ACO Secretariat - Vacancies

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This page shows all current available vacancies within The Anglican Communion Secretariat

Travel Manager

The Anglican Communion Office (ACO), based at St Andrew’s House, London, England, is the permanent secretariat for the Instruments of Communion of the Anglican Communion. It serves the Archbishop of Canterbury (in collaboration with staff at Lambeth Palace), the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates’ Meetings, and the Lambeth Conferences, as well as the dialogues, commissions, committees and groups of the Communion.

The ACO arranges meetings in all parts of the Communion, with participation from provinces around the world. The Travel Manager is involved in the arrangements for most of these meetings, working closely with ACO staff and others to arrange flights and accommodation for delegates. Travel can be to any part of the world and advising on visa requirements is an increasingly important task. All is done in accordance with the ACO travel policy. The Travel Manager also arranges travel for ACO staff.

Ideally, the person appointed will:

  • have at least three years experience of using a flight computer reservation system eg Amadeus;
  • have experience of arranging visas for different countries;
  • be able to adhere to the Travel Policy and manage costs;
  • have exemplary customer service skills, be able to communicate effectively about travel arrangements, and have experience of working cross-culturally;
  • have sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • be able to work on own initiative, including planning the workload in a changing and demanding environment;
  • have an understanding of and commitment to the practice and ethos of the Anglican Communion.

Under the direction of the Secretary General the person appointed will:

  • provide travel arrangements for meetings as required by staff the ACO and others;
  • use extensive research to find the best value for money for travel and accommodation;
  • provide delegates with advice on visa applications and monitor the application progress;
  • organise and support meetings as the need arises, and be available to travel, sometimes overseas to meetings of the Instruments of Communion when they occur;
  • undertake other tasks as requested by the Secretary General.

As all organisations evolve and change, so too will the responsibilities and tasks associated with this position. However, no significant change will be made to it without discussion with the Travel Manager and seeking agreement.

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.

This position will be remunerated according to NCI (National Church Institutions) annual salary scales, from £22,000 to £25,000 and 25 days annual leave. There is a contributory pension scheme.

The deadline for application is 5pm on 23rd February 2015. Interviews will take place at the ACO on 3rd and 4th March 2015.

Applications should be sent to All applications and enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.