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Preparations for 2020 Lambeth Conference gear up with recruitment of new staff

Posted on: January 23, 2018 4:43 PM
Bishops prepare for their group photo at the last Lambeth Conference in 2008.
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Two staff members are being recruited to help organise the 2020 Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops from around the world. More than 1,000 bishops and spouses from around the world are expected to attend the event at the University of Kent in Canterbury and at Canterbury Cathedral. Now, as momentum towards the historic gathering builds, the company tasked with organising it are looking for a manager and an administrator.

The Lambeth Conference Manager and the Lambeth Conference Administrator will be “key players in a small team helping deliver a hugely important conference,” the advert for the vacancies say.“The central team will ensure the conference runs smoothly and efficiently.

The conference manager “will deputise for the CEO and work closely with the many outsourced suppliers, stakeholders and help manage the complex plans that are needed to bring over a thousand Bishops & spouses from 165 countries to this 12 day event in Canterbury and for it to be a great success.”

The administrator “will help create the necessary processes, implement detailed plans, work with volunteers and various stakeholders” to ensure the success of the event.

Both new positions will report to the chief executive of the Lambeth Conference Company, Phil George, who began his work last September.

“I am really excited about these appointments,” he told the Anglican Communion News Service. “They are both very significant posts as we look forward to making the Lambeth conference in 2020 a huge success and a significant blessing to the Anglican and Episcopalian churches around the world.

“The conference may be more than two years away, but there is much to be done. Getting the right people into these posts will help us step up the momentum as we build towards 2020.”

The post-holders will be based at the Anglican Communion Office, St Andrew’s House, in west London.

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