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Lambeth Palace is a unique building of significant historical and global provenance. It is, first and foremost, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Mrs Welby and their family, as well as to a wider, diverse and thriving residential community. It is also an office and the epicentre of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s ministry to the Church of England and the global Anglican Communion.
The wider Palace working community is made up of several interconnected teams, including Anglican Communion, Chaplaincy, Communications, Correspondence, Ecumenical, Evangelism & Witness, Hospitality, Inter-Religious Affairs, Social and Public Affairs and Reconciliation – each providing pivotal, interdependent and essential support to the Archbishop to enable the effective delivery of the ministry to which he has been called by God. Fundamentally, the Palace seeks to be a place of contribution to the life of a 21st century global church.
As well as her own distinct ministry, Mrs Welby spends a considerable amount of time working alongside her husband, particularly around the Anglican Communion, including involvement in the Lambeth Conference which took place this year. In addition, she plays a central role in the ‘Women on the Frontline’ reconciliation programme, equipping women living in contexts of violent conflict and post-conflict in fomenting peace and reconciliation.
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.
This is an excellent opportunity for a a confident communicator who thrives on organising and forward planning, to provide high quality Personal Assistant supportto Mrs Caroline Welby.
This is a part-time post working 21 hours a week. The exact working arrangements are open to agreement and will be discussed further at interview.
You will be based in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Private Office at Lambeth Palace, London.
We would like to hear from you if you have the skills and experience to manage diaries, correspondence and papers efficiently, a calm, resourceful and diplomatic approach and the essential requirements outlined below.
To arrange an informal conversation about the role please contact Helen Harris, Personal Private Secretary to the Archbishop of Canterbury firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be held w/c 19 September2022. If successful at that stage, you will be invited to attend a second interview w/c 26 September 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.
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.
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