Parish Secretary, Parish of Gosport and Bridgemary

Purpose of role: To support Parish Priest and Marian Franciscan community as per the responsibilities listed below.

Based at: St Mary’s Church, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1DF

Hours of work: 35 of which 7 hours per day from Monday to Friday

Line Manager: Parish Priest (Fr Serafino M. Lanzetta)


Main responsibilities may include but are not limited to:-

  • Running the Parish Office
  • Overseeing volunteers
  • Taking hall bookings invoicing users
  • Managing parish finance and completing Parish return
  • Overseeing repairs and maintenance of Parish properties

How achievements will be measured:

  • Regular 1:1 meetings as and appraisals as required by line manager.

 Regular contact / liaison with:

  • Fr Serafino M. Lanzetta and Marian Franciscans
  • Department of Support and Administration (Diocese of Portsmouth)

Experience and qualifications required for role:

  • Understanding of Roman Catholic Doctrine
  • Office administration skills
  • Financial management
  • Supervisory skills
  • Computer literacy

Personal attributes:

  • Self-motivated and able to manage own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities
  • Can stay focused when working under ambiguity
  • Flexible attitude and able to cope with change
  • Diplomatic and discreet with a sympathetic nature and emotional resilience
  • Able to maintain confidentiality

Salary in region of £18,000


To apply, please email CV to


Closing date: Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 1:00pm

Interview date:  Friday 27th September 2019





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