Lambeth Palace is a unique building of significant historical and global provenance. It is, first and foremost, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury and his family, as well as home to a wider, diverse and thriving, residential community. It is also an office and the epicentre of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s ministry to the Church of England and the global Anglican Communion. It is a Grade I listed building comprising various listed buildings dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries, set within 10 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Fundamentally, the Palace seeks to be a place of contribution to the life of a 21st century church.
In support of the Archbishop’s ministry, the office at Lambeth Palace is made up of several interconnected teams – Anglican Communion, Chaplaincy, Communications, Correspondence, Ecumenical, Evangelism & Witness, Events, Facilities, Finance, Inter-Religious, Public Affairs, Reconciliation, Records - each providing pivotal, interdependent and essential support to the Archbishop to enable the effective delivery of the ministry to which he has been called by God.
Lambeth Palace is an exciting and vibrant ‘community of communities’. Working here gives an excellent opportunity of contributing to the ministry of an internationally significant religious leader in a friendly, busy, fast-paced and dynamic office.
This role supports the departments in Lambeth Palace in managing the paper and electronic information created in support of the work and mission of the Archbishop, and maintains current processes and procedures to ensure that information is effectively managed throughout its life cycle.
The records of the Archbishop of Canterbury are managed at the Palace before being transferred to the Archives. The records management system is paper-based with some electronic filing.
As Records Officer, you will ensure that the day-to-day work of the Records Office is maintained, and that Lambeth Palace’s paper and electronic records are effectively managed within the existing records management system, including maintaining current filing.
You will also be given the opportunity to work on specific projects in support of the work of the Records Office.
Interviews will be held on 26th - 27th April 2018
The Ideal Candidate
- Ability to work on own initiative and to manage time independently, making informed decisions about how to deal with records.
- Attention to detail and a methodical approach to both routine and more complex tasks, including a willingness to follow procedures precisely.
- Good interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and the ability to communicate well and maintain good working relationships with colleagues.
- Ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion.
- Ability to work collaboratively, and as part of a team, to achieve results.
- Ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and work simultaneously on several tasks.
- Excellent organisation skills.
- Ability to work with staff at all levels.
- Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft packages.
- Records management experience at a professional level.
- Awareness of current and forthcoming Data protection legislation, including the GDPR.
- Ability to use information technology, including experience of Microsoft Access or similar database packages.
- Experience as a Records Officer.
- A-Levels or equivalent qualifications or experience.
- Interest in gaining relevant experience before applying for the post-graduate qualification in Records Management.
- Knowledge of the work of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of England.
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Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible* 35-hour working week for work-life balance and a minimum 25 days holiday plus 3 defined organisational days leave and an attractive defined pension scheme.
We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from people, regardless of their background.
*Where applicable depending on post requirements.