This post is an opportunity to work with and alongside the Bishop of Blackburn in managing the Bishop’s schedule, assisting in the administration of his office and more widely to be a part of the wider episcopal support staff team which serves the Diocese of Blackburn.
As the Bishop’s Administrator, you will be responsible for providing excellent administrative support dealing proactively and efficiently with correspondence and enquiries and ensuring that the Bishop is well informed and well prepared for meetings. You will need to work collaboratively with others in the staff team particularly with the Bishop’s Chaplain and the Bishop’s Secretary.
You will need to demonstrate a calm and confident approach, proven administrative competence, strong organisational and planning skills and the desire to use your initiative to ensure the efficient administration of the Bishop’s schedule and office. You should be able to prioritise confidently and be able to adapt to changing priorities.
You will be based predominately at the Office at Bishop’s House, Salesbury, near Blackburn. Some attendance at meetings elsewhere may be necessary.
You will work 25 hours per week and the salary will be prorated for the hours worked. There can be flexibility as to how a pattern of work is established to make room for personal commitments but there is a requirement to be present in the office at least 4 days a week.
We can offer:
Interviews will be held on the 29th July 2021.
If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Revd Sam Cheesman using firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a phone call.
We are looking for someone who:
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The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created on 12 November 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool and Burnley, the cities of Lancaster and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.
For further information about the Diocese please visit The Diocese of Blackburn (anglican.org)