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Vacancies from across the Diocese will be typically be displayed here until the closing date for application has passed, interviews have been carried out and an offer of employment accepted. If you send an application for a role after the closing date this may still be considered if we are unsuccessful in the first round of advertising or interviews. You are also welcome to send a speculative CV to the HR Advisor using the contact details at top right, and the application form found in the downloads section.

Tribunal Administrator - 32.5 hours per week - Northampton Based

The Tribunal, based at Bishops House in Northampton, consider matters of Church Law. Although this Tribunal can consider a variety of cases, it’s main work is with declarations of marriage nullity. 

We are currently seeking to appoint a Tribunal Administrator to provide effective administration of the Tribunal Office and the overseeing of the processing of cases and enquiries in conjunction with the instructing judges, under the direction of the Judicial Vicar. 

Providing administrative assistance to the tribunal, such as with word processing, database management, filing, correspondence and updating files will be very much part of the day to day responsibilities. As such, any applicant should feel confident in the use of Microsoft Office applications, be accurate in their work and be capable of juggling their workload independently.

The ability to develop good relationships and relate to and communicate with a wide variety of people, while exercising discretion and maintaining confidentiality, is vital. 

Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience involving administration. Previous experience working within a legal environment would be advantageous. Training and support will be provided to the successful candidate.

When the 32.5 hours will be worked each week is flexible and will be negotiated with the successful applicant. 

Full information for the position and an application form can be found in the download section by clicking HERE

Applications should include a covering letter, CV and Application form and the closing date for application will be Tuesday 24th July 2018. Interviews will take place week commencing 30th July 2018.

Marriage and Family Life Project Worker (2 year fixed contract) - Part time (15 hours per week)

We are currently seeking to appoint a Marriage and Family Life Project Worker to develop Catholic Marriage Preparation in the Diocese of Northampton. The successful candidate will support the parishes and pastoral areas in evaluating current arrangements, identifying improvements to deliver effective marriage preparation, recruit and arrange training and generate local teams for marriage preparation in the pastoral area.  

Applicants must have experience of project management. Experience in delivering pastoral projects within the Catholic Church is desirable. 

Excellent communication, organisation and team working skills together with a commitment to the ethos and teachings of the Catholic Church are crucial. 

The post-holder will be required to have a flexible approach in terms of working hours and may be asked to work additional hours on occasion. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with the right skills and experience to make a valuable contribution to the development of marriage preparation in the diocese.  There is an occupational requirement that the post holder must be an active, practising Catholic with a commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Travel around the diocese will be necessary, so access to your own vehicle and a full UK driving licence is required.

Full information for the position and an application form can be found in our download section by clicking HERE

Applications should include an application form, CV and covering letter. 

The closing date for application will be Monday 16th July 2018.

Parish Secretary – Blessed John Henry Newman, High Wycombe - Part Time 15 hours per week 


We are currently recruiting for a Parish Secretary for the parish of Blessed John Henry Newman in High Wycombe. The role will be for 15 hours per week, ideally to be worked over two or three days in the week. The days and times are to be agreed with the successful candidate.   

This is a great opportunity to work in a parish environment for someone with administration/secretarial experience.    

All applicants should have a warm and approachable manner, be trustworthy and discreet and have good attention to detail. Working knowledge of Word and Excel is also essential.   

Full information for the position and an application form can be found in our download section by clicking HERE.   

Applications should include an Application Form, CV and covering Letter.   

The closing date for applications will be Tuesday 10th July 2018.

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HR Advisor - Paula Wynn

Bishop's House

Marriott Street



Tel: 01604 714840

email: HR@northamptondiocese.com

HR Office Hours

08:45am - 5:15pm, Monday - Wednesday

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