Profession verger

Vergers perform administrative duties for churches and parishes, ensure equipment maintenance and support the parish priest or other superiors. They also perform assisting duties before and after church service such as tidying, readying the equipment and supporting the priest.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Bible texts

    The content and interpretations of the bible texts, its different components, the different types of bibles, and its history.

  • Accounting techniques

    The techniques of recording and summarising business and financial transactions and analysing, verifying, and reporting the results.

Skills

  • Maintain storage facilities

    Maintain or ensure the maintenance of cleaning equipment, heating or air conditioning of storage facilities and the temperature of premises.

  • Manage accounts

    Manage the accounts and financial activities of an organisation, supervising that all the documents are correctly maintained, that all the information and calculations are correct, and that proper decisions are being made.

  • Manage administrative systems

    Ensure administrative systems, processes and databases are efficient and well managed and give the sound basis to work together with the administrative officer/staff/professional.

  • Prepare religious services

    Perform the necessary actions for the preparation of religious services and ceremonies, such as gathering the necessary props and materials, cleaning tools, writing and practicing sermons and other speeches, and other preparation activities.

  • Respond to enquiries

    Respond to enquiries and requests for information from other organisations and members of the public.

  • Keep task records

    Organise and classify records of prepared reports and correspondence related to the performed work and progress records of tasks.

Optional knowledge and skills

arrange equipment repairs assist in church service anticipate installation maintenance follow given instructions use different communication channels budgetary principles interpret religious texts write work-related reports follow work schedule manage fundraising activities promote religious activities perform ritual cleaning activities build community relations observe confidentiality