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.
Lambeth Palace is a unique building of significant historical and global provenance. It is, first and foremost, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury and his family, as well as home to a wider, diverse and thriving residential community. It is also an office and the epicentre of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s to the Church of England and the global Anglican Communion. It is a Grade I listed building comprising various listed buildings dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries, set within 10 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Fundamentally, the Palace seeks to be a place of contribution to the life of a 21st century church.
Lambeth Palace is an exciting and vibrant ‘community of communities’. Working here provides an excellent opportunity to contribute to the ministry of an internationally significant religious leader in a friendly, busy, fast-paced and dynamic office. The team at Lambeth Palace works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the National Church Institutions (NCIs) and beyond; we thrive at supporting each other at busy periods with flexibility and good humour.
This role represents a unique opportunity as you will be providing high quality support and administrative assistance to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
As Personal Assistant, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Private Office, you will also provide PA support to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Personal Private Secretary and to the wider team.
The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. This is a priority for Archbishop Justin. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds and disabled people.
You will be based at Lambeth Palace although currently, employees are working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions.You may sometimes be able to work remotely, however because of the nature of the role, please expect to work from Lambeth Palace for the majority of your working week, when government guidance permits.
A comprehensive and supportive induction programme will be put in place to ensure that you have all the information, access and contacts required to learn quickly and excel in this role.
Interviews are expected to be held on Weds 9th February 2022.
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.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide administrative support to the Archbishop of Canterbury as follows:
Provide PA support to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Personal Private Secretary as follows:
This list is not exhaustive and is intended to reflect your main tasks and areas of work, the main duties and responsibilities of your post are outlined in your job description.
All staff working at Lambeth Palace share responsibility to promote and maintain a strong safeguarding culture with regard to children and vulnerable adults, including identifying the key actions they should take given their role and responsibilities.
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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.
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