Executive Assistant for the Home Mission Office

09/02/2018 12:00 pm

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The primary role of the Executive Assistant is to provide administrative support to the Home Mission Office so that we can enable the Catholic Church to make the Joy of the Gospel a reality in England and Wales.

Closing Date for Applications: 9 March 2018 

Salary: circa £15,000 P/A (full time equivalent £25,000)

Main Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide administrative support to the Home Mission Office particularly in the area of Youth Ministry, including organising conferences and meetings in the UK and abroad, preparing documents, department projects, agenda preparation, minute taking and report writing, maintaining diaries, welcoming a diverse group of visitors and arranging travel and accommodation;
  • Maintain good communication with those interested in Youth Ministry and Evangelisation by producing content for our websites, e-newsletters, social media campaigns, press releases and articles working in partnership with the Home Mission Development Officer.
  • Respond to enquiries to the Home Mission Office, particularly those wanting to know more about the Catholic Faith.
  • Liaising with organisations linked to World Youth Day to support leaders who will take young people from England and Wales on this pilgrimage.
  • Provide assistance to the Secretariat by covering reception as required;
  • Undertake other ad hoc duties as required.

Person Specification

  • There is a genuine occupational requirement that the successful applicant be in communion with the Roman Catholic Church, have an interest in developing the mission of the Church.
  • Have an understanding of catholic youth ministry, particularly World Youth Day.
  • Have demonstrable experience of working at a similar level and proven administrative and office skills;
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be experienced at dealing with a range of external contacts including Bishops and other leading members of the community;
  • Have a very proficient knowledge of IT and a good working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office software and be prepared to undertake further training;
  • Have very high professional standards of work, including a consistent attention to detail, complete reliability and accuracy, and a constant commitment to excellence;
  • Have access to confidential information, requiring absolute discretion at all times;
  • Demonstrate a high level of ability to organise and prioritise work;
  • Have a good sense of humour, be flexible and adaptable;
  • Be self-motivated, able to take initiative and possess a generous ‘can-do’ attitude;
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Have an excellent telephone manner;
  • Be prepared to give and receive feedback and fit into a close working team;
  • Have a willingness to attend occasional out of hours and overnight meetings;
  • Ideally, have a second language.


If you would be interested in applying for this Role then send a cover letter and CV to Michaela Kelly. e:


Executive Assistant: Home Mission

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Job Description for the role of Executive Assistant within the Home Mission Office