Lambeth Palace is a unique building of significant historical and global provenance. It is, first and foremost, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury and his family, as well as home to a wider, diverse and thriving, residential community. It is also an office and the epicentre of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s ministry to the Church of England and the global Anglican Communion. It is a Grade I listed building comprising various listed buildings dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries, set within 10 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Fundamentally, the Palace seeks to be a place of contribution to the life of a 21st century church.
In support of the Archbishop’s ministry, the office at Lambeth Palace is made up of several interconnected teams – Anglican Communion, Chaplaincy, Communications, Correspondence, Ecumenical, Evangelism & Witness, Facilities, Finance, Hospitality, Inter-Religious, Public Affairs, Reconciliation, Records - each providing pivotal, interdependent and essential support to the Archbishop to enable the effective delivery of the ministry to which he has been called by God.
Lambeth Palace is an exciting and vibrant ‘community of communities’. Working here provides an excellent opportunity to contribute to the ministry of an internationally significant religious leader in a friendly, busy, fast-paced and dynamic office. The team at Lambeth Palace works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the National Church Institutions (NCIs) and beyond and supports each other at busy periods with flexibility and good humour.
This is a unique opportunity to provide high quality support and administrative assistance to the Archbishop of Canterbury, PA support to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Personal Private Secretary, and wider team support as required.
You will have daily contact with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Mrs Welby, the Private Office team and a diverse range of colleagues and external contacts from the Church, Government and charitable organisations both here and overseas.
You will enjoy using your skills and experience to provide a range of administrative support to the Archbishop which will include preparing correspondence, transcribing reports and speeches and in liaison with the Diary Manager, handling requests for the Archbishop's time. In addition, providing PA support to the Archbishop of Canterbury's Personal Private Secretary will give you the opportunity to be involved in the preparation of meetings including booking rooms and hospitality, circulating agendas, taking minutes and organising travel when required.
An excellent communicator with the confidence and diplomacy to engage at all levels, you will be a self-starter, able to use initiative and good judgement. With excellent IT skills and the ability to type fast and accurate documents, you will thrive on the challenge of competing priorities, ensuring that tasks are completed professionally, collaboratively and on time.
Your usual place of work with be Lambeth Palace, London, although currently employees are working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions.
This is a fixed-term contract to cover maternity leave, expected to last until December 2021.
Interviews will be held remotely using Zoom on Friday 4th December 2020.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
Provide administrative support to the Archbishop of Canterbury as follows:
Provide PA support to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Personal Private Secretary as follows:
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