Lambeth Palace is a unique building of significant historical and global provenance. It is, first and foremost, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury and his family, as well as home to a wider, diverse and thriving, residential community. It is also an office and the epicentre of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s ministry to the Church of England and the global Anglican Communion. It is a Grade I listed building comprising various listed buildings dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries, set within 10 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Fundamentally, the Palace seeks to be a place of contribution to the life of a 21st century church.
In support of the Archbishop’s ministry, the office at Lambeth Palace is made up of several interconnected teams – Anglican Communion, Chaplaincy, Communications, Correspondence, Ecumenical, Evangelism & Witness, Events, Facilities, Finance, Inter-Religious, Public Affairs, Reconciliation, Records - each providing pivotal, interdependent and essential support to the Archbishop to enable the effective delivery of the ministry to which he has been called by God.
Lambeth Palace is an exciting and vibrant ‘community of communities’. Working here gives an excellent and opportunity of contributing to the ministry of an internationally significant religious leader in a friendly, busy, fast-paced and dynamic office. The team at Lambeth Palace works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the National Church Institutions (NCIs) and beyond and supports each other at busy periods with flexibility and good humour.
Based in the historic Lambeth Palace and with daily contact with the Bishop at Lambeth, the Archbishop of Canterbury and his Senior Personal Assistant, this is an excellent opportunity to join our small and friendly team.
This is a unique role providing support to the Bishop at Lambeth, who is also Bishop to the Forces and Bishop for the Falkland Islands. This support will be delivered alongside, and working collaboratively with the Executive Assistant (Metropolitical).
Your busy and varied day will include:
With a track record of organising your own workload to deliver priorities and deadlines, you will be skilled in the use of MS office, with fast and accurate typing skills. By solving problems confidently and developing excellent working relationships, you will make a positive and flexible contribution to the team, remaining calm and inspiring confidence in colleagues at all levels.
With strong communication skills including a good telephone manner, a clear writing style and the ability to handle confidential material with complete discretion, you will demonstrate attention to detail, even when multi-tasking.
Interviews will be held on the 10th January 2019
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We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise.
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