Operations Assistant (PtO clergy and database administration) - maternity

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C£21,000 per annum

We are looking for an experienced, pro-active and skilled administrator to join our motivated and friendly team.

The Operations Assistant (PtO Clergy & Data) will have 3 main areas of responsibility:

1. To provide dedicated administrative support to the office of the Bishop of Truro specifically in regard to the Permission to Officiate (PtO) clergy and Readers in the diocese, all of whom are volunteers, and also to assist in the wider administration or other office work;

2. To act as a high level user and administrator of diocesan databases, working with colleagues to provide accurate and up to date data and supporting others in their use of the databases;

3. To assist with the day-to-day work of the Operations team at Church House, including reception, clerking of meetings, and office procedures.

This role requires an individual with a strong background in administration, particularly records management & maintenance using databases and other digital and paper systems. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can take the initiative; have excellent organisational skills; and be a clear thinker with a systematic approach to work. We are looking for someone who is great at communicating and does so with empathy; who can manage a range of competing priorities successfully; and who is a safe pair of hands, in whom colleagues will have confidence that they will get the job done.

You do not need to be a practising Christian, but do need to be sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Church of England.

This is a maternity cover role for 11 months. Previous applicants need not apply.

This is an opportunity to be part of a professional, hard-working and passionate team. The work will be varied and interesting and you will have the ability to make a real difference and to contribute to the overall aims of an organisation that serves many people across Cornwall. At the Diocese of Truro, we value work-life balance and employee wellbeing and are committed to supporting your development. We offer additional benefits such as flexible and home working; a range of wellbeing activities; up to 26 days leave plus Christmas and Easter office closures; and the Church of England Pension Scheme with 9-15% employer contributions. More information on this here.

If you are interested in this role, you can find more details and how to apply here. The closing date for applications is Noon on 14 April 2023 with interviews being held on 28 April in Truro.

To speak to someone about the role please contact kate.cortez@truro.anglican.org

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, we would particularly welcome applications from those with a disability, or from a UK minority ethnic background, as these groups are currently under-represented in our staff.