An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Bishop of Kensington’s office for an Events Coordinator & Administrative Assistant. The postholder will support and enable ministry in the Kensington Area of the Church of England through assisting in the administrative processes of the Ministry Team and Bishop’s Office, and by coordinating events to equip and resource clergy and laity. They will be part of a supportive, friendly, and encouraging team based in the new Kensington Area offices in Regal House, Twickenham.
The Kensington Area includes the west London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond (north of the Thames), and the Surrey Borough of Spelthorne. Spanning from Knightsbridge to the ancient bridge that crosses the Thames into Staines, the parishes of the Kensington Area serve hugely diverse and dynamic communities.
The role of Kensington Area Events Coordinator and Admin Assistant is funded for a fixed-term of three years to offer capacity to the wider administrative team in supporting and enabling the ministry of the Church of England across the Kensington Episcopal Area. The post holder will work closely with the Area Director of Ministry (ADM) and will report to the Bishop’s PA and Kensington Area Administrator.
The role is 0.8 FTE with hours and days of work to be negotiated. There is potential for flexible working (min 2 days/week in the office, max 2 days/week from home). There will be an occasional requirement to cover evening events. The post holder will be based in the new Kensington Area offices in Regal House, Twickenham.
Events planning and coordination:
Assisting the Kensington Area Administrator and Bishop’s PA in:
General office duties in the Kensington Area Offices:
There will be an annual review of this role with the Area Director of Ministry, with regular supervision and support from the Area Administrator and Bishop’s PA.
Although there is no requirement to be a practising Christian, the post holder needs to be comfortable participating in meetings which may include prayer, and be in sympathy with the London Diocesan vision: ‘For every Londoner to encounter the love of God in
The LDF is the employment body that serves and supports the Diocese of London and Church of England. The Diocesan of London comprises of c400 parishes north of the River Thames and within the M25 motorway. You can find our Diocesan 2030 vision, which outlines our priorities for the next 10 years here: london.anglican.org/our-2030-vision.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Diocese of London is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents our context and wider community.
We are aware that those of Global Majority Heritage/United Kingdom Minority Ethnic (GMH/UKME), women, and disabled people are currently under-represented among our clergy and workforce, and we particularly encourage applications from those with the relevant skills and experience that will increase this representation.
The LDF offers a supportive working environment, opportunity for career development and the following financial benefits: