The Diocese of York, in the Church of England, covers much of North and East Yorkshire. Through our family of churches, parishes and schools, we are at the heart of spiritual and community life in the region. We are renewing our commitment to our vision and goals, putting fresh energy into Living Christ’s Story. Substantial new initiatives are under way to achieve these goals.
There are three Archdeacons within the Diocese of York, each playing a key role in servicing the mission and ministry of the Church, both in their particular geographical area, and as part of our leadership team. Each has a PA to assist them in their work.
The Cleveland archdeaconry extends from the River Tees in the North, through South Teesside and the North Yorkshire Moors, to northern Rydale, taking in Middlesbrough along with market towns, rural villages and coastal communities.
The Archdeacon of Cleveland, the Venerable Dr Amanda Bloor, works from an office at her residence in Hutton Rudby. There is office accommodation for the PA, and free parking. We offer a good salary and benefits, and the chance to be part of an organisation at the heart of spiritual and community life in the region.
The purpose of the role is to provide effective secretarial, administrative and clerical support to the Archdeacon. Taking a pro-active approach, the main priorities will be: to manage the Archdeacon’s work diary; to maintain effective office systems; to provide administration; and to be a first point of contact for a range of people and organisations.
The post is available for 15 hours per week, with flexibility regarding the working pattern. The post-holder will work from an office at the Archdeacon’s residence for some of the time, and from their own home at other times (especially during the current public health situation). There will be occasional travel, including to our main office in York.
To be successful, you will be a highly organised individual with experience of managing a busy workload. You will have strong IT skills and excellent people skills, familiar with the importance of tact and sensitivity.
You will have a flexible approach to your work, able to prioritise your work and be efficient under pressure without close supervision.. You will have empathy with the Christian faith, committed to applying yourself with integrity to support the ministry and mission of the Diocese.
About this recruitment process
The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 8 February.
The selection process, for shortlisted candidates, will take place on Friday 26 February.
About our organisation
With its network of parishes covering the country, the Church of England plays an active role in national life, bringing an important Christian dimension to the nation, as well as strengthening community life. The Church of England is arranged geographically into 41 Dioceses, each under the care of a Bishop, and covers every part of England.
The Diocese of York takes in much of North and East Yorkshire, an area which includes the cities of York and Hull, as well as Middlesbrough and Selby, two National Parks, and the incomparable Yorkshire coast. We are a family of 589 churches and 125 schools across 443 parishes. We are led and guided in our faith and work by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell. York Minster is our principal church.
As a diocesan family, we are renewing our commitment to our vision and goals. We are putting fresh energy into Living Christ’s Story, and delivering strategic programmes focused on our aims: to reach those we currently don’t; to grow in discipleship, influence and numbers; and to transform our finances and structures.
Our diocesan teams provide services to support our clergy, churches, parishes and schools. This includes training for ministry; support for Church of England schools; teams delivering our strategic programmes; and professional support functions such as Safeguarding, Property, Finance, and Human Resources.