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Senior Executive Assistant

Salary: £32,000 to £34,000 (depending on experience)

The Bishop of Derby is seeking to appoint a Senior Executive Assistant: a key colleague who is a proactive individual who is instinctively a team player, with proven organisational and governance competence, capacity for managing people and projects, and a flair for communication.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone with strong interpersonal skills and proven administrative delivery. The Bishop’s Senior Executive Assistant will give vital personal support to the Bishop of Derby and manage the work of her Office. They will have the ability to work calmly with fluctuating diary priorities, adapting to volume, complexity and working at pace, with a ‘right first time’ attitude.

The ideal candidate would ensure a warm and generous welcome is extended to all who engage with the Bishop and her Office, ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of the diocesan vision and values in every encounter, system and policy. They will thrive working alongside the Bishop’s Chaplain and a small Office team with flexibility, natural generosity, and a strong sympathy with the Christian faith.

Closing date:   9 am, Monday 11th July 2022

Interviews: Friday 15 July 2022

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The property administrator will be the first point of contact for clergy, tenants and trades people, you will also be expected to deal with the enquiries in a professional and timely manner, signposting if necessary to the relevant person in the property team.

You will assist with the efficient and effective management, administration, and maintenance of the Diocese’s property portfolio.  This includes Church House, parsonages, glebe and DBF housing, the glebe land portfolio and other property within the Diocese where we may be required to provide assistance.

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Send your CV along with a covering letter to mandy.francis@derby.anglican.org

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 28 June 2022

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Volunteer opportunity to be a Trustee of the Derby Diocesan Board of Education


The DBE has some exciting opportunities for lay and ordained people from across the diocese to volunteer as a trustee.

The Board is Chaired by the Rt Revd Malcolm Macnaughton, Bishop of Repton, and the staff team is led by Canon Carolyn Lewis, Diocesan Director of Education.

More information on the work of the DBE is available on our website and we are excited by our vision which flows from the Diocesan vision:


Living out the values of generous faith, courageous hope and life-giving love, the DBE will support our diocesan family of schools to offer:

  • life-giving, life-changing learning through excellent education, shaped by a distinctively Christ-like vision and ethos 
  • inclusive and inspirational Collective Worship, inviting all to grow in faith 
  • excellent Religious Education, enabling children and young people to reflect critically and explore faith, belief, and Christian responses to life’s big questions 
  • hospitality, hope and love to children, young people and households  
  • a sense of belonging to those of all faiths and none, building community near and far, local and global


Trustee commitments

Potential trustees need to commit to support the work of the Board by attending 6 meetings a year (3 Board and 3 Committee meetings).

Having a particular set of skills or experiences can be helpful and it is vital that trustees are able to read and prepare for meetings and then ask questions.

Trustees have specific responsibilities and there is a really useful summary provided by the Charity Commission which you may find helpful to consider.

If you have served on a PCC, a school governing body or a local charity then you will familiar with what is expected of a trustee.

However, if you are not experienced in charity governance and would still like to explore if you could make a positive contribution, please do contact Carolyn Lewis or Bishop Malcolm for an informal conversation.

Training is provided and the DBE is keen to include people from diverse backgrounds and are especially keen to speak with women, younger people and those from a Global Majority Heritage.


Find out more

If you are interested in an informal discussion to find out more, please contact Lindsey Bowe, Executive Assistant to Carolyn Lewis: lindsey.bowe@derby.anglican.org as soon as possible.

The Bishop of Derby is seeking an entrepreneurial leader in youth ministry (lay or ordained) to shape and lead the implementation of a diocesan strategy for engaging young people.

As Strategic Lead for Youth Ministry, in the light of our diocesan vision, ‘The Kingdom of God – Good News for All’; through transformed lives, in growing church and building community - you will help to shape our bold strategy for engagement with and investment in young people; in their local communities, through churches, schools, and households.

To deliver this strategy you will enlist, mobilise, and equip a network of young leaders and youth workers, both volunteers and paid staff, as they work locally to call and grow young disciples and equip new generations of leaders.

A reflective practitioner in Christian youth ministry in church and school settings, experienced in growing young disciples, you are a teambuilder, equipping and empowering others.

You are theologically literate, ready to work within a mixed ecology with the full breadth of the Church of England. You understand young people and the challenges they face today. You are committed to making church a safe space for all.

Within the Diocese of Derby, we seek to create positive and welcoming environment by cultivating and persevering a culture of diversity and belonging within all our Derbyshire schools, Churches, and communities. Consequently, we welcome people of all minority, ethnic and diverse backgrounds who wish to apply for this role, and value the experience they will bring to all aspects of the strategic youth worker post.

The successful candidate will be:

  • a reflective practitioner in Christian youth ministry in church and school settings
  • experienced in growing young disciples
  • a teambuilder, equipping and empowering others
  • theologically literate
  • ready to work within a mixed ecology with the full breadth of the Church of England
  • experienced in understanding young people and the challenges they face today
  • ready to enlist, mobilise, and equip a network of young leaders and youth workers
  • committed to making church a safe space for all. 


Salary: £34,500 - £39,500 pa depending on previous experience

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Interviews scheduled to take place: Monday, 20 June 2022 / Tuesday, 21 June 2022

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the post, in the first instance please contact Bishop Malcolm by email malcolm.macnaughton@derby.anglican.org.


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