Transforming Church - Support Officer

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Fixed Term Part Time

Birmingham is the UK’s second city with the youngest urban population in one of the most lively and diverse regions. The Church of England Birmingham is one of the 41 dioceses of the Church of England. It covers an area of nearly 300 square miles and includes parishes in Birmingham and parts of Solihull, Sandwell, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.


Right at the heart of what we do there are over 187 churches and other worshipping communities with an average weekly attendance of 17,000. Our worshipping communities represent a wide scope of tradition, ethnicity, age and background.



As part of Church of England Birmingham’s People & Places framework, our parishes and worshipping communities are refreshing their Transforming Church Action plans – and many are creating new ones to inspire and focus their mission for the next 5 years. Working under the direction & support of the Transforming Church Mission Facilitator, the role holder will hold efficient administration skills to support the Transforming Church Action Planning Team.


  • Manage the diary of the TCAP team including:
    • Confirming appointments
    • Setting up line-management meetings and team meetings
    • Making travel arrangements where required
    • Booking car parking spaces etc.


  • Set up and maintain systems to support the TCAP team


  • Maintain a welcoming and efficient office environment for the TCAP team and their visitors including:
    • Providing hospitality and housekeeping for meeting rooms and welcome areas
    • Handling general queries to the TCAP team


  • Provide administrative support for the TCAP Facilitator as directed by line manager


  • Take responsibility for collection and collation of evaluation data


  • Liaise with the Training and Development team to organise events as requested by line manager


  • Work with other Support Officers within Parish Mission Support as directed by line manager


  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the line manager or Director of Parish Mission Support,

The successful candidate will have:

·  A track record of delivering excellent administration

·   A strong drive for seeing tasks and projects through to completion

·  Excellent accuracy/attention to detail

·  A good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook 

·  A flexible approach, willing to work on own or as part of a team

·  Multi-tasking skills and the ability to prioritise tasks

·  Good interpersonal skills and the ability to handle queries from a wide range of people

·  An understanding of, and an appreciation for, the Christian ethos and values


This is a part time post 17.5 hours a week (2.5 or 3 days a week), funded for a fixed term of 3 years

Salary: £11,676

Pension: Membership of the Church Workers Pension scheme with 12% employer contributions

Holidays: 25 days per year plus Bank Holidays plus 3 additional Diocesan Discretionary Days

The post holder will report to the TCAP Facilitator

The employer is the BDBF (Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance)

We welcome applications from any qualified persons, particularly those currently under-represented such as Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic groups & women.