Office Business Manager (English Martyrs, Reading)

English Martyrs, Reading Parish wishes to appoint an Office Business Manager to work in the Parish Office full-time for 35 hours per week.


This is a key role in a large Parish with over 900 parishioners. The Office Business Manager will be the leading support staff professional assisting the Parish Priest in his duty to ensure that the Parish is fulfilling its mission of Evangelisation. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the day-to-day function of the church site, Office, Finances and support functions of the Parish.


Applicants should be diligent, reliable and able to work under pressure and unsupervised to deliver a high standard of administrative and Parish support. An experienced professional with excellent administrative, secretarial, time management, communication and prioritisation skills are essential for this role.


Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 9th February 2018

Interviews: w/c Monday 19th February 2018

For informal enquiries please contact the Parish Office on 0118 957 2149.


Please return completed application forms to: Canon Michael Dennehy, English Martyrs, 64 Liebenrood Road, Reading, RG30 2EB



Cantor/Animator - St John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth

St John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth, is looking for a Cantor/Animator to join its music department.


The Cantor/Animator leads the singing in the Cathedral at the evening Masses each weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday at 18.00), as well as other liturgies, for example Holy days of Obligation, Sunday 10.00 Mass (should the Cathedral Choir be absent), quarterly Chapter Masses (usually weekdays at 12.15), and Vespers (currently sung on each Friday during Lent and Advent, and on other Holy Days of Obligation). Duties are shared with the existing Cantors/Animators. Remuneration available.


Commencement Date: February 2018

Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd January (12 Noon)

Interview/Audition Date: To be confirmed but will be late January 2018



Parish Bookkeeper - Corpus Christi, Wokingham

We have a vacancy for a part-time Parish Bookkeeper to provide financial services to the Parish.


Role and Hours of work: 6 hrs per week to be worked at times required ensuring effective financial administration of the Parish (Flexible working to be agreed).


Commencement Date: As soon as possible


Experience and Qualifications required for role:

  • Experienced in all aspects of bookkeeping and related finance in a busy organisation
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent bookkeeping skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Sympathetic to the Ministry and Mission of the Catholic Church
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confidentiality and trustworthiness are essential requirements of this role
  • Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable, with ability to work on own initiative and judgement without supervision or support from colleagues or team; able to cope with change and work under pressure
  • Diplomatic and discreet
  • Reliable and enthusiastic

For more information about the job and salary details please contact: Fr. David O'Sullivan, telephone: 0118 9780348, email:


Closing date for applications: Monday 15th Jan 2018 (4.00pm)

Interviews will take place on: Wednesday 7th February 2018





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.


Closing date for applications: 18th January 2017

Interview date: w/c 24th January 2017



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