Salford, Greater Manchester
£25,000 - £30,000 per year dependent on skills and experience, subject to pro-rata
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 pro rota depending on experience

Working pattern: 21 hours per week  

Contract type: 12-month fixed term contract

Some evening and weekend work will be required 

What we are looking for:

The purpose of this role is to tell the Cathedral story, past, present and future - using the stories of its people, history and building to engage, inform and inspire. You will assist with a variety of external and internal communications to support the work of the Cathedral. You will understand and be sympathetic to the work of the Catholic Church, be passionate about supporting the work of the Cathedral and the parish community.

We are looking for an experienced Communications Officer who can prioritise and adapt quickly. The right candidate will be both self-motivating and able to work with and engage a diverse range of colleagues and volunteers. It is important that candidates can show creativity and initiative, and are able to demonstrate the ability to juggle multiple priorities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to degree level
  • Have sympathy for the mission and values of the Diocese of Salford
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a proven ability to write in a variety of styles, depending on audience
  • Experience in creating effective communications material, including press releases
  • Experience in creating content for social media channels
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people and to build positive working relationships

The nature of the duties of the successful candidate are that it will inevitably on occasion be necessary to work outside designated hours as the demands of the role require.

The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note, there is no occupational requirement to be a Catholic to be eligible for this post. 

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 9th March 2020

Interview Date: Tuesday 31st March 2020

To download an application pack, please visit our website:

If you wish to discuss the role or for more information on this post, please contact:

Hannah Howard - Human Resources Manager

Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Telephone: 0161-817-2222    

Salford Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees Registered Charity     Registered Charity No. 250037

Posted on: 19 February 2020
Closed date: 09 March 2020
Job ref: 145
Tags: Christian, Communications, PR

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