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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:

Safeguarding Officer

Part-time – 21 hours per week (Wednesday to Friday)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton is committed to safeguarding and this vacancy provides an opportunity for a skilled and experienced professional to join the Safeguarding team.

The Safeguarding Officer role supports the ongoing development of safeguarding across the Diocese and the management of cases.  The team consists of two safeguarding officers, a safer recruitment officer, safeguarding business support and the safeguarding coordinator.   The role is based at Pennywell Road, Bristol.  The hours are 21 hours to be worked Wednesday to Friday.

The successful applicant will need to have comprehensive knowledge and experience of safeguarding legislation, policy procedure and best practice guidance and come from a background of either Social Work, Policing, Health or Probation.

For further information about this role please contact Janice Pearson or Tracey Holford, Clifton Diocese on 0117 954 0993.

Job Description – Safeguarding Officer

Safeguarding Application form Nov 2023

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 5th January 2024 with the intention of interviewing on Thursday 18th January 2024.

Finance Office Support

The Finance department based in Alexander House, Bristol, are looking to recruit a team administrator to strengthen its central Finance Office function.

The role is part-time, 12 hours across three days.  Attention to detail, flexible can-do attitude, and the ability to be well organised are important. Experience in a similar role and knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel would be highly beneficial.

Please find the job description below for further details.

Job Description – Finance Office Support

Application form November 2023 Finance Office

All applications to be sent to Simon Hussey, Head of Finance by 24th November 2023,

Clifton Diocese: Principal Surveyor

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

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 leading on acquisitions and disposals.

A highly personable and service-oriented approach is vital to succeed in the role, owing to regular and continued liaison with parishes, members of clergy, trustees, volunteers and the community.

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

Applications should consist of a CV and should be sent to the Head of Property Services –

Job Description – Principal Surveyor

Principal Surveyor – Personal Specification