Vacancies

Below are a list of vacancies that are currently open.

Grants and Trust Officer

Do you have experience of building relationships with funding organisations and working to secure grants? Do you want to use this experience and broaden your horizons beyond traditional grant management? If so, then we have a fantastic opportunity for you.

 

The Grants and Trusts Officer is responsible for looking after a large diverse and varied portfolio of grants. This includes a mixture of working closely with our parish communities to shape their vision and develop projects and in helping them to showcase the transformational nature and impact of their projects.

 

The post holder will also work closely with the Director of Communications and Fundraising to support funding and management of grants and the development of major projects in priority areas, giving an opportunity to expand and develop their management skills, work closely with the Catholic Church and its stakeholders and play a part in the real-life impact the funding makes.

 

You will be joining a busy and forward-thinking Fundraising team. The team are responsible for ensuring charitable funding supports high quality projects, for monitoring and evaluating funded projects, and providing support to a network of employees and volunteers at various levels. We’re looking for a talented individual who is passionate about supporting transformational change across the local community.

 

You will have grant management experience and be confident operating independently. You will be able to lead and deliver on large projects, with appropriate support, and work closely with important external and internal stakeholders.

 

At a time of ambitious organisational growth, this is a brilliant opportunity for someone to grow their skills and knowledge and develop their career in the charity sector. We are entering a new and ambitious two-year strategy and you will have the opportunity to work on a major fundraising campaign and receive first class career support from a range of external partners who are leaders in their field.

 

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact:

Chris Smith – Director of Communications and Fundraising csmith@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk Tel: 023 9421 6514

To apply please forward the following to csmith@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk:

A Covering letter:  Please tell us how your motivation, values, skills, experience, and personal qualities demonstrate your suitability for the role (around 500 words) and why you would like to work for the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth.  

 

Current CV and the details of two referees: This should include full education and employment history (including dates, with no gaps left unexplained). Please include your current or most recent employer as one of your referees.

 

Permanent Full time, 35 hours per week. Part Time and Flexible Working considered

Based at St Edmund’s House, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth PO1 3HQ

£36,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays and 5 closure days per annum, plus employer’s pension scheme.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 21st April 2022.

For full Job Description and Person Spec:

Deputy Director of Estates

We are looking for a chartered surveyor or equivalent to support the Diocese of Portsmouth as we go through a period of significant change; to oversee the management of all Diocesan Properties, working towards the decarbonisation of our estate and to undertake line management responsibilities for the Estates Team.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading development projects including both refurbishment and new build schemes. They will also have proven team leadership experience, with the capability to lead internal staff members as well as external project teams. They must have excellent communication and leadership skills, along with the ability to operate successfully at a senior level liaising with a variety of stakeholders is essential to succeed in this role.

Experience of working with parishes, schools and residential property is advantageous although not essential. It is expected that candidates will be a Chartered Building Surveyor with 10 years post qualification experience or possess an equivalent professional qualification.

The Diocesan Estates Team is based in Portsmouth, with a hybrid office/home model. It will require occasional evening/weekend working and flexibility will be required. The role involves site visits throughout the Diocese, therefore a clean driving license and access to a vehicle is essential.

 

 

Salary: up to £50,000 per annum

 

For Job Description and details of how to apply please contact: Recruitment@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

 

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Safeguarding & DBS Administrator

We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate individual to join our central safeguarding team.  You will have excellent administrative and communication skills (both written and verbal), an eye for detail and be able to work in an organised and methodical manner.

  • Salary range £20,000 - £23,000 per annum FTE (dependant on skills and experience).

  • 28 hours (4 days) per week plus defined benefits contributory pension

  • Reporting to the Head of Safeguarding.

 

Overall job purpose

 

  • To provide a high level of administrative support to the Head of Safeguarding and the central safeguarding team.

  • To provide a high level of administrative support and advice to Clergy and other members of the Diocese, responding to safeguarding queries and requests via email, telephone, in writing, and in person.

  • To provide support to parishes in relation to Parish Safeguarding Ministers, including recruitment, induction to role, training, continuing professional development, and the processing of DBS applications at parish level.

 

Please see role profile for full description including key accountabilities and person specification.

 

If you would like a confidential discussion about this role, please contact:

Ruth Attfield – Head of Safeguarding

E-mail:  rattfield@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Telephone:  02394 216488

Please apply by sending the following to recruitment@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

 

Covering letter must be received:  Please tell us how your motivation, values, skills, experience and personal qualities demonstrate your suitability for the role (around 500 words) in accordance with the areas identified within the role profile. Please make it clear why you are excited about this role, and why you specifically want to work for the Diocese of Portsmouth.

 

Current CV and the details of two referees: This should include full education and employment history (including dates, with no gaps left unexplained).  Please include your current or most recent employer as one of your referees.

 

Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 3rd May 2022.

 

Notes to candidates

1. Interviews: all shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview.

2. Unsuccessful applications: if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of your application, we regret that you will not have been offered an interview on this occasion.

3. General: this post will be subject to review under the relevant Diocesan Terms and Conditions of Service.

4. New employees to the Diocese will be subject to a probationary period of six months.

5. Previous applicants need not apply.

Called and Gifted Administrator

 

​We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate individual to join us.  You will 

  • Work Part time - 5 hours per week

  • Reporting to the Leader of Called & Gifted Team

  • Salary – £12 per hour

  • Remote working from home with occasional attendance at meetings/training

Overall job purpose

  • To undertake the day to day administration for the Called & Gifted Team.

  • Monitor and respond to department emails

  • Database upkeep

  • Finance

  • Circulate newsletter via Mailchimp

About you

An Intentional disciple of Jesus in full communion with the Church.

An understanding & passion for “The Called & Gifted 3 stage Discernment process” aimed at enabling others to discover their charisms & mission; an understanding of their own personal charisms.

Ideally manifesting a Helps/Admin Charism mix or a Service charism with a good range of administrative and communication abilities.

The ability to serve & flourish in a small Team environment whilst being able to work independently & remotely.

 

Job Description for the role can be found

 

Closing date for applications:  Monday 16th May 2022

Interview date: Monday 23rd May 2022

 

If you would like a confidential discussion about this role, please contact:

Gerry Penfold

E-mail:  gpenfold@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Tel: 07802 608549

Please apply by sending the following to recruitment@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk:

 

Covering letter:  Please tell us how your motivation, values, skills, experience and personal qualities demonstrate your suitability for the role (around 500 words) in accordance with the areas identified within the role profile. Please make it clear why you are excited about this role, and why you specifically want to work for the Diocese of Portsmouth.

 

Current CV and the details of two referees: This should include full education and employment history (including dates, with no gaps left unexplained).  Please include your current or most recent employer as one of your referees.

 

Notes to candidates

 

1. Interviews: all shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview.

2. Unsuccessful applications: if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of your application, we regret that you will not have been offered an interview on this occasion.

3. General: this post will be subject to review under the relevant Diocesan Terms and Conditions of Service.

4. New employees to the Diocese will be subject to a probationary period of six months.