Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for a Grant and Bid Writer and a Bookshop Manager. View the drop downs below for more information.

  • Grant and Bid Writer closing date for applications: 12 noon on Tuesday 6th October 2020
  • Bookshop Manager Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 16th October 2020

If you have any queries, questions can be sent to hr@dioceseofsalford.org.uk 

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Grant and Bid Writer

Grant and Bid Writer

Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP
Travel Required: Some travel around the diocese will be required
Level/Salary Range: £27,000 – £30,000 per annum depending upon experience
Position Type: 2 years fixed term contract
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Tuesday 6th October 2020

About

The Diocese of Salford is seeking to recruit a suitably experienced individual to support and develop bid writing within the Diocese. They will take a lead role in coordinating applications to grant makers and trusts to secure funding for capital and revenue projects. They will be a highly motivated individual, enthusiastic about the charity sector and able to bring their knowledge and application of grant and bid writing to support and sustain the ongoing mission of the Diocese.

What we are looking for

A well-organised and enthusiastic individual with an excellent track record in fundraising through trusts and grant making bodies. A proficient communicator who can develop effective relationships with a variety of key internal and external stakeholders and proven experience of presenting a case with persuasion and passion. The candidate will possess outstanding writing and research skills to produce concise and creative bids and the ability to manage complex projects.

What you will need

• Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C pass (including Maths and English) or equivalent*
• At least 2 years’* experience in Trusts, Grants or Corporate grant and bid writing
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
• A ‘can do’ attitude with a resilient and problem-solving approach to challenges
• Excellent organisation, accuracy, attention to detail and prioritisation while working well under pressure and within agreed deadlines
• Proficient IT and technical skills including use of spreadsheets, collating statistics and report writing
• Ability to deal with confidential information appropriately and sensitively
• An ability to represent the ethos and objectives of the Diocese to specialists such as funder representatives*

Travel around the Diocese will be necessary, and the post holder will have access to their own vehicle for which essential user mileage will be paid. 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, young people, and adults at risk of harm. 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.

*Equivalent level qualifications will be considered
*Proven experience is essential; however, number of years’ experience is a guideline.
*It is expected that the post-holder will be sympathetic to the aims and ideals of the ethos of the organisation however it is not a requirement for the post-holder to be a Catholic.

Application Pack

Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification

Job Advert

Letter to Applicants

Bookshop Manager

Bookshop Manager

Appointment Type: Full-time, permanent
Working hours: 35 hours per week, usually 8.30am-4.30pm. However, some flexible working will be required including regular Saturday working on rotation.
Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP
Salary, pension and benefits: £22,000-£25,000 per annum depending upon skills and experience, 25 holidays plus bank holidays and 5 Diocesan closure days, employer’s pension scheme.

About

The Catholic Truth Society (Diocese of Salford) is a Catholic Charity which has been involved with the circulation of theological, catechetical, and educational books and publications. The Cathedral Centre is the Diocesan Centre for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford, housing all the professional support services offices of the Diocese as well as exceptional conference and meeting facilities.

The Manager will be responsible for day-to-day operational management of the Bookshop, including the selection and ordering of publications and other materials, maintenance of the bookshop website and supervision and management of the staffing to ensure high standards of customer service.

What we are looking for

An enthusiastic and motivated team leader who will establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide and diverse range of internal and external customers. The successful individual will maintain a good working knowledge of the Society’s bookshop stock and product lines to fully inform and advise customers. The post-holder will be able to contribute and deploy new ideas and programmes to develop the work of the Bookshop and Catholic Truth Society. They will possess proven commercial judgment and be committed to building and developing a host of customer bases and work creatively and determinedly to maximise sales opportunities and provide excellent customer service.

What you will need

Retail experience, commercial judgment, and excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to deal positively and resiliently with challenging customers or situations
• High level of numerical and both written and verbal communication skills
• A sound knowledge of sales and marketing within the Christian book and gift environment
• Grade C in GCSE Maths (or equivalent), proven experience of cash handling and maximising sales

It is not required for the post-holder to be a Catholic but it is expected that they will be interested in and sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Society, the Catholic Church and its community with a good knowledge of the Catholic faith.

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 and all employees of the Diocese are expected to work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.

They must familiarise themselves with and adhere to the procedures on how to deal with allegations or concerns of abuse and the Church’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures which can be found at https://www.csas.uk.net/procedures-manual/

If you have any queries about the role, please contact the HR department: HR@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 16th October 2020

Application Pack

Employee Application Form

Letter to Applicants

Job Description and Person Specification

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