Recruitment Administrator

Posted 1 month agoExpires in 8 days
Hybrid: mixture of London and home working.
£26,954 - £28,983 per year (London based)

Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

The Archbishops’ Advisers for Appointments and Development is the Department that supports the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in their responsibilities for appointments to senior roles and for ensuring that senior clergy are equipped for the Church of England’s significant missional challenges and for the vital role it plays in the life of the nation.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced recruitment administrator to be part of a small team which has responsibility for managing the appointments process of bishops and deans in the Church of England. Recruitment in the church is woven into vocational discernment and this provides a fascinating and alternative insight compared to many typical Human Resources roles.

As Recruitment Administrator,you will ensure the efficient administration of these senior recruitment campaigns, providing support to colleagues in the team who are leading the appointments, and members of selection panels (which will often include Bishops and other senior dignitaries), as well as guiding candidates through the appointments processes.

To be successful you will need experience of senior-level HR/Recruitment administration gained either in an in-house HR department, or an executive search firm.

We would like to hear from you if you have the ability to learn quickly and the motivation and commitment to give to this post.

We are still predominantly working remotely, and we are currently thinking about what our working arrangements will be for the future. It is likely that we will have a hybrid work pattern mixing our time between home and office, but we will be as flexible as possible to balance individual and organisational need. We anticipate that you will need to be in the office for a larger proportion of time in the first few weeks to help with your induction, and then at least 3-4 days per month in the short-medium term as we work out what our ongoing working arrangements will be. We are happy to discuss possible work pattern arrangements at interview.

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.

The Role

  • Collect, acknowledge and track candidates’ papers relating to senior appointments;
  • Plan the timetable for specific vacancies in discussion with the Recruitment Coordinator and vacancy owner;
  • Coordinate arrangements for the panel meetings, interviews and pre-interview briefing meetings;
  • Prepare shortlisting and interview packs for the Crown Nominations Commission and other selection panels;
  • Manage pre-appointment checks (medicals, DBS etc) and liaise with the Prime Minister’s Appointments Secretary’s office, Provincial Registrar and Archbishops’ offices on post-interview processes;
  • Arrange induction meetings and training for new appointments;
  • Manage the renewal of DBS checks and routine medicals for bishops and deans;
  • Update the candidate databases, personal files and diversity monitoring data, ensuring information held on candidates is accurate;
  • Provide administrative support across the wider team as required.

The requirements



  • Previous experience in a Human Resources department or executive search firm;


  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload, and respond to changing and competing demands;
  • Professional written and oral communication style and comfortable engaging with senior people;
  • Strong IT skills (i.e. intermediate Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word);
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Comfortable working in a team within a small office environment;
  • Comfortable handling confidential information;
  • Has an eye to continuously improve and streamline processes;


  • ‘A’ Level or equivalent;



  • Awareness of equality and data protection legislation;
  • Experience of using Applicant Tracking Systems.

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

Excellence, Respect, Integrity

We follow these three values in everything we do, whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith. To learn more about working for National Church Institutions and our benefits, please click here

As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.

As a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to ensuring that everyone, job applicants, customers and other people with whom we deal, are treated fairly and not subject to discrimination. We will do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We continuously review our policies and processes to support our aim to create a workforce as diverse as the nation the Church of England serves..