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Current vacancies with Clifton Diocese

 

The Clifton Diocese is the Catholic Church in the West of England. Our administrative offices are based in Bristol and support the pastoral needs of the Catholic community throughout Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Bristol. As an employee of the Clifton Diocese you will be working for an award-winning, unique and diverse organisation. You will be in contact with people with various backgrounds and from around the world. You will enjoy being challenged and thrive working as part of our professional and dedicated teams; whether that’s as part of small office-based teams, the local Catholic community, and wider still as part of the Universal Church. You will work with professionals, volunteers, clergy, as well as many external contacts.

Current Vacancies:

Accounting Officer

A vacancy has arisen in the Diocesan Finance Team which is focussed on supporting the management of the Curia finances. The role is a full time position based in Alexander House, in Bristol, with key responsibilities for managing the purchase and sales ledgers and updating the nominal ledger. Flexibility, attention to detail, high levels of accuracy and the ability to prioritise effectively are all essential skills required for this role and therefore we are seeking an individual who is AAT qualified, or similar, and with relevant experience.

For further information/informal discussion about this role please contact Adrian Rogers, Management Accounts Officer, Clifton Diocese on 0117 902 5591.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 4 February 2022

Job Description – Accounting Officer 

Accounting Officer – Personal Specification

Application Form

Parish Finance Support Officer

A vacancy has arisen in the Diocesan Finance Team with the role focussed on supporting the 107 parishes of the Diocese in administering their finances.

The Diocese is part way through the implementation of a new online accounting system (OPAS) to all parishes and initially the primary purpose of the post will be the ongoing delivery of the roll out of this programme and the subsequent provision of ongoing support. This will include visiting parishes to deliver training and supporting parishes with bookkeeping and with making Gift Aid claims. Full training on OPAS will be provided.

The role will also provide administrator support for parish bank, credit card and PayPal accounts, and support to the Diocesan Gift Aid Secretary in making Gift Aid claims.

On completion of the roll out programme, the post will, in addition to providing ongoing OPAS training and support, take on further responsibilities, which may include auditing parishes in their use of OPAS, submitting Gift Aid claims to HMRC, consolidating and checking parish annual financial returns, and managing the pay over of parish special collections.

The role is a full-time, permanent position within the Finance team which is part of the Curia (administrative office) of the Diocese. It is based at Alexander House, Bristol but will require frequent travel to parishes throughout the Diocese.

For further information/informal discussion about this role please contact Adrian Rogers, Management Accounts Officer, Clifton Diocese on 0117 902 5591.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 4 February 2022

Job Description – Parish Finance Support Officer

Parish Finance Support Officer – Personal Specification

Application Form

Schools and Buildings Surveyor (Part Time, 2 year Fixed Term contract)

As part of an established Property Services team, the Schools and Buildings Surveyor is appointed as the lead Surveyor to schools.  The Surveyor will work with schools on the bidding process for grant funding and advise on the appropriate distribution of funds to school projects. You will also undertake any other surveying work at school sites including boundary issues, rights of way, 3rd party use.  The Surveyor will also work with the schools in order to facilitate the Diocesan Academisation Strategy.  Additional work will also be undertaken on the property portfolio which consists of mainly churches, church halls and Presbyteries.  This type of work will vary from condition surveys, refurbishment projects and scoping/overseeing of repairs.

The successful candidate will possess relevant experience in a building or estates surveying role with responsibility for the maintenance, repair and improvement schemes ideally within the education sector. You will have strong commercial and technical skills, and contract management together with a comprehensive technical understanding of buildings, their services and lifecycle planning.

A highly personable and customer focussed approach is vital to success in the role, owing to regular and continued liaison with governors, head teachers, and school building committees along with clergy, whilst operating as a direct representative of the Diocese.

Prospective candidates will have a background in building surveying or property management. RICS or MCIOB is desirable.  The post is offered on a part time basis (3 days per week) on a 2-year Fixed Term Contract.

Further information and a copy of the candidate information pack can be found on the following link: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/266498366/

Principal Surveyor

The Clifton Diocese is seeking to make the appointment of Principal Surveyor.

As part of an established Property Services team, the Surveyor is appointed as the lead for condition surveys, minor works and capital projects. The diverse portfolio includes churches, church buildings, residential accommodation, operational property and some commercial investment assets, many of which are Grade l & ll listed.

On arrival, the Principal Surveyor will take responsibility for two major projects including the refurbishment of a £3m heritage asset in Central Bristol and a £1.8m roof refurbishment in South Bristol, alongside the day-to-day management of the estate.

The successful candidate will possess relevant experience in a building surveying role with responsibility for the delivery of complex refurbishment, fit-out and strategic maintenance projects within the heritage sector. You will have strong commercial and technical skills, and contract management together with a comprehensive technical understanding of buildings, their services and lifecycle planning. There will also be the opportunity to work with the Head of Property Services to input to the Diocese’s property strategy, as well as exposure to acquisitions and disposals.

A highly personable and customer focussed approach is vital to success in the role, owing to regular and continued liaison with parishes, members of clergy, trustees, volunteers and the community, whilst operating as a direct representative of the Diocese.

Prospective candidates will have a background in building surveying or project management supported by a relevant qualification (RICS or MCIOB).

The Principal Surveyor appointment offers the opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of the clergy and community through property across a highly diverse portfolio.

Further information and a copy of the candidate information pack can be found on the following link: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/472949942/