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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:

Multi-Parish Coordinator:

The parishes of St Bernadette, Whitchurch; St Dunstan, Keynsham; St Pius X, Withywood and The Sacred Heart, Chew Magna are coming together to form a new ‘Mission Area’ within the South Bristol Deanery.

This will allow for closer planning and collaboration with each other in many areas for the sake of the Church’s mission. To facilitate this coming together, we are looking to recruit a ‘Multi-Parish Coordinator’ for 15 hours/week on a flexible basis.

This role, working closely with the clergy and lay pastoral staff, will oversee many of the aspects of parish maintenance (e.g. property, health and safety and finance), and bring confidence and coherence in these matters as the parishes collaborate more closely.

We are looking for an excellent communicator with good organising and planning skills and good knowledge of the key principles of health and safety regulations.

Experience of working with volunteers would be useful. For further details, please contact Fr Matt Anscombe – 

Clifton Diocesan Trustees:

The Diocese is currently looking for an individual to join the Board of the Trustees and to chair the new Safeguarding sub-committee.

In order to enhance the skills of the Board, the suitable person should have a strong understanding of safeguarding and ideally have experience as a leader in a safeguarding role.

The individual should also have experience in finance and financial management, or in charity governance, or in commercial leadership in order to support the full activities of the main Board.

The commitment is to one 3 hour meeting per month on a Wednesday from 9.30 am in Bristol along with other work on the Safeguarding sub-committee, and preparation for meetings.

It is usual for a Trustee to give somewhere in the region of 6 hours per month plus travelling time.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your details to the Bishop’s Private Secretary, St Ambrose, North Rd, Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PW by 16th April.