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Information and Records Manager (part-time, 60%)

The Anglican Communion Office, based at St Andrew’s House, London W11, 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 commissions, committees and groups that emerge from time to time, as the need arises.  It is led by the Revd Canon Kenneth Kearon who serves as Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.

This new position of Information and Records Manager is being created in order to strengthen and develop the Office's knowledge and information base, and to provide support for a number of committees and Communion charities. Central to both tasks is the systematic and sustained capturing and management of information on all aspects of the Anglican Communion, plus the organisation and safe-keeping of, and facilitating access to office records. This person must also assist with and on occasion serve as secretary/ administrator to committees, ad hoc bodies and Communion wide charities, recording minutes as required.

The candidate should enjoy working with people in an international environment and have an outgoing, positive personality. The post is offered on a part-time (60%) basis, and a degree of flexibility in the hours worked is expected.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Degree or postgraduate qualification in an information related discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Significant experience of assisting in the delivery of knowledge management/sharing initiatives.
  • Strong track record of training users in information managements systems and software;
  • Highly developed office skills, and an ability to take minutes of meetings as required;
  • Skilled in preparing briefs for various situations and contexts;
  • Ability to work cross-culturally within and across teams and with all levels of staff in the organisation;
  • Good people skills, and be meticulous, determined and adaptable;
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills;
  • Strong communicator in English, both orally and in writing. A working knowledge of Spanish or French an advantage, as is experience of working for a church or church-related charity;
  • A commitment to the values and ethos of the Anglican Communion;

Under the direction of the Secretary General and reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration the appointee will:

  • Maintain a broad overview of Anglican Communion affairs through monitoring, research and interviewing staff and others;
  • Prepare agendas and record minutes of a number of meetings, including some related charities;
  • Using existing software, develop and maintain an up-to-date and easily accessible filing system and database on the Communion;
  • Assist with the provision of briefs for specific contexts and meetings;
  • Assist with and, on occasion, serve as secretary/ administrator to some Anglican Communion charities as requested.
  • Undertake other tasks as may reasonably be 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 without discussing it with you and seeking your 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.

This position will be remunerated according to NCI (National Church Institutions) annual salary scales, at £29,000 and 25 days holidays, which at 60% means £17,400 and 15 days holiday.  There is a contributory pension scheme.

The deadline for application is 5pm on 3 March 2014.  Interviews will take place at our office on 2 April 2014.

Applications should be sent to: tim.trimble@anglicancommunion.org. All application and enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.