Support Officer, Living in Love and Faith Project

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Church House, Great Smith Street, Westminster
Fixed Term Full Time
£25,931– 27,554

Following the February 2017 Group of Sessions, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York committed themselves and the House of Bishops to two new strands of work on human sexuality: the creation of a Pastoral Advisory Group and the development of a substantial Teaching Document on the subject. The production of the Teaching Document– now named Living in Love and Faith: Christian Teaching and Learning about Human Identity, Sexuality and Marriage– is an extremely complex project overseen by a Co-Ordinating Group headed by the Bishop of Coventry, and with multiple Thematic Working Groups reporting into the Co-Ordinating Group. The aim is to conclude the project by the end of Q2 2020.

The post-holder will play an important role in providing administrative support to the Enabling Officer to ensure the successful delivery of this complex and high profile project by this deadline. This will include building and maintaining a website that serves the project’s public-facing requirements, as well as its needs for an effective and secure intranet

The primary purpose of this role is to provide efficient and high quality administrative and web support for the work of the Living in Love and Faith project as well as the Pastoral Advisory Group. These complex, sensitive and high profile pieces of work require a neutral, professional approach to servicing the work under discussion; exceptional commitment to the success of the project and an understanding of its scope and purpose; and some flexibility in relation to the multiplicity and diversity of tasks that this work entails.

The main responsibilities for this role are;

  • Organise meetings, take meeting minutes when requested and ensure efficient dissemination of Minutes and Agendas.
  • Keep a record of responses received from various projects and carry out filing and archiving according to NCIs guidelines.
  • Work with colleagues to develop and maintain a website for the Living in Love and Faith project that is creative, user friendly and offers engagement at multiple levels.
  • Advise on and help create the content for the website by proofreading, editing, and posting text and graphics.
  • Support the Central Secretariat Team when required in servicing General Synod and Bishops’ meetings, including attendance at meetings of the General Synod.

The ideal candidate for this role is;

Skills/Aptitudes:

  • Excellent IT skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, Outlook), web design, social media and desk-top publishing
  • Good written communication and strong attention to detail
  • Proven interpersonal and team working skills
  • Ability to grasp and analyse complex issues effectively

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Experience of administration in a busy and changing environment
  • Experience of recent website design, development and maintenance
  • Interest in current issues in Christian theology

Personal Attributes:

  • Discretion in dealing with confidential matters and sensitive issues
  • Friendly, approachable, efficient and willing to serve a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Commitment to the pursuit of excellence

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