Vacancies

Communications Assistant

Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Salary: £20,000 -25,000 per annum depending on experience

Usual hours will be Monday- Friday 9.00am – 17.00pm

Some evening and weekend work will be required 

What we are looking for

The Diocese of Salford is seeking to recruit a Communications Assistant to join our expanding Communication Office. The purpose of the role is to support the Communications Manager in a busy, dynamic environment. They will assist with a variety of external and internal communications involving both the work of the diocese and its parishes. The suitable candidate will understand and be sympathetic to the work of the Catholic Church, be passionate about supporting the work of the Diocese including promoting education and strengthening social action in line with the social teaching of the Church. 

We are looking for a team player, who is able to prioritise and adapt quickly. Experience of dealing with traditional and social media, drafting press resources and writing for different audiences is important. The right candidate will be both self-motivating and able to work with (and get the best out of) a diverse range of colleagues and volunteers. It is important that candidates can show creativity and initiative, and are able to demonstrate the ability to juggle multiple priorities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to degree level
  • Have sympathy for the mission and values of the Diocese of Salford
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a proven ability to write in a variety of styles, depending on audience
  • Have experience in creating effective communications material, including press releases
  • Have experience in creating content for social media channels
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people and to build positive working relationships

Travel around the Diocese will be necessary and the post-holder may have access to their own vehicle for which essential user mileage will be paid, though this is not essential. The nature of the duties of the successful candidate are that it will inevitably on occasion be necessary to work outside designated hours as the demands of the role require.

The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Please note, there is no occupational requirement to be a Catholic to be eligible for this post.

Closing date for applications: 12pm, Thursday, 30th May, 2019.

To apply, please download the following documents:

Letter to Applicants

Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification

If you have any further questions about the role, please contact the Personnel department:

Email: personnel@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Telephone: 0161 817 2203

We kindly request no contact from agencies or media sales.

Housekeeper

Appointment Type: Part-time, permanent

Working hours: 7 hours per week

Location: St. Marie presbytery, Manchester Road, Bury, BL9 0DR

Salary: £9.00 per hour

About:

Rev Father Francis Wadsworth is the Parish Priest for St. Marie’s, Bury, who is looking for a Housekeeper to assist with the cleaning and housekeeping duties at his presbytery. This role is part-time for 7 hours per week, to be worked on a flexible basis to suit the needs of the parish, as agreed in advance with the Parish Priest.

What we’re looking for:

The Housekeeper will play a significant role in supporting the Parish Priest by maintaining a clean, tidy, hygienic and efficiently run parish house. The Housekeeper will be responsible for achieving and maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness

The successful candidate will plan and implement a general and deep cleaning routine, ensure rooms are in a state of readiness and carry out laundry duties as required.

They will be able to work safely, on their own initiative and have a good awareness of Health and Safety which they will apply throughout the course of their role.

What you’ll need:

  • Experience of cleaning and housekeeping duties.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • An awareness of health and safety requirements and an aptitude to apply these to their everyday work.

The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 29th May 2019

To apply, please download the following documents:

Letter to Applicants

Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification

If you have any further questions about the role, please contact the Personnel department:

Email: personnel@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Telephone: 0161 817 2203

We kindly request no contact from agencies or media sales.

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