Administrator / Secretary

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£22478 - £23329

The Education Team wish to appoint a highly motivated and effective personal secretary and administrator to support the work of the Deputy Director of Education and Assistant Director of Education. The successful applicant will contribute positively to our dynamic team, promoting educational excellence in our family of 239 Church schools and academies

You will use your interpersonal skills and any previous administrative experience to:

  • Build a strong professional relationship with our portfolio of Church of England Schools and Academies to enhance and enrich learning opportunities for all.
  • Provide secretarial and administrative support to the work and strategy of the Diocesan Board of Education and its Team.
  • Take a lead role in the day to day management of the Education Team’s governance process.
  • Take a lead role in the day to day management of the Education Team’s admissions process.
  • Respond to diocesan, local, regional and national educational initiatives, under the direction of the Director of Education and Line Manager.

We will provide you with opportunities for professional development and encourage you to take a leading role in the development of the Diocesan education practices. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a committed team, with a great reputation who work openly and collaboratively in a culture of mutual support.

The Diocese of Leeds is geographically the biggest diocese in the country. The huge range of schools we support, from rural Dales village schools to large urban academies in West Yorkshire, provides a richness to our daily work and professional development.

We would love to hear from you if you have the drive and desire to provide the best for our young people and schools.

The package includes a competitive salary, flexi-time scheme, an 8% non-contributory pension with an additional 5% matched contributions, hybrid working (50%), and 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and four customary days a year (between Christmas and New Year).

Key dates:

Closing date: Midnight Tuesday 25 October 2022

Interviews: Monday 31 October 2022

Held at Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2EX

Our Values

The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:

  • Love God, the world and one another.
  • Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish,
  • Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.

The Diocese of Leeds is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.

Leeds Diocesan Board of Finance (The Board) is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and the workplace and in avoiding unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the Board will ensure that recruitment and selection, training and development, and promotion procedures result in no job applicant or employee receiving less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, class or caste, religious belief or lack of religious belief (unless this is an occupational requirement), disability, trade union membership or non-membership, gender or sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents or being a part-time or fixed-term worker. The Board’s objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities.

For clergy applying to this role, your Area/Suffragan Bishop must be informed of your applications at the earliest opportunity. Furthermore, you must seek a Diocesan Bishop’s Licence in order to be eligible for a new role, and please be aware that granting a licence is subject to a CCSL from your Area/Suffragan Bishop.

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