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.
The primary function of the Central Secretariat is to service the meetings of the main governance bodies of the Church of England. These are the Archbishops’ Council the General Synod, House of Bishops and associated Boards and Committees.
As Executive Officer, you will provide administrative support to the Director of Central Secretariat, the Head of Governance and the Boards and Committees serviced by the Director and the Head of Governance.
A key part of this role will involve acting as Assistant Secretary to the General Synod Business committee. This means preparing the agendas for such meetings, monitoring its work programme and commissioning and collating papers.
As a member of the General Synod support team prior to and during General Synod meetings, your role will be interesting and varied and will include assembling documents and material, logistical arrangements, processing ‘Requests to Speak’, help manage the Synod Support inbox and maintenance of the General Synod website and app.
This post is offered on a fixed term contract (maternity cover) expected to last for twelve months.
Interviews will be held on the 6th October 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.
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.
Administrative Support for the General Synod Business Committee
General Synod Support
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