Parish Co-ordination Team Assistant (0.6 FTE)

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Church House Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford
Competitive salary in the charity sector, with generous non-contributory pension provision

This is an exciting time in the diocese, with the launch of the vision of a Transforming Church, Transforming Lives in 2016 leading to significant new missional energy in many of our churches, chaplaincies and schools.

Over the past two years we have brought together our diocesan teams into fresh, open plan offices on the University of Surrey Research Park, and embarked on a major review of the services we offer ensuring that Church House Guildford is genuinely providing servant leadership in support of focused activity in our parishes

As a member of the Parish Co-ordination Team, you will be instrumental in supporting the delivery of services and processes to fulfil these strategic goals, and enabling our parishes to engage most effectively with the Parish Needs Process and the delivery of their resulting plans.

  • To support the work of the Parish Coordination Team: in coordinating support for parishes and deaneries in the embedding of Transforming Church, Transforming Lives.
  • To deliver the PCT service to agreed quality and timescales under the direction of the PCT Lead
  • To support the scheduling and operation of the parish needs-based process;
  • To signpost enquiries to services and resources;
  • To allocate engagements to Mission Enablers;
  • To track and report on the provision of CHG services.

Please refer to the Recruitment Pack (attached) for complete details of the Job Description and Person Specification

Please refer to the Recruitment Pack (attached) for complete details of the Job Description and Person Specification.



  • Good general level of education



  • Can quickly establish credibility and respect and build strong working relationships with parishes and other departments
  • Negotiating effective resolutions to situations involving multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to deliver on time and to budget multiple activities concurrently
  • Experience of working in a customer-focused environment
  • Proven experience of working with complex statistical data using Microsoft Excel (import, manipulate, analyse data) and summarising results in clear and concise reports


  • Working in a charity environment
  • Experience of working with volunteers



  • Good knowledge of the diocesan mission strategy Transforming Church, Transforming Lives
  • Good knowledge of the Church of England and the Diocese of Guildford


  • An understanding of parish life, its opportunities and challenges.

The Diocese of Guildford includes significant areas of Surrey and Hampshire and creeps into West Sussex and one of the London Boroughs.

Transforming Church, Transforming Lives is the vision of the Diocese of Guildford, launched in September 2016 following a long period of prayer and consultation. It envisages individuals and church communities open to the transforming work of God’s Spirit in their own lives, and so becoming agents of Christ’s transformation to the world around them.

Transforming Church, Transforming Lives is a framework not a blueprint, encouraging a thousand local initiatives to work towards our broader shared goals. It is primarily a strategy for the local church, though many of its principles are being extended to groups of churches, network congregations, chaplaincies and church schools.

For further details of the Diocese please refer to the full application pack which is attached.