ACO Secretariat - Vacancies

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

Appointment of the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion seeks a new Secretary General to assist the Communion to become even more faithful to and engaged in God's mission of reconciliation. The successful candidate will be a committed Christian, a person of deep faith and prayer, a visionary ambassador for Christ and his Church, a bridge-builder to effect healing amongst the churches of the Anglican Communion, a creative and imaginative thinker, and an inspirational leader who will help to renew the witness and effectiveness of the Communion, its structures, and its programmes. Lay and clergy individuals from a member Church of the Anglican Communion are encouraged to apply.

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Research and Communications Officer

The Anglican Communion Office, 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 commissions, committees and groups that emerge from time to time, as the need arises. 

Mission infuses all of the work of the Anglican Communion, and shapes the work of the Anglican Communion Office. Within this holistic understanding of Mission, a number of staff – the Director for Mission, the Director for Women in Church and Society, the Anglican Representative at the United Nations (Geneva) and the Director for Continuing Indaba (Reconciliation) - collaborate together as the Mission Cluster. The purpose of this appointment is to provide support for this Cluster. Within that, 2 days a week (40%) will be dedicated to research and support for the Director for Mission.

Ideally, the person appointed will have:

  • a background and clear commitment to the work of Mission as currently understood in the Anglican Communion;
  • experience of undertaking research;
  • experience of the dissemination of resources in a variety of media;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working cross-culturally;
  • excellent IT and web skills and an ability to use them strategically;
  • an understanding of and commitment to the practice and ethos of the Anglican Communion.

Under the direction of the Secretary General and the Director for Communications, the person appointed will:

  • support the work of the Mission Cluster at the Anglican Communion Office;
  • undertake desk-based research on the web or through social media, by email, phone or other means;
  • maintain and develop existing Mission websites, Facebook pages, and other social media;
  • draft, compile, edit and proof-read documents as required;
  • organise and support meetings and remote conferencing on occasion, as the need may arise;
  • 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 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.  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 5th January 2015.  Interviews will take place at our office on 19th January 2015.

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