Administrative Assistant - The Catholic Academies & Schools Office (CASO) 

The Catholic Academies & Schools Office (CASO) in Portsmouth are looking to appoint an Administrative Assistant to support their work with the schools in the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth. This will be an interesting and varied role and would be suitable for an existing Clerk to the Governors, or those with an interest in school administration.


The purpose of the role is to provide effective secretarial and administrative support with a specific focus on processing and supporting Foundation governor appointments, general school governance and administrative duties including answering and directing phone calls, diary managements and other ad hoc tasks as required.


The role will be based at CASO, 22 Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth. Required from January (2 days a week, Thursday and Friday)


Salary: Circa £17k (pro-rata)

Hours of work:  14 hours per week.

Commencement date: w/c 2nd January 2018


Closing date for applications: 30th November 2017 (16:00 hours)

Interview date: w/c 4th December 2017



Parish Administrator and Office Manager, Portswood, Southampton

A vacancy has arisen for the role of Parish Administrator and Office Manager to work in the parish office at Immaculate Conception Church, Portswood, Southampton. The role involves providing a full confidential administrative and secretarial service to the Parish Priest and the Immaculate Conception Parish, providing a sympathetic and efficient focal point for enquiries and administrative support.


Hours of work - 10 per week – (Days and times to be negotiated with the Parish Priest, but ideally to cover Tuesdays and Fridays and one evening per month)


Commencement Date: As soon as possible in January 2018


Experience and Qualifications required for the role:-


  • Experienced Administrator with excellent secretarial, time management and prioritisation skills
  • Computer literate with experience of Microsoft Windows operating system, skilled in Microsoft Word, desktop publishing, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and database management as well as use of internet
  • Excellent communication skills to promote effective interaction between clergy, area administrators, parishioners and parish teams/councils
  • Knowledge of parish and diocesan organisational structure (desirable)
  • Experience of financial procedures (desirable)


Personal Attributes:


  • Sympathetic to the Ministry and Mission of the Catholic Church
  • Self-Motivated and very flexible, with ability to work on own initiative and judgement without supervision, able to work under pressure, cope with change and deal with conflicting work demands
  • Diplomatic and discreet with a sympathetic nature and emotional resilience
  • Work collaboratively with the Pastoral Assistant, strong team player    


Enquiries: Please email containing the word “Confidential” in the subject for a personal reply.     


Closing date for applications: Friday 24th November (12 Noon)

Interviews: Saturday 2nd December or by arrangement in special circumstances

Applications in writing should be made to Professor Mary Gobbi c/o the Parish Office marked “Private and Confidential”






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