The Diocese of Chichester is looking for a self-motivated, energetic and organised individual to cover maternity for the Governance team.
You will be responsible for providing executive-level support to the head of the administrative office and have direct responsibility for the planning and delivery of work relating to governance and information and line managing five posts covering governance, communications, IT, database and statistics and HR. Other areas of responsibility include the filing systems and data protection.
The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of project management, an understanding of data protection, excellent administrative skills and experience of line management. An understanding of the Church of England would be an advantage.
Responsibility for ensuring new employees and clergy receive appropriate induction.
Responsibility for ensuring policies and guidance are appropriately updated and publicised.
Maintenance of the Gifts and Hospitality Register.
Responsibility for complaints handling.
Carrying out research and analysis as required.
The post holder will comply with all standards, policies and procedures set by the diocese including, but not limited to, those governing safeguarding, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality and equal opportunities.
The post holder is required to:
Support the ethos, aims and objectives of Christianity, the Church of England and the Diocese;
Keep up to date with developments in their area of work;
Participate in performance management and appraisal;
Engage in training and continuous professional development activities.
The post holder may be required to work outside normal office hours including occasional weekend working, subject to time off in lieu.
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The Diocese of Chichester is the Church of England in Sussex. It almost exactly covers the counties of East and West Sussex and the City of Brighton and Hove, stretching for nearly a hundred miles (160km) along the south coast of England. Today the diocese contains 506 churches in 365 parishes which are served by 450 clergy and 265 Readers. The administrative office employs around 50 staff.