The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is seeking an adviser for Anglican Communion affairs, to work from Lambeth Palace, his London home and office. The successful applicant, who will be a priest or bishop in the Anglican Communion, will “serve and support the Archbishop in all matters relating to his Anglican Communion responsibilities.”
The closing date for applications is 9 June; and Lambeth Palace say that “Given the nature of this role, applications are welcome from all [priests and bishops] of the Anglican Communion, particularly those from the Global South.”
Archbishop of Canterbury's Adviser for Anglican Communion Affairs
Salary: £50,604 pa rising to £53,662 upon successful completion of probationary period
Very competitive benefits package - Including 30 days paid holiday (Plus Bank Holidays and 3 NCI Holidays), Season ticket loan, pension's package and childcare vouchers.
Location: Lambeth Palace, London SE1 7JU
The Anglican Communion consists of 38 autonomous national and regional Churches plus six Extra Provincial Churches and dioceses; all of which are in Communion - in a reciprocal relationship - with the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is the Communion's spiritual head and focus of unity. The Archbishop of Canterbury has a central role to play in the life of the Communion, its mission and development, nourishing its holistic witness and interdependent life.
As a key member of the Archbishop of Canterbury's staff, the Adviser for Anglican Communion Affairs serves and supports the Archbishop in all matters relating to his Anglican Communion responsibilities. The post holder ensures that the complex array of Communion-related work of colleagues in support of the Archbishop is properly integrated, by leading the Anglican Communion team at Lambeth, and working collaboratively with colleagues holding related portfolios, especially at the Anglican Communion Office.
As a strategic operator, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to appreciate the cultures and traditions of churches in the Anglican Communion, and a capacity to bridge cultures, especially in Africa but also more widely. In addition he/she will have first-hand experience of at least five years working in a leadership role in the Church in another culture to their own, preferably in the global south.
In addition, the successful candidate will have an aptitude for developing constructive relationships with other organisations and influential individuals, good political judgement, have first-hand experience of interaction with other major faiths and be able to demonstrate a capacity to relate to those caught up in violent conflict.
This post is subject to an occupational requirement that the holder be a priest or bishop in Holy Orders of the Anglican Church under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010 since the post holder will be required to represent the Archbishop in discussions with Anglican Communion counterparts, and within the Church of England, on Anglican Communion affairs.
Contract Type: Open-ended
Closing date for applications: 9th June 2016
Interviews: 4th and 6th July, 2016
Given the nature of this role, applications are welcome from all members of the Anglican Communion, particularly those from the Global South.