Support Officer for the Deanery of Warley and Edgbaston

Posted 14 days agoExpires in 6 days
Fixed Term Part Time

To provide general administrative support to the Area Dean and be an enabler of support to the churches of the deanery. This is a new role and it is envisaged it will evolve as the role of the new Area Dean evolves.

· General administration

· Producing documents and presentations

· Being the first point of contact for queries

· Diary management

· Arranging meetings

· Governance administration (including circulating agendas, papers, and taking minutes if required)

· Maintaining databases and systems

· Supporting communication processes within the Deanery. This could include printed material, electronic communications, social media and websites depending on the needs of the Deanery.

· Setting up and maintaining systems to coordinate bookings across the Deanery (for example for funerals, hall bookings etc)

· Setting up and maintaining processes to audit and coordinate parish resources across the new Deanery. “Resources” is a broad definition and will include human resources (numbers, skills and gifts/talents), equipment, buildings, facilities, physical equipment, activities etc.

As this is a new and evolving role, the successful candidate will need to be flexible, adaptable and proactive in seeking new ways of working. They will also need:

· Excellent accuracy/attention to detail

· Experience in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

· Excellent planning & organising skills

· Good interpersonal skills and the ability to handle queries from a wide range of people

· A collaborative style

· Experience in handling sensitive and confidential information

· To be willing to work within the Christian ethos and values

· Knowledge of parish structures and governance systems would be advantageous


Salary: £11,500 (equivalent to £23,000 full-time)

Hours of work: This is a part-time role of 17.5 hours per week. This is a fixed term role, subject to funding. Funding has initially been secured for five years.

Pension: 12% contribution to Church Workers Pension Scheme

Holidays: 5 weeks per year plus pro-rated Bank holidays plus 3 Discretionary Diocesan days.

Employer: Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance

Deadline for Applications: Sunday 7th March

Interviews: Monday 22nd March via Zoom

We welcome applications from any qualified persons, particularly those currently under-represented including Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic groups & women.