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Events Coordinator and Admin Assistant (Kensington Area)
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Bishop of Kensington’s office for an Events Coordinator & Administrative Assistant. The postholder will support and enable ministry in the Kensington Area of the Church of England through assisting in the administrative processes of the Ministry Team and Bishop’s Office, and by coordinating events to equip and resource clergy and laity. They will be part of a supportive, friendly, and encouraging team based in the new Kensington Area offices in Regal House, Twickenham.
The Kensington Area includes the west London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond (north of the Thames), and the Surrey Borough of Spelthorne. Spanning from Knightsbridge to the ancient bridge that crosses the Thames into Staines, the parishes of the Kensington Area serve hugely diverse and dynamic communities.
The role of Kensington Area Events Coordinator and Admin Assistant is funded for a fixed-term of three years to offer capacity to the wider administrative team in supporting and enabling the ministry of the Church of England across the Kensington Episcopal Area. The post holder will work closely with the Area Director of Ministry (ADM) and will report to the Bishop’s PA and Kensington Area Administrator.
The role is 0.8 FTE with hours and days of work to be negotiated. There is potential for flexible working (min 2 days/week in the office, max 2 days/week from home). There will be an occasional requirement to cover evening events. The post holder will be based in the new Kensington Area offices in Regal House, Twickenham.
Events planning and coordination:
- providing administrative and practical support for events run by the Ministry Team and Bishop’s Office for laity, ordinands, curates and clergy (including venue booking, refreshments, issuing invitations, and recording attendees)
Assisting the Kensington Area Administrator and Bishop’s PA in:
- the administration of IME2 training for curates
- the administration of Ministerial Development Reviews for clergy and licensed lay ministers (LLMs)
- the administration and planning of Confirmation services across Kensington Area
- the processing of DBS checks and other safeguarding requirements
- keeping comprehensive, appropriate, up to date records in line with diocesan GDPR policy
General office duties in the Kensington Area Offices:
- to meet, greet and welcome visitors, offering them hospitality
- to undertake basic procurement responsibilities as part of the wider team
- other general office duties as required by the needs of the team
There will be an annual review of this role with the Area Director of Ministry, with regular supervision and support from the Area Administrator and Bishop’s PA.
The Ideal Candidate
- Experience of providing administrative support in a busy working environment
- Experience of working with Microsoft software packages and Eventbrite
- Experience of organising events
- Good time management skills, including an ability to set priorities between the important and the urgent
- Self-motivated and willing to take responsibility for the successful completion of tasks
- A team player who is able to work collaboratively with others
- An eye for detail and proactive in solving problems
Although there is no requirement to be a practising Christian, the post holder needs to be comfortable participating in meetings which may include prayer, and be in sympathy with the London Diocesan vision: ‘For every Londoner to encounter the love of God in Christ’.
The LDF is the employment body that serves and supports the Diocese of London and Church of England. The Diocesan of London comprises of c400 parishes north of the River Thames and within the M25 motorway. You can find our Diocesan 2030 vision, which outlines our priorities for the next 10 years here: london.anglican.org/our-2030-vision.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Diocese of London is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents our context and wider community.
We are aware that those of Global Majority Heritage/United Kingdom Minority Ethnic (GMH/UKME), women, and disabled people are currently under-represented among our clergy and workforce, and we particularly encourage applications from those with the relevant skills and experience that will increase this representation.
The LDF offers a supportive working environment, opportunity for career development and the following financial benefits:
- Competitive remuneration package
- 27 annual leave days to rise to 30 after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays
- 15% employer pension contribution and salary sacrifice available
- Death in service benefit x3 of basic gross salary
- Enhanced maternity leave of six months full pay, after 12 months’ of employment
- Season ticket loans of public transport
- Access to Benenden Health Insurance
- EAP counselling through Health Assured
- Up to £100 for eye test and contribution to spectacles
- Two additional paid days for community volunteering