Co-Ordinator Of Catechesis - Catholic Parish of Crowthorne & Sandhurst

The Parish wishes to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Catechist to deliver and develop sacramental preparation and evangelistic programmes for 10 – 12 hours per week (mostly evenings).


The role is to lead, and work alongside, teams of volunteers in developing catechesis which accurately reflects the teaching and practice of the Roman Catholic Church. The Catechist will also be an ex officiomember of the Parish Pastoral Council.


Applicants should have good communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to work as part of a team.  A commitment to the Catholic Faith is essential.


Closing date: Friday 7thJune 2019 (noon)

Interviews: w/c 24thJune 2019

Start date: ASAP


For informal enquiries please contact the Parish Office on 01252 876820



Please return completed application forms to: Father Marcus Brisley, 63 Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire. GU47 9BS



Clerk to Governors - English Martyrs Catholic Primary School

The Governing Body of English Martyrs Catholic Primary School invites applications for the role of Clerk to Governors.


You will work closely with the Chair of Governors, Head Teacher and other Governors to ensure that all paperwork and monitoring visits for School Governance are appropriately maintained and carried out.


We are looking for an effective and efficient administrator who will provide proactive support with agenda setting, including the production of a draft agenda for each meeting; issuing the agenda and all the supporting paperwork; attendance at meetings to take minutes and provide advice on governance issues when required; the preparation, amendment and issuing of the minutes; provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters; general administrative support for the governing body; the clerking of any additional meetings; understand and abide by the confidential nature of the role at all times; be conversant with general IT, as all of the paperwork is sent out via email.


Experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.


SCP 11–17 (£10.97 – £12.35 per hour)

Minimum 15 hours per month • Required as soon as possible


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please phone the office to arrange.


Application forms can be obtained from the school office by email from the school website or by calling 01189 375466.


Applications will be considered on receipt.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure.



Parish Book keeper and finance officer - Immaculate Conception and St Joseph’s Parish, Christchurch

St Joseph’s Parish wishes to appoint a Parish book keeper/finance officer to work in the Parish Office for 6-8hrs per week, working on Monday or Tuesday although this is flexible.


The role will be to facilitate the smooth running of all the financial aspects of the Parish including paying invoices and bills, creating invoices, reconciling bank statements, preparing end of year accounts and liaising with the diocese in relation to finances.


Applicants should have good communication skills and be able to work to deadlines. They should also be diligent, accountable and reliable with an experience of book keeping being essential.


Closing date: Friday 24th May 2019 (12 noon)

Interviews: w/c  3rd June 2019


For informal enquiries please contact the Parish Office on 01202 483340.


Please return completed application forms to: Father John Chadwick, Immaculate Conception and St Joseph’s Church, 67 Purewell, Christchurch, BH23 1EH


Parish Secretary - St Saviour, Totland Bay & St Thomas of Canterbury, Newport

St Saviour, Totland Bay & St Thomas of Canterbury, Newport Parish wishes to appoint a Parish Secretary to work in the Parish Office for 20 hours per week (Days and hours by negotiation).


The role will be to facilitate the smooth running of the Parish Office and to provide secretarial support to Father Odoemene and the Parish.


Applicants should be diligent and reliable and able to work unsupervised to deliver a high standard of administrative and secretarial support. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word is essential and the ability to compute figures.


Closing date: Friday 24th May 2019 (12 noon)

Interviews: w/c 27th May 2019


For informal enquiries please contact the Parish Office on 01983 522027


Please return completed application forms to:Father Emmanuel Odoemene, St Thomas of Canterbury, Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UH


Human Resources Manager


An interesting and challenging opportunity has arisen in the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth for an HR Manager in the Support and Administration Services Team.  The position is based in Portsmouth and entails managing and developing the current HR service including payroll and supervising 3 staff.


Creating a culture of engagement, collaboration and team work is an essential part of the job role in a non-profit organisation with 250 staff on the payroll, 30 staff in the main office and the remainder based in parishes spread across the Diocese in 90 offices.


The recruitment process, including sourcing, testing, interviewing, hiring and induction of staff, is a key responsibility as is developing training and performance management programmes.


HR administration of personal records and compliance with employment law are also essential roles.


The candidate should have a CIPD recognised qualification/HR Degree with at least 5 years’ experience as an HR Officer and will consider this an opportunity to step up to a management position.


Proficiency in Microsoft applications and Human Resources Information Systems and the ability to demonstrate effectiveness in verbal and written communication are essential. Candidates must also show that they have experience of handling investigations and resolving issues regarding concerns and conflicts.


Hours of work are 35 hours per week and salary in the region of £27,500 to £30,000


Application forms to be returned to Mr Barry Phillips HR Adviser St Edmund House, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 3QA


Closing Date:  24th May 2019 (12 noon)

Interview date:  3rd June 2019




A role for you or someone you know?

Bible Society is looking for a Catholic Scripture Engagement Officer for a minimum of 20 hours per week up to full time, as preferred, who can work in Swindon two days a week as well as work from home. If you have a sound knowledge of the Catholic faith and theological approaches to Scripture, can communicate clearly and with passion, and are able to travel occasionally in England and Wales, contact Sara Shailer on 07889 723842 for an informal discussion and to find out more.




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