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Current Vacancies

Parish Administrator: Royal Docks 

A parish administrator is needed in the Parish of Our Lady of  Walsingham, Royal Docks, working at St Anne’s RC church, Berwick Road, E16 3DR. Candidates should have a background in Personal Assistance and Finance. Hours: 20 hours p/w Monday-Thursday. Salary: £11,284 p/a (£10.85 p/h).

Apply by sending a CV and covering letter to

Closing date for applications will be Friday 3 December 2021 with shortlisting and interviews being held between 4 & 6 December. Starting date: 13 December 2021.


Cook & Kitchen Supervisor: Walsingham House at Abbotswick

We are looking to recruit a cook and kitchen supervisor at Walsingham House at Abbotswick (15 hours/week, 39 weeks; Saturday 10.30am – 6.30pm; Sunday 10.00am – 1.30pm & Monday 10.00am – 1.30pm, with the potential for occasional overtime on weekdays), starting in January 2022.

If you or any of your family and friends are interested in this role further information and a full job description can found on our website,  or by emailing The closing date is midday on 18 October 2021, however applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Please note that on occasions, posts may close earlier than the closing date due to the volume of applications being received.  Early applications are therefore advised.

PA to the HR and Finance Team

Appointment Type:  Full time, permanent, 35 hours per week.

Working Pattern: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Location: Cathedral House, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AT

Salary: £25,000 per annum.

Benefits: 28 days holiday inclusive of statutory bank holidays, plus employer’s pension scheme.

About: The Diocese of Brentwood is seeking to recruit a suitability experienced individual to provide office management and oversight of the administration of the HR and Finance Team. This role will have responsibility for providing robust administrative and secretarial support to the HR Manager and Director of Finance and teams across all areas but particularly in relation to the IT, Telephony, and Data Protection.   This role will also provide secretarial support including distributing of papers, minute taking and post meeting follow-up as required at monthly Board Meetings.

What we are looking for: A self-motivated individual, experienced in office management with excellent administrative and interpersonal skills. Flexibility is key and the successful individual will be adept at organising and prioritising their workload to provide effective support across a range of disciplines. The post-holder will be comfortable interacting with several stakeholders and be able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with colleagues, the clergy, service providers and members of the public. They will have a good knowledge and understanding of confidentiality, professional boundaries and dealing with sensitive information.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have suitable, relevant, substantial experience working in a similar role within an office environment including experience of using Microsoft packages such as Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Be able to work unsupervised and use their own initiative.
  • Possess the ability to work with sensitivity in a Catholic environment.
  • Have excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise and meet tight deadlines.
  • Be able to work with discretion and confidentiality.
  • Possess high levels of resilience.

Job description for PA to HR and the Finance Team

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, please email