Vacancies

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

Administration and Research Assistant

The Anglican Communion Office (ACO) based at St Andrew’s House, London, England, is the permanent Secretariat for the Instruments of Communion of the world-wide 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. 

A holistic approach to mission infuses the life of the Anglican Communion and shapes the work of the Anglican Communion Office. The purpose of this appointment is to provide support for the Mission Cluster comprising the:

  • Director for Mission
  • Director for Women in Church & Society
  • Anglican Communion Permanent Representative to the United Nations Institutions in Geneva (ACO-based).

 Ideally, the person appointed will have:

  • a background in 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 ability to work cheerfully and flexibly in a teamwork environment;
  • an understanding of and commitment to the practice and ethos of the Anglican Communion.

Desirable:

  • A working knowledge of French.                                                                        

Under the direction of the Mission Cluster, the person appointed will:

  • undertake administrative tasks as the need arises;
  • undertake desk-based research on the internet and through social media, by email, phone or other means;
  • maintain and develop existing web pages, Facebook pages and other social media relating to the work of the Mission Cluster;
  • organise and support meetings and remote conferencing;
  • build up and sustain relationships across the Communion and beyond;
  • draft, compile, edit and proof-read documents as required;
  • receive and welcome visitors to the Mission Cluster and assist in the provision of hospitality as necessary.

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.

The salary for this full time post is £25,000 per annum (in line with the annual salary guidelines of the National Church Institutions), with an entitlement of 25 days’ annual leave.  There is a contributory pension scheme.  The office works a 35 hour week.

The last day for application is 3 January 2017.  Interviews will take place at our office on 24 January.

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

 


 

International Anglican Family Network (IAFN) Coordinator

Background

The International Anglican Family Network (IAFN) is one of the Networks of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Working with those involved in the development and delivery of family ministries, IAFN engages across the Anglican Communion to celebrate the God-given potential of the family as a source of thriving relationships, identity, belonging, discipleship and reconciliation.  Out of this celebration IAFN is an advocate for the family in the face of behaviours which diminish this potential, sharing stories of hope, promoting family care and sustaining the family as the cradle for human dignity.

With a credibility rooted in the knowledge and experience of Network members and their work, IAFN’s main developmental contribution is made through the publication of specific-themed newsletters and occasional regional consultations.

IAFN has a management committee with an international membership which meets regularly with the IAFN Coordinator to develop, manage and review the contribution of IAFN.

For more information about IAFN, see http://iafn.anglicancommunion.org.

Summary

The IAFN coordinator will support the IAFN management committee in enabling and facilitating the exchange of news, information and resources among those who have a passion for promoting the well-being of families and their communities. The IAFN coordinator will be UK-based and, for the most part, home-based. A ‘hot desk’ is available for occasional use at the Anglican Communion Office in Westbourne Park, London.

Person specification

The IAFN coordinator will have:

Evidence shown in CV/ covering letter

Demonstrated at interview

self motivation, and passion and energy for the aims and concerns of the Network

 

an understanding and experience of creating and sustaining productive networking relationships at all levels

 

demonstrable communication skills

 

awareness of, and sensitivity to  cross-cultural issues

 

excellent IT and social media skills and an ability to use them strategically

an ability to work cheerfully and flexibly

 

an understanding of the Christian faith and its expression through the diversity of the Anglican Communion.

 

DESIRABLE: experience of gathering, editing and disseminating information and resources in a variety of media

 

 

Responsibilities

The IAFN Coordinator will:

  • provide  executive support to the management committee
  • contribute to the development of IAFN policy, strategy and plans, and implement decisions
  • liaising with the IAFN Chair and the Anglican Communion Office, convene, draw up agenda,  attend, and take and circulate minutes for meetings of the IAFN management committee (normally held at the Anglican Communion Office in Westbourne Park, London)
  • manage the IAFN budget and, liaising with the Director for Finance at the Anglican Communion Office, provide management committee meetings with an up-to-date statement of account for the Network
  • establish and maintain relationships with donors and keep them up to date with IAFN’s plans and activities; and prepare reports and applications for grants
  • build up and maintain a list of relevant contacts in all the member Churches of the Anglican Communion
  • gather stories, edit and produce two to three newsletters per annum (liaising with the proof-reader, designer and printing/mailing organisation), on themes agreed by the management committee and with the assistance of the management committee in sourcing articles
  • identify and seek a relationship with Anglican mission agencies and bodies which share IAFN’s desire to promote the flourishing of families and the God-given dignity of every family member
  • work with the relevant Anglican Communion Office staff member(s) to promote and maintain the IAFN Facebook page and website, and any further communications and social media tools which may be instigated by the IAFN management committee
  • support the designated coordinator for IAFN regional consultations which may take place every three to five years.

The IAFN Coordinator may occasionally be asked by the IAFN management committee to represent the Network at Anglican conferences, meetings of donor bodies, etc (with appropriate remuneration and expenses met by IAFN), in order to promote IAFN’s aims and build up the Network’s membership. This may require travel overseas.

Hours and Remuneration

The IAFN Coordinator will normally work for 15 hours per week at an hourly rate of £12.60.  An annualised leave entitlement will be accrued on a pro rata basis. There is a contributory pension scheme.

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.

The deadline for application is 5.00pm on 6 January.  Interviews will take place at the Anglican Communion Office on 18 January 2017.

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