Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Secretary


Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Secretary

Canterbury, Kent

£32,000 pa plus excellent benefits

35 hours per week


We are seeking an experienced Executive Assistant who thrives in a changing and dynamic environment, to support the Diocesan Secretary who leads the operational, financial and governance arrangements for the Diocese.

This is an incredibly varied, busy and wide-ranging role that offers the opportunity to use your previous experience of providing support at a senior level to ensure the smooth running of the work of the Diocesan Secretary’s Office.

The role includes a wide range of organisational, governance and administrative tasks, and you will possess the ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstance to enable the Diocesan Secretary to maximize the effective use of their time.

Looking to the future, the Executive Assistant will work collaboratively and be instrumental in working to bring together a high performing secretariat. This new development is intended to foster an ever-greater sharing of knowledge and expertise required to support the committee structure, archdeacon’s offices and the broader team administrative requirement within the Diocese.

Working in our central support service team, it would be beneficial for you to have an understanding of how the Church of England is structured and governed along with an interest and empathy in the work and mission of the Canterbury Diocese. 

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.

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Closing date: Monday 29 November 2021