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In April 2021, the Archbishops' Anti-Racism Task Force reported on their findings and paved the way for a new Racial Justice Commission which launched in October 2021. This Commission, chaired by Lord Boateng, has been asked by both the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York to spend three years scrutinising the activities of the Church of England and to make recommendations for its future ministry.
This new post is part of the small team serving he Racial Justice Commission, currently under the leadership of the Archbishops’ Adviser on Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns. During 2022, the Church of England will establish a new Racial Justice Unit and the post will then fall within the Unit’s staff team, led by a newly-appointed Director of Racial Justice. The Racial Justice Unit will operate in the context of Archbishop Justin’s and Archbishop Stephen’s ministries, the three Quinquennium goals of the Church of England, and the five marks of mission of the Anglican Communion.
The Project and Secretariat Manager, Racial Justice Commission offers a significant opportunity for personal development. You will give support to the Chair of the Racial Justice Commission and the Archbishops’ Adviser on Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns and gain an understanding of the broad landscape of the Church ecosystem as it tackles a key strategic issue.
You will oversee administrative operations and provide secretariat support, with close liaison with communications colleagues and others supporting the Racial Justice Commission, and the opportunity to be involved in the development and outworking of the Commission.
We would like to hear from you if you have the essential requirements outlined below to excel in this role which is suitable as a developmental secondment for an individual with a policy or delivery background and the appropriate project skills.
The post is offered on a fixed term contract expected to last for 2 years, or as a secondment.
To arrange an informal conversation please contact Sanjee Perera email@example.com
Interviews are expected to be held w/c 8 August 2022.
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 the Archbishops. 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.
A comprehensive and supportive induction programme will be put in place to ensure that you have all the information, access and contacts that you need to learn quickly and excel in this role.
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.
The main purpose of this role is to provide secretariat and project management support for the work of the Racial Justice Commission, including producing biannual reports on behalf of the Archbishops’ Commission for Racial Justice. You will be working alongside other Racial Justice Unit (RJU) team members.
Key duties and responsibilities include:
This role is pivotal in the smooth running of the new RJU and the Commission and requires experience in:
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