Location: St Andrew’s House, Tavistock Crescent, London W11 1AP, UK.
Accountable to: Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.
Key Relationships: Secretary General, Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council, Anglican Communion Office staff, relevant Lambeth Palace staff, New York Office staff, Dioceses and Provinces, regional organisations, Networks and Programmes of the Communion as appropriate.
Background: This role was established in January 2014 following a report to the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council recommending this post. The addition of the Commonwealth is for this post holder.
Job Overview: To act as the Anglican Communion ambassador to the Institutions, to enable better relationships and more effective communication between the provinces and dioceses of the Communion and their Institution partners, working in collaboration with the representatives of other religious communities and faith based organisations. To act as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Personal Representative.
The main duties and responsibilities of the post are outlined in this description. This list is not exhaustive and is intended to reflect main tasks and areas of work. Changes may occur over time and the post holder may be expected to agree any reasonable changes to the job description that are commensurate with salary banding and in line with the general nature of the post. The post holder will be consulted about any changes to the job description before these are implemented.
Line Management Responsibility:
Administration and Research assistant (a post shared with other Mission Cluster Directors).
This role will require international travel, occasionally to higher risk locations and the post holder will spend significant amounts of time in Geneva, together with some time in Rome and New York. All travel and accommodation for ACO staff is undertaken on the most cost-effective basis possible.
The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring within the framework of the law, that our work places are free from unlawful discrimination on the following grounds:
Standards of Behaviour and Conduct
Staff are expected to act at all times with due consideration for others and in a manner befitting their position as employees and as professionals, whatever their job. The values the Anglican Communion Office seeks to maintain are;
Staff must not pass on to unauthorised persons, any information obtained in the course of their duties without the permission of the Secretary General.
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000
Pension Contributions: Staff will be admitted to the Church Workers Pension Fund (Pension Builder Classic scheme). The Anglican Communion Council contributes 10% of basic salary and employees are required to contribute a minimum of 2.5%.
Hours of Duty: Normal hours of work are 35 per week, Monday to Friday with an hour’s unpaid break for lunch. Holders of senior positions are expected to adopt a flexible approach to hours worked to fulfil the duties of the post.
Annual Leave: 25 days paid leave per leave year. This is exclusive of public holidays and additional non contractual privilege holidays. The leave year runs from 1st January to 31st December.
Season Ticket Loan: Staff are eligible to apply for an interest-free travel season ticket loan for their journey to and from work.
Contract: The post is offered on a permanent contract, subject to a six month probationary period.
Closing date:closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 26 May 2017
Interviews: Interviews are planned for 5 June 2017 at our office.
Applications: Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons. The application should include a full CV and the names of at least three referees, including a professional and a personal referee. References will be requested only for the successful candidate following interview.
Applications should be sent to: email@example.com. All applications and enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.