An excellent opportunity, to use your skills as an experienced PA to support the work of the Church of England in Croydon. There is a mixture of supporting projects and more complex processes, with the equally important work, in managing diaries, making sure that the right information is available to the right person at the right time, as well as the unique and unusual requests that come our way. You will find a real variety in the role, and no two days are the same.
The PA will provide project management, administrative and secretarial support to the Archdeacons of Croydon and Reigate. The Croydon Episcopal Area works as a team and the Archdeacons’ PA will be required to work with other members of the team and in particular the PA to the Bishop of Croydon. The PA is also the Office Manager for the Area Office and as such is responsible for ensuring the maintenance and smooth running of the office.Thank you for your interest in the role of Archdeacons’ PA for the Croydon Episcopal Area Office. This is a vital role for us in providing administrative and organisational support that enables us to carry out roles.
Office Manager role
Skills and Knowledge
Personal Qualities and Behaviours
The Diocese of Southwark, is part of the wider Church of England, in turn part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Diocese covers primarily the area of Greater London which is South of the Thames, together with the Eastern part of the county of Surrey. It is one of the largest dioceses in terms of population and parishes as well as one of the most diverse.
The Croydon Episcopal Area covers the London Boroughs of Croydon and Sutton and most of the Surrey Districts of Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge and a small part of Mole Valley.
The Area has seven Deaneries and 110 parishes with 122 church buildings across the two Archdeaconries of Croydon and Reigate There are 2 Church Secondary Schools and 21 Church Primary Schools. Also, within the Area are HMP High Down and four major NHS trusts, including the Royal Marsden.
The Croydon Area Mission Team seeks to provide advice and encouragement to the parishes and Deaneries within the Croydon Episcopal Area. The Bishop of Croydon, the Archdeacon of Croydon and the Archdeacon of Reigate seek to work closely together as a “Trio” in supporting parishes, clergy and lay ministers, and to engage with communities and civic authorities across the area. The Archdeacons play a pivotal role in supporting their clergy and dealing with property related matters in the parishes.
The Croydon Episcopal Area Offices are located in St Peter’s Road, Croydon, a short walk from South Croydon station.