Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Dorchester


We’re contemplative, compassionate and courageous… are you?

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated PA to provide professional and confidential support to the new Bishop of Dorchester.  The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a track record of generating work with high levels of accuracy.

A pro-active and flexible approach with the ability to act on your own initiative will be key to fulfilling the following responsibilities:

  • To provide professional confidential PA, secretarial and administrative service to the Bishop of Dorchester and their office.
  • To support the work of the Dorchester Episcopal Area by working in collaboration with others.
  • To undertake wider administrative duties and responsibilities and be proactive about their own professional development.

You will be a team player with excellent organisational, administrative and IT skills who is able to work with limited supervision and has the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion. You will be able to prioritise your workload efficiently often to tight timescales and changing priorities and be able to act on own initiative. If this sounds like you and you are able to communicate confidently and compassionately with people at all levels, we would like to hear from you.

We offer a range of benefits including an attractive modern working environment, on-site café, free parking, pension scheme and a chance to work with great colleagues across the office.

Hours:             37 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary scale:    £28,467 to £30,657 per annum
Location:        Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF

Further details are available below:

Job Description    Application Form    Recruitment Monitoring Form    Privacy Notice

To apply, please email your completed application form along with a covering letter and recruitment monitoring form to:

Closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Interviews will take place on Friday 11th December 2020

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented across the Diocese.