Parish Administrator /Secretary - St Josephs and the Immaculate Conception, Christchurch

Purpose of Role: Provide administrative and secretarial support to the Parish Priest 

Based at: the Office, St. Joseph’s Presbytery, 67 Purewell

Hours of work per week : 8hrs 

Line Manager:   Fr. Tom Grufferty


Main Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the administrative volunteers
  • Manage the hiring out to the Parish Centre
  • Provide such routine admin as needed
  • Support the PP in his Parish, Pastoral Area and Deanery roles

Regular contact / liaison with: Public, Other Churches, Civic Bodies, Lay ‘leaders’, Parish Priest, other clergy & the Diocese


Experience and qualifications required for role: Ideal candidate will have experience in office administration, and/or experience as a management secretary /personal assistant. Knowledge of Microsoft Office esp. Excel. Some knowledge of Social Networking would be helpful.


Personal attributes: A Catholic who is primarily interested in supporting parish life for whom income is helpful but not a critical necessity.


Way of working: Pleasant, engaging manor in all personal interactions. Efficient, energetic, loves what they do!


Please return the application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to Father Tom Grufferty, 67 Purewell, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1EH  

Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 16th June 2017 


Administrative Assistant - The Catholic Academies & Schools Office in Portsmouth 

Maternity Cover 9 month Fixed Term contract

Salary: Circa £21k (pro-rata)

The Catholic Academies & Schools Office 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.

The purpose of the role is providing effective secretarial and administrative support; contributing to the development work in respect of school governance and compliance; developing, establishing and maintaining systems to support regular and high quality service delivery. The role will be based at St Swithun Wells House, 22 Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth.

Hours of work will be 35 hours per week.

Commencement date: w/c 26th June


Please return the application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to Catherine Hobbs, Director of Education, St Swithun Wells House, 22 Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth, PO1 1DH

Closing date for applications:  14th June (16:00 hours)

Interview date: w/c 19th June 2017




Administrative Secretary - English Martyrs, Didcot and St John the Evangelist, Wallingford 

A vacancy has arising for a part-time Administrative Secretary to work for Fr Phillip Harris, Parish Priest at the churches of English Martyrs, Didcot and St John the Evangelist, Wallingford. The successful applicant will be located at the Parish Office in the Presbytery at Didcot.


Hours of work: 28 per week, hours each day to be agreed

Salary: £9.19 - £11.34 per hour

Commencement Date: Monday 5th June 2017

Experience and Qualifications required for the role:

  • Experienced Administrator with excellent secretarial skills, time management and prioritisation skills
  • Computer literate, skilled in word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, database management and use of the internet
  • Experienced in book-keeping and knowledge of accounts
  • Experience of website management (training will be given)

Personal Attributes:

  • Sympathetic to the Ministry and Mission of the Catholic Church
  • Self motivated and flexible, with ability to work on own initiative and using own judgement without supervision, able to cope with change and work under pressure.
  • Diplomatic, discreet with a sympathetic nature and emotional resilience.

Please return the application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to Father Phillip Harris, English Martyrs Church, 15 Manor Crescent, Didcot OX11 7AJ, Telephone 01235 812338

Closing date: Monday 5th June 2017 




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