Ely, Cambridgeshire
06 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy: Secretary (Department of Development (Mission and Ministry))

Posted on Wednesday 31 July 2019
The Ely Diocesan Board of Finance seeks a Secretary to support the Department of Development (Mission and Ministry).

About Us

The Diocese of Ely covers the county of Cambridgeshire, together with the western quarter of Norfolk. The Diocese comprises a group of 344 parishes.  Further information can be found on our website at

This is an exciting time for the Diocese as we implement our Diocesan Strategy People Fully Alive: Ely2025. Launched in Autumn 2015, Ely2025 has opened new opportunities with renewed priorities for strategic delivery of programmes and projects throughout the Diocese. This is in line with the Church of England’s national Renewal & Reform agenda.

The Department of Development (Mission and Ministry) Our purpose is to support our clergy and lay ministers with training and development as they seek to work collaboratively in serving community and making disciples. We work together as departments with shared goals encompassing both traditional church and Fresh expressions of church. 

Job Description:

This role will be based in our growing Department of Development (Mission and Ministry) at our central location in Ely
In return, we will offer you a competitive reward package that includes a supportive, highly flexible working environment, 25 day's annual leave and a generous non-contributory pension scheme.
The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work in a forward looking organisation with fantastic benefits and the potential to make the role your own. 


You will have the following key responsibilities: 

Support the Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations in all areas of administrative support
Administrative support for colleagues and management in the department
Open correspondence (emails and post), to respond or forward as appropriate
Assistance with preparation of high-quality departmental documentation for publication
To administratively & practically assist running discernment seminars (This will involve some flexible working including occasional evenings and Saturdays)
To assist production of in-house and external events
Update content on departmental webpages
To perform any other duties commensurate with the role as reasonably required from time to time. 
Application Process

For more information on the role please view the job description below.
To apply for this post, please complete the application form and email it to

Denise Thompson on 
If you have any questions please do email or phone Denise Thompson, Senior Administrator, 01353652713 e: 

Closing Date for Applications: 12 midday, Friday 23rd August 2019
Interview Date: Friday 6th September