Administrator & PA – Lay Training Team

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£22,872 to £28,638

The Diocese of Leeds is looking to recruit an Administrator to join our Lay Training Team to be PA to the Director of Lay Training and Administrator to their School of Ministry.

The PA and School of Ministry Administrator will work alongside the Director of Lay Training to enable the Lay Training Officers, tutors and students to access and be enrolled on a wide variety of Lay Training pathways.

They will have the opportunity to develop online learning skills with Moodle and the Digital Learning Platform and to become a key member of a team passionate about discipleship and ministry for all.

They will play a key role in administrating all Licensed Lay Ministers throughout their training as well as supporting tutors in their admin, liaising with the Yorkshire Theological Educators’ Partnership in respect of student data for Durham University.

The successful candidate must be willing to learn, good at fielding a wide variety of time sensitive tasks, able to keep calm and prioritise during application season or at the start of term. A sense of humour is a must as well as the ability to attend to detail.

They must be able to evidence excellent standards of warm and polite communication skills, excellent attention to detail and the ability to manage a very busy diary, able to think ahead and anticipate the needs of the team/students/tutors in advance.

A competitive package includes a competitive salary, 8% non-contributory pension (plus up to 5% matched contribution), flexi-time scheme, hybrid working (50%), 25 days Annual Leave plus Bank holidays and Customary days (4 days per year between Christmas and New Year)

Closing Date for Applications: 26 September 2021

Interviews: 07 October 2021 in person at our Diocesan office.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact

Primary Purpose of the Post

  • To provide administration support for the School of Ministry hubs.
  • To provide administrative support for the Director of Lay Training and the Lay training Officers.
  • To populate, refresh and support officers in providing high quality interactive learning content on the digital learning platform (Moodle).

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The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. The diocese has 656 church buildings.

The following information is furnished to assist staff joining the Diocese to understand and appreciate the work content of their post and the role they are to play in the organisation. However, it must be noted that whilst every endeavour has been made to outline all the duties and responsibilities of the post, this document does not permit every item to be specified in detail. It must also be noted that this job description may be reviewed from time to time, in conjunction with the post holder.

Our Values

The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:

  • Love God, the world and one another.
  • Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish,
  • Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.

The Diocese of Leeds is a Living Wage Employer.