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Part-time Secretary to Bishop Richard – 21 hours per week Pease Pottage

Part-time Secretary to Bishop Richard – 21 hours per week Pease Pottage


The Bishop’s residence in Pease Pottage has a small office team comprising a Full-time Personal Assistant and a Part-time Secretary. The PA is responsible for managing the Bishop’s diary, organising meetings and supporting him with mailings and other communications.  The Part-time Secretary takes the lead on some of the office administration, such as filing and archiving, co-ordinating the Diocesan Confirmation programme and processing requests for Papal Honours.  The Part-time Secretary also has a role in supporting Bishop Richard in his written correspondence.  Both staff members are very busy dealing with these tasks and also many ad hoc interactions on the telephone, by email or in person with Diocesan clergy, staff and parishioners.  

 The current Part-time Secretary is retiring after many years service so we are seeking a replacement. Reporting to Bishop Richard, you would have duties such as typing correspondence and liaising with the Catholic Press to provide notification of the Bishop’s Diary.  Record-keeping tasks would include updating basic financial spread-sheets and databases.  You would also be responsible for ordering supplies, co-ordinating property maintenance projects and liaising with the Finance team in Hove to monitor the house budget.  Support and training will be given.  

 You will be educated to at least GCSE standard with qualifications or proven competence in secretarial work. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills with a high level of IT competence, particularly using word processing, email and the internet. 

 The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary and a 15% non-contributory pension scheme.

 The role will be three days per week to be agreed with the successful candidate.


Please contact Sarah Kilmartin: telephone: 01273 859705 or email: for an application form and job description. 

Closing date: Thursday 6th July 2017.  Interviews will be held in Hove on Wednesday 12th July (afternoon).