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We are recruiting for:

  • PA for the COO office
  • Chancery and Tribunal Administrator
  • Chancery and Tribunal Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Synod Coordinator

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PA/Senior Administrator – COO Office

PA/Senior Administrator – COO Office

Appointment Type:  Full time, permanent, 35 hours per week.

Working Pattern: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (Some flexibility will be required)

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

Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

Benefits: 25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays and 5 closure days per annum, plus employer’s pension scheme.

About: The Diocese of Salford is seeking to recruit a suitability experienced individual to provide office management and oversight of the administration of the COO Office. This role will have responsibility for providing robust administrative and secretarial support to the COO and her team across all areas but particularly in relation to the IT, telephony, and Data Protection.

What we are looking for: A self-motivated individual, experienced in office management with excellent administrative and interpersonal skills. Flexibility is key and the successful individual will be adept at organising and prioritising their workload to provide effective support across a range of disciplines. The post-holder will be comfortable interacting with several stakeholders and be able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with colleagues, the clergy, service providers and members of the public. They will have a good knowledge and understanding of confidentiality, professional boundaries and dealing with sensitive information.

 The successful candidate will:

  • Have suitable, relevant, substantial experience working in a similar role within an office environment including experience of using Microsoft packages such as Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Be able to work unsupervised and use their own initiative.
  • Possess the ability to work with sensitivity in a Catholic environment.
  • Have excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise and meet tight deadlines.
  • Have the ability to work with volunteers and understand their motivation.
  • Be able to work with discretion and confidentiality.
  • Possess high levels of resilience.

Safeguarding requirements: 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. 

The successful candidate 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/

Other requirements: While it is not required for the post-holder to be Catholic, all colleagues are expected to be respectful towards working in a Catholic environment.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 24th September 2021.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 12th October 2021.

To apply, please download the application pack below:

Letter to Applicants

Application Form

Job Description & Person Specification

Job Advert

Previous applicants kindly need not reapply on this occasion.

Chancery & Tribunal Administrator (replacement role)

Chancery & Tribunal Administrator (replacement role)

Appointment Type: Full or part-time, permanent.

Working hours: 35hrs per week (full time). 30hrs per week will also be considered.

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

Salary, pension, and benefits: £22000-£24,000 per annum (dependent on skills & experience), 25 holidays plus bank holidays and 5 Diocesan closure days, employers pension scheme.

About: The Diocese of Salford are looking for an experienced administrator to oversee the effective administration and smooth-running of The Chancery & Tribunal department and to provide support and assistance in Chancery and Tribunal matters. The department is headed up by the Chancellor & Judicial Vicar for the Diocese who is the Bishop’s delegated person for overseeing the proper recording and documentation of the Bishop’s formal decisions, exercising his authority regarding certain marriage permissions and adjudicating attempts to pursue or vindicate the rights of persons, primarily in the nullity of marriage.

What we are looking for: An individual, with a high level of communications skills both written and verbal. They will be comfortable interacting with a wide range of people and be able to handle challenging situations with sensitivity and in accordance with the values of the Catholic Church. They will possess excellent organisational skills, be able to prioritise effectively and have the ability to work in a methodical and consistent manner. An individual with knowledge of certain areas of Canon Law and also of the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching regarding the Sacraments and their importance would be desirable.

What you will need:
• 5 GCSEs at minimum of grade C or above (or equivalent grade/recognised qualification) including Maths and English.
• Significant experience of working in an administrative support role.
• Experience in using Microsoft Office applications.
• Be able to work effectively in a small team, including staff, volunteers and clergy.
• Be trustworthy, with the ability to work with absolute discretion and confidentiality.
• The ability to work proactively and use your own initiative.
• The ability to work flexibly and adapt ways of working when required.

Safeguarding requirements: 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 barred list checks will be undertaken for working with vulnerable adults and all employees of the Diocese are expected to work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.

Other requirements: It is not required for the post-holder to be Catholic, however all colleagues are expected to be respectful towards working for an organisation with a religious ethos. 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/

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 1st October 2021

To apply, please download the application pack below:

Letter to Applicants

Application Form

Job Description & Person Specification

Job Advert

Chancery & Tribunal Assistant (replacement role)

Chancery & Tribunal Assistant (replacement role)

Appointment Type: Full or part-time, permanent.

Working hours: We can be flexible in how we fill this role and are open to applicants interested in applying for a full-time position (35hrs per week) or part-time (see Job Description for more information).

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

Salary, pension, and benefits: £20,000-£22,000 per annum (dependent on skills & experience), 25 holidays plus bank holidays and 5 Diocesan closure days, employers pension scheme.

About: The Diocese of Salford are looking for individuals who are experienced in working in administrative support roles who can aid the effective administration and smooth-running of The Chancery & Tribunal department. Under guidance, the successful candidate(s) will also be required to provide support and assistance in Chancery and Tribunal matters. The department is headed up by the Chancellor & Judicial Vicar for the Diocese who is the Bishop’s delegated person for overseeing the proper recording and documentation of the Bishop’s formal decisions, exercising his authority regarding certain marriage permissions and adjudicating attempts to pursue or vindicate the rights of persons, primarily in the nullity of marriage.

What we are looking for: The post holder(s) will possess a high level of communications skills both written and verbal. They will be comfortable interacting with a wide range of people and be able to handle challenging situations with sensitivity and in accordance with the values of the Catholic Church. They will possess excellent organisational skills, be able to prioritise effectively and have the ability to work in a methodical and consistent manner. Applicants with knowledge of certain areas of Canon Law and also of the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching regarding the Sacraments and their importance would be desirable.

What you will need:
• 5 GCSEs at minimum of grade C or above (or equivalent grade/recognised qualification) including Maths and English.
• Experience of working in an administrative support role.
• Experience in using Microsoft Office applications.
• Be able to work effectively in a small team, including staff, volunteers and clergy.
• Be trustworthy, with the ability to work with absolute discretion and confidentiality.
• The ability to work proactively and use your own initiative.
• The ability to work flexibly and adapt ways of working when required.

Safeguarding requirements: 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 barred list checks will be undertaken for working with vulnerable adults and all employees of the Diocese are expected to work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.

Other requirements: It is not required for the post-holder to be Catholic, however all colleagues are expected to be respectful towards working for an organisation with a religious ethos. 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/

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 1st October 2021.

To apply, please download the application pack below:

Letter to Applicants

Application Form

Job Description & Person Specification

Job Advert

Receptionist

Appointment Type: Full-time, permanent

Working hours: 35 hours per week, usually 8.30am- 4.30pm

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

Salary & benefits: £20,000 –£24,000 per annum dependent upon skills and experience, 25 holidays plus bank holidays and 5 Diocesan closure days, employers pension scheme.

About: The Cathedral Centre is the office base for diocesan curial staff and houses the Cathedral Bookshop, Café, and conference rooms. A large number and wide variety of visitors, contractors and personnel come to the Cathedral Centre and the wider estate as a whole. The Cathedral House is adjacent to the Centre and houses some of our retired clergy.

What we are looking for: The Receptionist will provide the highest standards of warm and courteous reception to all who visit the building. They will possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to deal professionally with a diverse range of people. The successful candidate will be able to effectively undertake a variety of duties including the management and security of visitors, the franking, delivery, circulation and receipt of mail, conference room and diary management, management of internal systems, first-level IT support and act as a fire warden or first aider in the event of drills or emergencies.

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess sound organisational and administrative skills
  • Have GCSE level qualifications in Maths and English
  • Have excellent IT skills and able to use software-based telecoms
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a
  • Have an ability to work on multiple projects
  • Be willing to undertake any training

Safeguarding requirements: The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All employees are expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation and work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The successful candidate 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/

It is not required for the post-holder to be Catholic. However, prospective candidates must understand that the Diocese of Salford is a charity with a religious ethos.

This is a replacement post.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 8th October 2021.

To apply, please download the application pack below:

Letter to Applicants

Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification

Job Advertisement

Synod Coordinator

Appointment Type: Full-time, 3-year fixed term contract

Working hours: 35hrs per week, some evening and weekend work will be required

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

Salary, pension, and benefits: £26,000-£28,000 per annum (dependent on skills & experience), 25 holidays plus bank holidays and five diocesan closure days, employers pension scheme.

About: A two-year ‘synodal’ process is taking place in the Catholic Church from October 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. Alongside this, the Diocese is beginning its own Synodal Journey. The overall theme is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission”. The Diocese of Salford are looking to recruit a suitably qualified individual to play a key role in coordinating the Diocese’s Synodal Journey. To achieve this, the post holder will be required to assist the Bishop, clergy and lay-people of the Diocese to discern carefully together what the Spirit is saying to the Church across the diocese and agree on common goals and actions for the coming years.

What we are looking for: The post holder will possess a high level of communication skills both written and verbal, with an ability to motivate and mentor, clergy people and volunteers in the Diocesan community. They will be a skilled facilitator, comfortable interacting with a wide range of people and possess the ability to listen and enable others. The successful candidate will be able to effectively collate and document the feedback and input of the Synod members and have a proven ability to manage and deliver projects. They will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and prioritisation skills, ensuring that key points in the Synodal journey are achieved.

What you will need:
• Educated to degree level and/or significant demonstrable experience of working in a church setting.
• Practical experience of encouraging and mentoring others (including volunteers).
• A vision of Church that is inspired by Vatican II theology.
• A creative and resourceful approach to work.
• Enthusiastic about mission and evangelisation.
• IT literacy with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, social media and other innovative communication methods.
• The ability to work proactively and use your own initiative.

It is a genuine occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 that the post-holder is a Practising Catholic.

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/

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 22nd October 2021

To apply, please download the application pack below:

Letter to Applicants

Application Form

Job Description & Person Specification

Job Advert