This is an exciting opportunity to support the Bishop of Swindon, in an interesting and varied role.
Your duties will range from fielding telephone calls, greeting visitors and administering the Bishop’s hospitality, to prioritising and managing the Bishop’s diary and providing comprehensive administrative and secretarial support.
You will need to be a highly organised, flexible, experienced PA used to working on your own initiative with good IT and secretarial skills. Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills are also essential, as is the ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy and sensitivity.
You will be in sympathywith the aims and ethos of the Christian Church, and ideally will have an understanding of the workings of the Church of England.
You will work from the Bishop of Swindon’s office based at Mark House, Field Rise, Swindon however there may be a requirement to work remotely and also to occasionally work more flexibly, to provide secretarial cover for your job-share partner.
The position is a half-time job-share and the 17.5 hours per week will normally be worked as: Wednesday 10.30am–4.30pm (includes a 2-hour handover with job-share partner), Thursday 9.00am–4.30pm, Friday 9.00am–2.30pm - taking a half hour unpaid lunch break each day.
Interviews will be held on the 14th/15th December 2021.
To provide full secretarial and administrative support to the Bishop, including:
Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield has been the Bishop of Swindon since 2005.
Within the Diocese, Bishop Lee is the Sponsoring Bishop and oversees the discernment, training and development of authorised lay and ordained ministers.
He is Chair of the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee, the Diocesan Board of Education and the Council for Licensed Lay Ministry. Bishop Lee is a spokesman for the Church of England on medical ethics and science and religion.
Bishop Lee is passionate about making theology and the Christian message accessible to people within and beyond the Church and helping them grow in relationship with God.
For more information about Bishop Lee and the Diocese of Bristol, please visit here