Episcopal Vicar and Bishop Group Secretary

Job Type- Full Time, Monday- Friday, 35 hours per week. This is a hybrid role which will involve some office based work for meetings in London (SE1) and some travelling across London/South East as and when required.

Salary Range-  £30,000-£33,000 per annum, dependant on skills and experience

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As missionary disciples we seek to witness faithfully to the Catholic faith, in both word and action, bringing to life Christ’s commandment that we should love God above all things and love and serve one another as we love ourselves. There are a number of key senior members of the clergy who have lead roles in this mission.

The purpose of this role is to provide administrative support to these three senior clergy. There will be common elements in the support for each, such as diary management and responding to queries and correspondence, but there will also be some individual requirements.

This role will involve providing extensive administration and secretarial support as required by each individual clergy, such as managing emails, and other correspondence. Coordinate Episcopal Visitations, Induction of parish priests, the Sacrament of Confirmation and other events. Manging the AIQ finance system inc budgets, processing expenses and invoices as required. Proof read and amend liturgical booklets for any of these events according to the usual Liturgical guidelines. Manage social media and website updates including designing of posters, newsletters etc using relevant design software. Organising of meetings and minute taking as required, research and report writing. Regular liaison with the Archbishop’s Office, parishes, deaneries and diocesan departments as needed, developing good working relationships with them all.

Experience Required-

  • Strong skills in administration – proven secretarial experience at a senior level, group secretary experience would be an advantage 
  • Ability to multitask, and work under pressure
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent IT skills including email, databases, finance systems, social media, websites, Teams/Zoom and research/analytic software
  •  As this role is working for three managers it is essential that the job holder is adaptable and has the ability to manage priorities effectively
  • The ability to work some evenings and weekends

If you would like to apply for this role, please send your Cover Letter and CV to hr@rcaos.org.uk

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