The position of Diocesan Secretary is central to supporting and encouraging our mission and ministry in relation to Vision 2026. We are seeking someone with a strong Christian commitment and endless enthusiasm for the challenges that still lie ahead of us; an outstanding manager with exceptional leadership and administration skills.
You should be able to encourage, counsel, challenge, persuade and motivate, with pragmatism and good humour, while working very closely with the Bishop of Blackburn and the Bishop’s Leadership Team (BLT) to enable and implement the agreed strategic approach.
FAITH AND ETHOS
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Qualifications and Training
THE DIOCESE OF BLACKBURN
The Diocese of Blackburn is approaching its 100th anniversary, having been founded on the 12th December 1926. It serves almost the whole of the county of Lancashire, covering an area of 878 square miles, with a population of 1.3 million. It is divided into 14 Deaneries and two Archdeaconries (Blackburn and Lancaster). The Diocese covers an area of extraordinary variety, from the stunning countryside of the Trough of Bowland to the former mill towns of East Lancashire; from the University cities of Preston and Lancaster, to the seaside towns of Blackpool and Morecambe; from elegant villages, to inner city multi-cultural parishes.
As a Diocese we have an unique church school portfolio, with a large number of Voluntary Aided Schools or former aided schools that are now academies. The diocese has 190 Church schools in total, including 10 secondary schools making it one of the biggest dioceses for church school education in the country. Across our schools, more than 44 000 children and young people take part in daily acts of worship and over 98% of our schools are recognised by SIAMS for their distinctive Christian vision and ethos.
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
Interview date: Friday 17th December 2021
For full details please see the Recruitment pack attached below.
The initial application process is to send a no more than 3 page letter detailing why you are applying and how you meet the requirements of the role and a CV to email@example.com
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
Please do not apply via the pathways system.