Parish Administrator - St John Bosco, Woodley Reading

25 to 30 hours per week (hours subject to negotiation but each weekday desirable)

St John Bosco Parish wishes to appoint a Parish Administrator to provide a full confidential administrative and secretarial service to the Parish Priest and Woodley Parish, providing a sympathetic and efficient focal point for enquiries and administrative support. The parish office is a busy place and you will be running the office yourself but with a small team of volunteers and other parish staff in the church as colleagues.


Applicants should be experienced in administration with excellent communication skills. A good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Publisher are essential and you should be comfortable working in a Catholic Church environment.


Application forms to be returned to: Clergy Support Office, Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth, The Close, Ringwood, Dorset, BH24


Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 12thFebruary

Interviews:  22nd February



Chief Operating Officer 

Outline of Role 


Lead the entire business function of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth Trust (“The Charity”) to deliver the Bishop’s Vision. The Diocese includes 91 parishes, 53 schools and covers the area from Portsmouth to Windsor and from to Hungerford and Bournemouth and also includes the Channel Islands.


The COO will work closely with the Trustees of the Charity to convert the Bishop’s Vision into a Strategy from which a Financial Strategy will be developed. Working closely with the Chairs of each of the Vicariates, the holder will need to develop processes by which their respective strategies are implemented. 


The holder will provide leadership to all the staff that empowers them to identify the changes required to improve the efficiency of the business function thereby furthering the impact of the Bishop’s Vision in a cost-effective manner. The culture of the organization will need to be developed in order to measure the success of various initiatives such that best value can be identified. 


The holder will support the Communications Director to develop communications across the administration of the diocese to create a more inclusive culture between the Diocesan organisation and the Parishes. 


The closing date for applications is Friday 1st February 2019. 


Further information and application details



Parish Administrator - Church Of Christ The King Whitley, Reading

A vacancy has arisen for a part-time parish administrator for the Church of Christ the King in Whitley, Reading.


This is an extremely busy parish, requiring a person with varied, flexible skills and an unflappable temperament.


As well as possessing excellent, all-round secretarial skills, the successful candidate will have a first-class command of English and a high level of computer literacy. Experience in using Word, Excel and Publisher is essential.


Hours of work: 15 per week (Days and hours to be agreed with the parish priest) 

Salary: £10 per hour.


For more information and an informal discussion about the role please contact Maria Mahdavi on 0118 931 4469.


Completed applications to be returned to: Father P Madden, 408 Northumberland Ave, Reading, Berks, RG2 8NR.


Closing date: Monday 28th January 2019.

Interviews:  Tuesday 5th February.



Deputy Head Teacher - St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School

  • Contract type: Full time (split between class responsibilities and leadership time)
  • NOR: 236
  • Age Range: 3-11
  • Closing Date: 12 pm Monday 28th January 2019
  • Job Start Date: Easter 2019 or September 2019
  • Salary: L6-10

The Governors of St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated Deputy Head Teacher for this happy school.

St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary is a one form entry Catholic primary school serving the parish of St John’s Cathedral in Portsmouth. Our school has been judged by OFSTED as outstanding and we are determined to maintain that standard and improve upon it. The school is part of the Diocesan Edith Stein Partnership and the Governors see this as an opportunity to share best practice and work closely with other local Catholic schools.


We are looking for a Deputy Head Teacher who:

  • Is a committed, practising Catholic
  • Is an experienced member of a SLT who has a proven track record of supporting and developing teaching and learning across the school
  • Has an outstanding and creative classroom style which will motivate and inspire others
  • Has an appetite for creativity and continuous improvement
  • Is able to empower colleagues and encourage them to take ownership of the learning in their classroom
  • Is able to take an active role in the leadership and management of the school by working in partnership with the Head Teacher
  • Has a positive attitude, highly effective communication skills and a desire to inspire and empower staff, pupils and parents

We can offer:

  • A supportive staff, Head Teacher and Governors
  • Amazing children who work hard, behave well and will make you smile
  • A well-resourced school that values music, the arts and sporting opportunities
  • A strong community of faith and friendship


Visits to the school are encouraged and welcomed.We would be very happy to give you a tour of our school and answer any questions that you have.


Please contact Carole Wilson, Clerk to the Governing Body, for an application pack and to make an appointment to book a school tour:

Tel: 02392 821055 or e-mail


How to apply:

CES ‘Senior Leadership’ application Form (available at;  please read the notes to applicants before completing the relevant forms. We would be happy to receive emailed applications and they will be acknowledged by email.


Closing date:12pm Monday 28th January 2019

Shortlisting: Monday 28th January 2019

Interviews: Monday 25th February 2019


St John's Cathedral Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Portsmouth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.



Caritas Holy Family Development Manager (Part-Time, 14 hours per week)

Salary - £14.31 per hour


This is an exciting new role, located in the Holy Family parish Southampton, in the Diocese of Portsmouth to promote, develop and coordinate social action projects within the parish.


The appointed person will work closely with the parish and Caritas to highlight priority areas for social action especially with regard to families and provide a high quality service of support in the way of setting up programmes and projects in the parish.


Some of the key responsibilities will be to:


  • To familiarise oneself with the problems facing the community and highlight areas of need where Caritas projects could be setup to help the community. There will be a particular emphasis on families in this regard.
  • Build local support for the projects, especially in the parish and throughout the local community.
  • To support parish conferences and meeting events as the catalyst for the above.
  • To be a model for Caritas development workers in other parishes. 

Applications closing date: 23rd January 2019

Interviews held: W/C 28th January

Anticipated start date: March 1st 2019


This post is part-time.(Subject to the completion of a successful DBS clearance and an initial 6 month probationary period).


If you would like an informal discussion prior to making a formal application please contact Kevin Gallagher, Caritas Director, at: Kevin Gallagher, St. Edmund House, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth, PO1 3QA. Tel:  023 92 825430 or 07388 994057 - Email:




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