In March 2018, the Archbishop of Canterbury published Reimagining Britain: Foundations for Hope. Building on key chapters in the book, these two Archbishops’ Commissions were established in 2021 to look at how the Church responds to issues of national and civic concern and explore how it can generate fresh thinking and action.
This new post sits within the Commissions team that supports both the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in their work in the public square on these priority areas. Currently, these are the Reimagining Care Commission and the Families and Households Commission.
The work is set in the context of the priority areas of the Archbishops’ ministries, the three Quinquennium goals of the Church of England, and the five marks of mission in the Anglican Communion. Policy and research on these areas are carried out by the Mission and Public Affairs team (MPA) in Church House, so a crucial part of this role is coordination with colleagues in MPA.
As Commissions' Project Officer, you will provide administrative support to the Families and Households Commission and the Reimagining Care Commission, delivering a high quality and efficient service and experience.
Key duties will include:
- Providing project administrative support to new and on-going development initiatives including but not restricted to the Families and Households Commission and the Reimagining Care Commission.
- Assisting the Commissions with logistical support in planning their activities. Attending, in person and on-line to manage the logistics during meetings and events, liaising with Commission participants through group communications as well as one-to-one advice.
The Church of England is for everyone, and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds.
A comprehensive and supportive induction programme will be put in place to ensure that you have all the information, access and contacts you require to learn quickly and excel in this role.
This post is offered on a fixed term/secondment basis for 1 year.
We are taking a flexible approach to work, with many colleagues opting for a hybrid approach to their working week, with a mixture of home and office-based working. Further details will be discussed at interview.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 16th February 2022
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
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