Applications are invited for the role of Diocesan Secretary in the Diocese of Cork and Ross

The Diocese of Cork and Ross is a faith community of 68 parishes and other religious communities, 175 primary schools under the patronage of the Bishop of the diocese and post primary schools.

The person in this role will

  • Co-ordinate the general management and administrative duties of the Diocesan Office under the direction of the Bishop of the Diocese
  • Oversee the day to day running of the Diocesan Office
  • Serve as executive secretary to the Bishop and various diocesan governance bodies
  • Collaborate, as appropriate with priests, religious, parishes and Families of Parishes, representative bodies and other diocesan groups
  • Build relationships with parishes and Families of Parishes
  • Line Manager to all diocesan office personnel
  • Oversee Bishop’s diary engagements, correspondence, phone and e-mail communication.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A third-level qualification in a discipline adjudged relevant to the post or work experience of a kind, level and duration adjudged equivalent by CRSS
  • Competency in the use of IT, including online communication platforms, website and data control management
  • A current driving licence and use of a car
  • At least five year’s experience in a senior management/administration role involving responsibility for:
    • Financial and property planning and management
    • Strategic Planning
    • Establishing and maintaining harmonious working relations with staff
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Closing date for receipt of completed Applications for this post is:

12 noon on Monday 25 September 2023

The Employer is CRSS CLG, a registered charity whose mission is to support certain agencies providing services to the Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross

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