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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.

Chief of Staff to the Archbishop of Canterbury 

Senior Personal Assistant to the Archbishop of Canterbury 


Chief of Staff to the Archbishop of Canterbury

This is an exciting, challenging and stimulating time to join the team at Lambeth Palace as one of the key advisers to the Archbishop. 

In this vital role you will be a key support to the Archbishop of Canterbury, helping him to work with Bishops, the Church of England and the Anglican Communion in developing and implementing policy on a vast range of issues including serving refugees, approaches to climate change and supporting banking reform as well as focusing on the Archbishop’s priorities of encouraging the renewal of prayer and religious communities, reconciliation, and the witness by the Church and individuals to the love of Christ.

You will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key outside groups including the Prime Minister's Office and the rest of Government, the Royal Household, the Diplomatic Corps and relevant business organisations.

With experience of operating at senior executive level you will steer a team of 40 plus staff based at Lambeth through change, including managing plans to open up the Palace more widely to the public and continuing to develop a culture of service.

As Chief of Staff you will work closely with the Archbishop in delivering his priorities both domestically and internationally, constantly reviewing the most effective way of achieving this.

​​You will be a person of a Christian faith and desire to serve for the common good. We would welcome applicants from any Christian background and/or a variety of Christian life experiences, including those of long-standing, or a more recent commitment to their faith.

If you want to know more about the role or the selection process, please contact our search advisers Green Park via Kai Adams or Joanna Moriarty on 020 3145 3433, or visit our dedicated microsite.

Closing date for applications is 19th October 2015.



Senior Personal Assistant to the Archbishop of Canterbury


Location : Lambeth Palace, London
Closing date : 22/10/2015
Salary : £33,392 pa probationary rate rising to £37,131pa 
Employment type : Permanent

£33,932 p.a. rising to £37,131 after successful completion of probation

Full-time, Permanent

Lambeth Palace, London

Ref: C3734-62-1

This is an exciting opportunity to join the central team supporting the work and ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury in his dual role as head of the Church of England and focus of unity for the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Archbishop and Mrs Welby on a day-to-day basis, leading a team of three that is central to the efficient functioning of the Archbishop’s office and his daily work by providing continuous and resilient support. The post holder acts as the channel for many of the Archbishop’s most important relationships and will have sufficient authority to deal with people confidently, while maintaining approachability to colleagues and key contacts.

As an experienced personal or executive assistant to a senior leader, you will be highly motivated with experience of working in a complex and dynamic organisation with multiple external relationships. You will also have extensive experience of complex diary management and a collaborative approach to achieving results.

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Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 22 October 2015

Interview: Wednesday 4 November 2015

Second interview:  TBC