The Legal Office of the National Church Institutions of the Church of England (‘the NCIs’) is one of a number of service departments managed by the Archbishops’ Council, which provide services to the NCIs - of which the Archbishops’ Council, the Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions board are the largest. It currently comprises 6 solicitors, 3 barristers and 3 support staff.
The Head of the Legal Office is the Chief Legal Adviser to the Archbishops’ Council and the General Synod and heads the Synod Team which is responsible for the legislative programme of the General Synod, including both primary legislation (in the form of ‘Measures’, which have the same effect as Acts of Parliament) and secondary legislation.
The team is also responsible for legal and procedural advice and support for the General Synod and its Commissions and Committees and for legal and procedural advice (including advice on the effect of Government legislation) to the Archbishops' Council, the Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board, and for the conduct of the national function in relation to clergy discipline.
Based at historic Church House in Westminster, this is an excellent opportunity to provide a high standard of financial and general administration to support the effective delivery of the functions of the legal office.
Ensuring the delivery of an expert service, your busy and varied day will include:
With significant experience of SAP (or similar), and of providing professional financial administrative support, you will be used to managing your time effectively to ensure that priorities are met and delivered accurately and on time.
Skilled in the use of MS office with particular confidence in your excel skills, you will take control of financial records and data, working proactively to ensure quality and efficiency. As a key member of the Legal Team, you will contribute positively, developing excellent working relationships and inspiring confidence in colleagues at all levels.
The hours of work will be 21 per week with the exact working pattern to be agreed. The salary shown will be prorated for 21 hours per week.
Interviews will be held on the 13th September 2018
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We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.
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We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise.
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