Vacancies – Diocesan House

We understand the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents. We aim to create a workforce that:

  • values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual
  • reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve
  • fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and ensuring that all employees, job applicants, customers and other persons with whom we deal are treated fairly and are not subjected to discrimination. We want to ensure that we not only observe the relevant legislation but also do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We expect all of our employees to be treated and to treat others with respect. Our aim is to provide a working environment free from harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form which may affect the dignity of the individual.

Human Resources Assistant

Fixed term contract for 1 year

Part Time 9 hours per week

Grade 5 £6,244 p.a

Diocesan House, Canterbury 

We are looking for an experienced HR professional who is self-motivated and confident working either 2 or 3 mornings per week supporting the work of our HR Director.

Diocesan House is the dedicated administrative centre serving the Church of England in the Diocese of Canterbury. Our vision and purpose is to offer support, advice and exceptional service to all those who work and worship in the parishes and Deaneries of the Diocese enabling them to witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.

The role will serve over 60 people working directly within Diocesan House and its Frameworks as well as giving support to the clergy and parishes in over 250 parishes throughout the Diocese. The work is varied, interesting and highly rewarding.

Excellent people skills are needed alongside a thorough knowledge of HR law and practices and well-developed organisational and administration skills. Being a cheerful and willing team member is also needed. You will be working with many diverse groups of people; tact, a confidential manner and the ability to engage quickly will be required.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Sarah Marsden, HR Director on 01227 459401 or

Closing date: Monday 13 May 2019

Finance Team Administrator

Full Time 35 hours per week

Salary Grade 4 £16,660 per annum

Diocesan House, Canterbury

The Finance team ensures the smooth financial running of the Diocese serving those in the parishes and deaneries.  We are looking to appoint an Administrator to be the first point of contact assisting with the smooth running of the finance office.  Drawing on your excellent administrative skills and understanding of financial processes you will be responsible for inputting transactions on the sales ledger and purchase ledger as well as offering data processing support for our Gift Aid process.

With good interpersonal skills you will be responsive to enquiries from parishes, staff and suppliers.

A good understanding of Excel is essential.

For further details please see the job description and application form.