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Job Vacancies at Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace is the official residence and office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs Caroline Welby. Current job opportunities at Lambeth Palace are posted below.

PA to the Correspondence Secretary and CDM Officer 

Location: Lambeth Palace, London 
Closing date: 
£23,832 per annum rising to £25,373 per annum after probation period
Employment type: 

We are currently seeking to appoint an experienced Personal Assistant to work at Lambeth Palace as part of a busy, close-knit and friendly team. Here, you will be providing support to our Correspondence Secretary in his three areas of responsibility: clergy discipline, safeguarding and administrative work relating to the Archbishop’s metropolitical responsibilities; processing correspondence from the public, and facilitating the smooth running of the Archbishop’s administrative office as a whole. 

To be considered for this exceptional opportunity you will need to be educated to A Level standard or equivalent, and demonstrate a wide range of organisational experience and skills gained in a similar role. This should include strong interpersonal and diplomatic ability, combined with the confidence to deal with people at all levels. You will also need to be skilled at drafting and preparing correspondence, and other material, and cope well with pressure, change and deadlines. Previous experience of customer relationship management and a good standard of computer/IT skills are essential. An interest in the work of the Archbishop’s ministry and, or of the Church of England would be an added advantage. 

To apply, visit:

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 30th October 2014

Interviews: Wednesday 12th November 2014


PA to the Archbishop of Canterbury's Senior Executive Assistant 

Location: Lambeth Palace, London 
Closing date: 13/11/2014
Salary: £23,832 per annum rising to £25,373 per annum after probation period
Employment type: Permanent 

As a pro-active, efficient and highly organised individual, you will provide high-quality administrative support to the Archbishop of Canterbury, his wife and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Senior Executive Assistant.

You will be responsible for transcribing correspondence, reports and speeches, drafting correspondence from manuscript, and receiving visitors on behalf of the Archbishop, whilst ensuring a high degree of confidentiality in all instances.

In support of the Archbishop’s wife, and as her main contact between Lambeth Palace Staff and external parties, you will be responsible for her diary management, meeting arrangements, lunches and receptions, sending invitations and greeting visitors. You will also ensure that the Archbishop’s wife receives adequate briefing for events and is well informed of the Archbishop’s engagements.

A personable individual with previous experience as a personal secretary and good communication skills, you will deal confidently with a wide range of stakeholders, be highly competent at using Office IT packages, and have excellent diplomacy and organisation skills, as well as a keen eye for detail.

For more information and to apply, visit: 

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 13 November 2014 
Interviews: Wednesday 3 December 2014