The Church Commissioners manage the historic assets of the Church of England and fulfil other administrative functions in support of the Church’s mission. The Bishoprics and Cathedrals department specifically support the work of all bishops and their staff and are the statutory housing provider for the diocesan bishops across England; we support all Cathedrals in their work and are supporting the implementation of the forthcoming Cathedral measure. We are responsible for meeting the costs of Chancel repair liabilities (related to the Church Commissioners and Cathedral ownership) and are leading on the refurbishment project at Lambeth Palace. This is a key role in a busy and high-profile department and will give the successful applicant an excellent grounding in administration and project work. There will be opportunities for the right individual to take on responsibility for some areas of work.
To provide full diary, secretarial and administrative support to the Head of Bishoprics and Cathedrals, to the Bishoprics and Cathedrals Committee and Lambeth Palace Project Board and provide general support to the wider Bishoprics and Cathedrals and Lambeth Palace Refurbishment Project teams.
The main responsibilities for this role are;
The ideal candidate must have;
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