Diocesan Registry Clergy

Posted 10 days agoExpires in 7 days

Anthony Collins Solicitors are currently recruiting for a Diocesan Registry Clerk to work on site in Rotherham on a part time basis of 3-4 days per week.

As a sector specialist law firm, we are proud to offer market-leading legal expertise to our values-aligned faith clients, from dioceses and parochial church councils (PCC) to national Christian church bodies, individual Christian churches and Christian charities.

Our growing Ecclesiastical Team offers registrar and wider legal advice on all aspects of ecclesiastical law for Church of England bishops, authorised clergy, diocesan boards, councils and committees of the diocese, church officers, churchwardens and parochial church councils as well as general enquiries from laity in relation to the law of marriage, baptism, burial and the ceremonies of the Church of England. In particular they are committed to the Church’s mission and ministry, and to supporting these priorities.

The team works closely with our Charities Team as well as other lawyers in the firm in our Property, Education and Employment teams to provide a full service to our clients.

The Clerk to the Registry will provide legal secretarial support and administrative assistance to the Registrar who is responsible for the legal office of the Diocese of Sheffield. The position will require excellent communication and organisation skills and the ability to manage a busy workload in a proactive manner.

• Dealing with enquiries to the Registry, answering queries wherever possible
• Prepare the paperwork for clergy and lay licence appointments in a timely manner
• Process, create and update the Registries in accordance with legal requirements and the processing of legal documentation
• Establish, manage and maintain a legal archive of documentation and deeds
• Liaise with external lawyers, including the Deputy Registrar and property solicitors as required
• Liaise with the Accounts department regarding Consistory Court fees Marriage Licence fees and billing
• Undertake processes in dealing with faculty requests
• Provide administrative, legal secretarial and PA support to the Registrar
• Undertake paralegal responsibilities with supervision
• Answer the telephone, taking messages where the queries require the advice of the Registrar

The ideal candidate will be a reliable and enthusiastic key person working within a small team. Previous experience of working as a legal secretary or paralegal would be an advantage. Experience of formatting complicated documents and tables using Microsoft Office systems including Word and Excel is essential. You will have the ability to hit the ground running with a busy caseload.