Administrator - Education

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£18,000 pa pro rata (0.6 FTE)

An opportunity has arisen for an administrator to work within the Education Team to support and help facilitate their work.

The Education Administrator role requires a high degree of proficiency across the domains of:

  • Education Services Administration
  • Written and oral communications
  • Team organisation
  • Hospitality and events assistance
  • Information and data management
  • Multi agency working and relationship building

Most events are during working hours but there may be a need for a small amount of flexible working.

The daily tasks will be broad and varied and will include:

  • Support the administrative effectiveness of the Education team.
  • Provide high quality and reliable administrative assistance.
  • Maintain and update records, and ensure organised filing systems.
  • Prepare letters, produce spreadsheets and update databases.
  • Organise meetings and appointments, and support use of shared calendars.
  • Verbal and written communication within and beyond the department, maintaining excellent relationships between schools and the diocese.

The ideal candidate will have:-

  • A good standard of education with 5 Grade C or above GCSEs (or equivalent), to include Maths and English.
  • Experience of working within a team.
  • Office/administrative experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the ethos and distinctiveness of Church of England schools desirable
  • Some understanding of the belief systems which shape the life of the Church and how this may affect safeguarding work in the context of the Church of England.

The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. We are a family of Christians, worshipping God in many different settings and groups. We are led by the Bishop of Exeter, and governed by Diocesan Synod which is made up of representatives from across the Diocese.

The central office is the Old Deanery, Exeter, where there is a team of around 70 Diocesan staff whose work is arranged to focus on a number of the goals of the Diocesan vision and strategy, ‘Grow in Prayer, Make new Disciples and Serve the People of Devon with Joy’. These staff work in the following teams: Education, Mission & Ministry, Church & Society, Communications, Property & Church Buildings, Finance, Safeguarding, Vocations, Synod Office, Archdeacons Secretaries, Counselling & Pastoral Care Service and our exciting new Growing the Rural Church Project.

To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact us
by email by phone: 01392 272686
or by post: The Old Deanery, The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS

Closing date for applications: 22nd April 2019

Shortlisted candidates notified: 26th April 2019

Interviews: 3rd May 2019

If you would like to find out more about the Diocese of Exeter please visit our website:

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