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PA to the Archdeacon

The Diocese of Canterbury
Maidstone, Kent (On-site)
£13,046 pa plus excellent benefits (FTE £26,092 pa)
Part-time (Part-time, 17.5 hours per week)
Job description

PA to the Archdeacon
Maidstone, Kent
£13,046 pa plus excellent benefits (FTE £26,092 pa)
Part-time, 17.5 hours per week

The PA to the Archdeacon is a crucial and incredibly varied role at the Diocese, as you will provide support at a senior level to ensure the smooth running of the work of the Archdeacon’s Office in Maidstone.

As PA to the Archdeacon, you will be responsible for managing their diary, arranging meetings, events, training, diocesan responsibilities and other functions as necessary. You will also proactively assess the needs of the Archdeacon to provide organisational and administrative support to meet their wide-ranging responsibilities and the needs of the deaneries and parishes within the Archdeaconry area.

Reporting to the EA to the Diocesan Secretary, you will act as a friendly first point of contact and build excellent relationships with all who come into contact with the work of the Office.

Assisting the Archdeacon in the coordination and organisation of legal and procedural processes related to the work of the Archdeaconry or the wider diocese, you will also support with the filling of clergy vacancies in parishes, ensuring that the necessary meetings are arranged and all paperwork is completed on time.

Educated to a good standard, you should have proven experience as an administrator or Executive Assistant and of working with senior members of staff. With excellent administrative skills and demonstrable interpersonal and organisational abilities, you will be at ease developing structured, organised and highly efficient approaches to the work of the office of a senior leader ensuring work streams are delivered on time and to a high standard.

It is essential for you to be sympathetic to the mission and ethos of the Christian Church, the Church of England and the Diocese of Canterbury.

You will be expected to work occasional evenings and in rare cases some weekends, which would be taken as time off in lieu.

The Archdeacon of Maidstone has a busy role as a senior leader in the Diocese, supporting the life, vision and oversight of the Maidstone Archdeaconry encompassing it’s clergy, members, schools and churches.

Canterbury Diocese is the oldest diocese in England, stretching from Maidstone to Thanet, the Isle of Sheppey to the Romney Marsh. We have 350 miles of coastline with historic ports and seaside resorts, alongside rural communities, market towns and commuter-belt urban developments. Affluent areas often sit alongside pockets of major deprivation, offering an exciting and challenging mission context. 

At the heart of all we do is a vision of transformation for ourselves and our communities: no one can encounter God and remain unchanged. In the Diocese of Canterbury, we want to increasingly become a Christian community transformed through encounter with Christ, growing and overflowing to transform and bless the families, homes and communities we serve: Changed Lives, Changing Lives.

Closing date: 23 June 2024, 11.59pm.
Interviews: 1st July in Maidstone

Posted on: 28 May 2024
Closing date: 23 June 2024 at 23:30
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