Jul 28, 2022

Appointments and Vocations Adviser

£55,831 - £60,033 yearly
  • The Church of England
  • Remote (The working arrangements are expected to include 2 days per week based at Lambeth Palace and the rest of the week to be worked remotely, however flexibility will be needed to attend the office and other locations as required.)
Permanent Charity Faith Based Human Resources

Job Description

The Senior Appointments and Vocations Team is a key team within the Office of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, supporting and advising the Archbishops and the wider Church on the appointments process for senior clergy. The Team’s work supports the Crown Nominations Commission in identifying new Diocesan Bishops; those involved in appointing Suffragan Bishops; and the selection panels who nominate new cathedral Deans. The Team supports senior clergy in their vocation and discernment, working closely with the Ministry Development Team to identify, support and develop a diverse pipeline of candidates for senior roles. The team also helps to ensure that senior clergy are equipped for the Church of England’s missional challenges and for the vital role it plays in the life of the nation.

Introduction

This role offers a unique opportunity to work in a small, friendly, committed, professional and busy team supporting a complex, detailed and fast-paced portfolio of senior appointments and associated projects.

As Appointments and Vocations Adviser, you will promote continuous improvement and best practice in nomination and selection processes for senior clergy roles. You will identify and implement external best practice, provide professional advice to bishops and appointments panels, lead a range of projects and initiatives, accompany individuals in their vocational development and take particular responsibility for the management of operational support; all within the context of Christian ministry. 

We work as a close-knit team in beautiful surroundings, part of the Lambeth Palace community and Office of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, supporting each other with care, flexibility and good humour.

The working hours for this post will be 35 hours per week however we are happy to offer flexibility and hybrid working. The working arrangements are expected to include 2 days per week based at Lambeth Palace and the rest of the week to be worked remotely, however flexibility will be needed to attend the office and other locations as required.

To arrange an informal conversation please contact stephen.knott@churchofengland.org

Interviews will be held on the 25th August 2022.

The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country.  This is a priority for the Archbishops. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.  

We also invite interest from those with excellent experience in a number of areas that may not meet every criteria.

We offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.


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