Deputy Diocesan Secretary

Closing date: 11 August 2017 | Time: 13:00

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

Contract: Permanent, full time


We seek to appoint a Deputy Diocesan Secretary to take a key leadership role in our administration team. 

The Deputy Diocesan Secretary will take the overall lead on supporting parish-related administration and Synodical Governance activities for the Diocese ensuring that these continue to develop in support of the “Transforming Church, Transforming Lives” vision and mission of the Diocese of Guildford, specifically Goal 10. As well as leading on Parish Share; Parochial Fees; moves; and supporting administrative activities related to parochial re-organisations, the role will provide a collaborative figure-head for all administrative engagement with our Parishes. 

As Deputy Diocesan Secretary your administrative skills will be key to helping us ensure that all channels of our synodical governance continue to develop to support and optimise effective decision making, enabling us to be both transparent and appropriately accountable. 

With a new Parish Share system due for implementation in 2019, you will take the lead on transition and implementation, ensuring this important part of our finances is well managed and parish support is strong for years to come. You will be key to the support required for planning and implementing parochial change, all part of us adapting to the challenge of Transforming Church, Transforming Lives. 

You will be supported by a small in-house team and build up a reputation as a reliable and trusted problem solver and key contact for our parishes in administrative support, with an open and collaborative style that encourages and engages colleagues, treasurers and volunteers. 

Please see the application pack below for full details.


Closing date: Friday 11 August
Interviews: provisionally w/c 28/8/17 (TBC)

To apply for this role

Please send:

  • CV;
  • covering statement (no more than two sides of A4) detailing your reasons for applying, what you can bring to the post and how you meet its requirements;
  • details of three referees, one of whom should be your current employer. 

To Gerardine Brown, at recruitment@cofeguildford.org.uk or Diocesan House, Quarry St, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3XG.

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