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Current Vacancies

Benfleet: Cleaner/Handyperson Vacancy

A cleaner/handyperson is required to manage effectively the routine cleaning with some maintenance and health & safety of the buildings of Holy Family and St Thomas More Parish. The successful applicant will ideally have experience of working in a similar environment. The applicant must have excellent communication skills. It is important that all applicants are self-motivated, organised, can multi-task and work to deadlines within this role

Hours per week – 12 hours

The salary for this post is £9.50 per hour.

Closing date: Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Job description: Cleaner-Handyperson – Benfleet – June 2021

Please send a CV and covering letter (around 500 words) to the Parish Office via email


Chancery Tribunal General Assistant based at Cathedral House


  1. Assist with incoming email, post, telephone calls and enquiries from members of the public and clergy, re-directing queries when appropriate;
  2. To acknowledge correspondence received and respond appropriately to enquiries at the request of the Chancery & Tribunal Administrator;
  3. Prepare paying-in book and financial records for the Chancery and Tribunal Offices, ready for banking by the Administrator and their reporting to the Finance Office;
  4. Register RCIA forms and prepare them for signature by the Chancellor (or Bishop) and return to the parishes;
  5. Process Papal Blessing requests and record financial information;
  6. Register Authorised Persons forms, prepare them for signature and forwarding to the GRO;
  7. Assist with the review and preparation of marriage papers, which will require signature by the Chancellor;
  8. Update and maintain the Marriage Registers, and to input historical information as required by the Chancery & Tribunal Administrator;
  9. Ensure copies of all marriage documentation sent to other dioceses are copied and filed in the Chancery Archives;
  10. Assist with the issue to parishes of the annual Mass Attendance forms and annual Pastoral Statistics forms.   Collation of the data into report format to be made available to the Bishops’ Conference and the Holy See, and other Diocesan departments as needed.
  11. Respond to search requests from other Dioceses, as needed.
  12. Maintain and distribute Chancery and Tribunal forms as required to include pre-nuptial enquiry forms and the various application forms for dispensations or permissions.
  13. To arrange appointments, as necessary, for clergy and others to see the Chancellor.
  14. To arrange appointments, as necessary, for Tribunal interviews and others at the request of the Chancery & Tribunal Administrator;
  15. Ensure electronic mailing lists and pre-printed labels are available and updated at all times under the guidance of the Chancery & Tribunal Administrator.
  16. To ensure the Chancery and Tribunal office is maintained in an orderly manner, ensuring that all electronic and paper records are secure, confidential, up-to-date and archived when necessary.
  17. Secretarial/Administration – to deal with general tasks as and when required


Read more here:  Job Description Chancery Tribunal General – Assistant – 19.07.2021


Hours of work: 25 hours per week

Start date: September 2021

Closing date: Monday 16 August 2021 at 5pm

Interviews: Week commencing 23 August 2021


To be considered for the role, please send a CV and covering letter (no longer than one side of A4) to

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note that you will need to be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position.  You must provide proof of Right to Work in the UK.

For an informal chat with Michaela Pearce, Chancery and Tribunal Administrator, please email