide range of people as part of an enthusiastic team. You will be based at the Slipper Chapel Shop, Houghton St Giles, NR22 6AL.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Advising customers on the range of merchandise available and assist them with their purchasing.
  • To welcome pilgrims and visitors with authentic enthusiasm and be committed to improving their experience of Walsingham.
  • To ensure that the Shrine shop is appropriately stocked to reflect the needs of customers.
  • To operate electronic point of sale tills, ensuring that all stock is coded, and sales/stock recorded accurately.
  • To be able to work independently as well as part of a collaborative and supportive team.
  • To contribute to a can-do service delivery culture within the team.

This is an interesting role which would suit someone who enjoys interacting with and helping people with a positive attitude. It requires someone committed to the mission of the Shrine and to work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure joined up working. It will involve weekend and Bank Holiday working.

Pay: £10.90 per hour

Hours: Minimum 14 hours per week, normally between 9am and 5pm.

Closing date for applications: 17 December 2023

For further information and/or a Job Description, please contact:

Applicants must confirm their right to work in the UK and forward a full CV and covering letter illustrating their skills and motivation for this role to: