Events Manager

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Hybrid working with flexibility
Employee
£44,359 per year

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 Events Manager, you will co-ordinate the practical and logistical arrangements for all the governance meetings serviced by the Central Secretariat, working with the staff leads who support each of these bodies.

You will also manage the Synod budget and costs and prepare forecasts of future meeting expenses for budgeting purposes.

You must be willing to spend a week in July at the residential meeting of the General Synod in York where there is a long working day, and to work longer hours during meetings of the Synod in London.

Interviews are expected to be held w/c 16 Jan 2023.

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.

The Role

General Synod

Synod Logistics: Responsible for the overseeing the delivery of the logistical arrangements for meetings of the General Synod. This includes liaison with the relevant venues and ensuring appropriate rooms, equipment, catering, accommodation, IT, accessibility needs and other requirements are in place for each meeting.

Synod Support Team: Forming and leading the Synod Support Team of staff servicing the logistics of each group of sessions, including preparing rotas and allocating duties.

Archbishops’ Council

Responsible for the practical arrangements for meetings of the Archbishops’ Council, including booking rooms/identifying offsite venues etc, arranging accommodation, catering and AV needs as required.

Episcopal Meetings

Responsible for the practical arrangements for meetings of the House of Bishops and the sub-committees of the House that are serviced by the Central Secretariat. These may meet online or in person. The postholder is responsible for arranging dates, venues, accommodation, catering and AV as required.

Other Central Secretariat duties

Financial Administration: Responsible for managing the Synod Budget and costs, preparing forecasts of future meeting costs for budgeting purposes; managing invoices and other costs & payments involved in the organisation of each of the governance meetings.

The Requirements

Essential

Skills/Aptitudes:

  • Events management skills and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and to hold together the various strands of complex events, working within a team to deliver them efficiently.
  • Financial administration skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good IT skills, including ability to make excellent use of Microsoft Office programmes and teleconferencing software.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Experience of organising events, ideally in a faith-based context.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience of managing budgets, budget forecasting and reporting.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong team player.
  • Self-motivated and well organised.
  • Able to work under pressure and stay calm.
  • Ability to stay focused on priority tasks within the context of a changing working environment.
  • Ability to retain professional neutrality amidst events handling controversial matters.

Desirable

Skills/Aptitudes:

  • Project management qualification or evidence of relevant experience.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Knowledge of structures and workings of the Church of England.

Circumstances:

  • Must be willing to spend a week in July at the residential meeting of the General Synod in York where there is a long working day and to work longer hours during meetings of the Synod in London.

In the National Church Institutions (NCIs), we support the mission and ministries of the Church of England. We work with parishes, dioceses, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries, and with national and international partners including mission agencies, and other denominations and faith groups.-.

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Our emerging values

  • We strive for excellence
  • We collaborate
  • We act with integrity
  • We show compassion
  • We respect others

We welcome everyone and we accept and value people for who they are and what they contribute, treating others in the way we would wish to be treated ourselves. We actively listen to and include others, encouraging and enabling everyone’s voice to be heard in discussions and decisions. When we disagree, we aim to disagree well with respect and kindness.

We want to encourage applications from a diverse group of people. Even if you have never thought about working for us before, if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we would like to hear from you. If there is anything we can do to support you in your application please get in touch via email to hr.recruitment@churchofengland.org.

  • As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.
  • We are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.