The Church of England Diocese of London comprises of approximately 400 parishes north of the River Thames and within the M25 motorway.
The PA to the Senior HE Chaplain and HE Chaplaincy Administrator provides vital support to the Senior Anglican Chaplain and other HE Chaplains in their ministry across the Diocese, especially amongst their higher education institutions, students and other Diocesan colleagues. The PA and Administrator has particular responsibility for office administration, website and social media presence and desk-based research.
This position is for the equivalent of 2.5 days per week. Based in the chaplaincy office in Torrington Square and working largely on you own, you will need to be a self-starter and able to manage your own workload. The Senior Chaplain will occasionally be in the office but otherwise most contact with him and the other Chaplains will be over the phone or email.
Supporting the Senior Chaplain in his role, enabling him to attend to all administrative responsibilities whilst managing the HE chaplaincy office. This includes managing the Senior Chaplain’s diary where necessary, conducting appropriate research and preparing relevant briefing materials for the Senior Chaplain’s appointments.
Assisting in all matters financial within the Chaplaincy office, including paying utility bills, arranging invoices to the Universities and monitoring Chaplains’ expenses.
CHAPLAINCY TEAM MEETINGS
Planning and organising the training and team meetings to which all the Higher
Education Chaplains in the London Area (of all faiths) are invited.
Dealing with any general correspondence, including communications with chaplains and related organisations. Ensuring the email distribution list is up to date.
Assisting with the updating of a new HE Chaplaincy website
Using social media to communicate the work HE Chaplains in London.
Assisting with initial web-based searches on subjects and issues relating to HE Chaplaincy.
GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES
Including answering the telephone, ordering supplies, welcoming people into the chaplaincy, general correspondence, proof reading reports and filing.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
APTITUDES AND ABILITIES
The Church of England in London is growing, vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.
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