HR Administrator

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£12,502 - 21 hours

The HR Manager is based at Clayton House, Blackburn and is responsible for all the clergy and DBF/DBE employee HR. The department also provides HR advice to the parishes and dicoese as a whole. The post holder will work with the HR Manager to provide a customer focussed high quality service.

There is a high degree of confidentiality in this work.

Responsibilities include;

Provision of efficient and accurate secretarial and administrative support.

Courteously manage telephone calls and enquiries for the HR Manager when they are not in the office. Take appropriate action to prioritise and resolve the calls or delegate / escalate as necessary.

Preparation of Clergy statement of particulars and employee contracts

End to end recruitment administration(pathways)

A proactive management of all Microsoft 365 systems including SharePoint, so that all HR work streams are connected.

Managing clergy payroll on People Management system

Overseeing and updating the Iris Cascade HRi[1] system

DBE and DBF Payroll, liaising with Finance to ensure all payroll information is accurate and timely

Training new starters on HR Intranet site including all policies and HR Systems such as Iris Cascade Hri3

Who we are looking for;

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to carry out work of a confidential nature
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to work as part of team
  • Proven ability in the use of computer programmes and the ability to learn new applications, in particular all Microsoft 365 packages such as Word, Excel, Teams, planner, Outlook. Power automate
  • Proven experience in an office/administration/ customer service environment
  • Respect, understanding and facilitate the aims of the Board of Finance/Education and Blackburn Diocese
  • Ability to improve processes and workflows
  • A positive attitude towards people and a commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory working

The Diocese of Blackburn

The Diocese of Blackburn represents the Church of England in most of Lancashire and part of Wigan Metropolitan Borough, covering an area of 878 square miles with a population of 1.3 million.

The Diocese is made up of two archdeaconries, Blackburn and Lancaster, with a total of fourteen Deaneries.

There are 281 Churches, comprising around 226 parishes, with around 250 clergy (c. 200 stipendiary) and 230 licensed Readers

For further information about the Diocese please visit The Diocese of Blackburn (

Closing date 25 November

Interview date: Tuesday 7 December

Working pattern: flexible to be discussed at interview, Monday as a working day would be preferred.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact: Andrew Cooke, HR,

All interviews to take place at the Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

Diversity - The Board of Finance believes that diversity enables us to thrive and develop and is committed to race equality, welcoming applications from UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds

Blackburn diocese is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment