Vocations Team Administrator and Office Manager

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From circa £10,000 for 17.5 hours, depending on experience

The Diocese of York is a family of 607 churches and 125 schools in 470 parishes, which extends from Middlesbrough on the River Tees to Hull on the River Humber, and from the east coast of Yorkshire about as far west as the A1 road. Led and guided by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, our vision is to be a family of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples.

Anyone and everyone can have a calling to serve God and the church. Our Vocations team to promote vocations to lay and ordained ministry throughout the Diocese; and to co-ordinate the work we do with those who wish to explore their calling to ordained ministry. We now have an opportunity for a highly organised and self-motivated administrator who would like to be part of the work of the church to join the team.

As a member of the team, you will provide PA support and office management to the Diocesan Adviser on Vocations and other members of the Vocations Team. The team is geographically-dispersed, and often working away from their offices, so you will play a key role in co-ordinating activities and communicating between team members and other partners.

The role is currently half-time (17.5 hours per week), though we are looking at the possibility of this increasing to 21 hours per week. There is flexibility over the working pattern and location - see the Job Pack (attached below) for more information.

You will be educated to A level or equivalent standard and have previous administrative experience. You will be self-motivated and highly organised, adept at being a key team player, even when working remotely. You will have a professional manner, a flexible approach, and be confident in dealing with sensitive and confidential matters.

In return, we offer a good salary, holiday and pension benefits, together with some non-contractual additional benefits such as eye care vouchers and a Cycle to Work scheme. More importantly, we offer the opportunity to play a part in an organisation at the heart of spiritual and community life in the region.

  • Provide administrative support to the Diocesan Adviser for Vocations.
  • Prepare and enhance Vocations material. This will include handbooks, support materials, PowerPoint presentations and administrative forms across all aspects of the work.
  • Administration relating to selection, and support of those in training.
  • To manage and develop the Vocations section of the diocesan website.
  • Previous administrative experience gained in a busy office environment
  • Good standard of education
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and personable
  • Professional manner, able to work confidently with sensitive and confidential issues
  • Empathy with the Christian faith and able to work effectively in a Church of England context

Deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 1 October 2018.

Interviews will take place in York on Thursday 18 October 2018.

For further details about the role please see the attached Job Pack.

Find out more about us at our microsite: https://jobs.churchofengland.org/dioceseofyork/

Our official website can be found here: http://dioceseofyork.org.uk/