Governance and Information Manager

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Hove, Brighton
Fixed Term Full Time

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.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • 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.

  • Undertaking any other reasonable task or project as requested by the Diocesan Secretary

General Responsibilities

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.

Qualification & Experience

  • Education to degree level or equivalent desirable.
  • Previous experience of managing a team in a similar pressurised environment within the public or charity sector with competing priorities would be an advantage.
  • Experience of establishing constructive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience of handling highly sensitive, confidential data within the requirements of data protection legislation.
  • Experience of managing and developing computer systems and provision.
  • Understanding of the Church of England and its structures.
  • Experience of managing budgets.

Skills & Abilities

  • Quick learner.
  • Leadership skills, able to motivate a team and drive up performance.
  • Highly developed organisational skills, able to plan workloads and determine conflicting priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.
  • IT literate with advanced experience of using Word, Excel/ spreadsheets, email, databases, management information systems and the internet.
  • Able to work methodically and accurately, paying attention to detail

Personal Qualities

  • A flexible, adaptable, approachable and supportive team member with a strong customer focus.
  • Strong commitment to a professional approach, high standards of work and personal development.
  • Respects confidentiality and deals with others in a tactful and sensitive manner.
  • Works effectively and remains resourceful and positive under pressure.
  • Reliable, honest and trustworthy.
  • Flexibility

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.