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Welcome to the Human Resources area of our Diocesan website. You can find contact information for employment related enquiries as well as the details of any current vacancies within the Diocese.
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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.


Handyman – Milton Keynes Cluster and St Thomas Aquinas and All Saints – 21 hours per week (flexible)

Within the Milton Keynes area, the parishes of the Milton Keynes Cluster and St Thomas Aquinas and All Saints have created the new role of Handyman to work across the multiple parish sites. This includes churches, presbyteries and parish facilities such as halls, meeting rooms and car parking facilities. Keeping the properties safe, compliant and in good condition are important aspects of running our parishes.


We are looking for an individual who can provide general maintenance to property, fixtures, fittings, furniture and equipment. This could vary from fixing a door handle to repainting a room. Being flexible and having a can-do attitude is essential. The successful candidate will also be proactive in inspecting the properties and identifying any areas that need attention as well as supporting the parishes with Health and Safety Legislation compliance. Qualification and/or experience in trades such as plumbing, electrics, carpentry or painting/decorating are desirable but not essential. We do however ask for a minimum of 5 years’ experience in related roles and knowledge and experience of Health and Safety requirements.


There will be certain amount of flexibility around when the hours would be worked and will be dependent on the needs of the parishes. This will be discussed further at interview. 


A full Job Profile for the role can be obtained here, and an application form can be obtained  here.  

Applications should include an application form, CV and covering letter. The closing date for application will be Friday 18th January 2019.

Interviews will be held on Monday 28th January 2019


For further details regarding the above vacancy, please contact the HR department

Contact the HR department if you have a more general enquiry about working for the Diocese or its parishes.

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External Vacancies


Chaplain (Permanent- Part Time 18.5 hrs per week, £26,438-£29,760 pro rata)- HM Prison & Probation Service - 

HMYOI Aylesbury has an opportunity for a chaplaincy role which provides pastoral and faith specific care to prisoners and staff.


The successful candidate will be an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church or an ordained Permanent Deacon, a Religious Brother or Sister or a suitably qualified lay person of the Roman Catholic Church.                                                                                                                                         

The role holder will:

- provide religious care of prisoners and staff in the Roman Catholic faith tradition including (for ordained priests) sacramental provision, and appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith or tradition;

- work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of the specification "Faith and Pastoral Care", and also the broader work of chaplaincy in delivering faith and non faith based courses,

- engage with, and build contacts with their own faith community towards aiding the resettlement of offenders.

This is a non-operational job with no line management or supervisory responsibilities


Closing date for applications: 4th January 2019


Applicants should apply via https://justicejobs.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/3/opp/22830-22830-RC-Ordained-Priest-Deacon-Brother-Sister-Lay-Person/en-GB                                                                                                                                                        

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk. Please quote the job reference 22830                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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If you are interested in Volunteer work for the Diocese your local Parish would be happy to hear from you and will explain any local opportunities. You can find contact details using the Church Finder feature by clicking here


Alternatively contact the HR department if you have a more general enquiry about working for the Diocese or its parishes.

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HR Advisor - Paula Wynn

Bishop's House

Marriott Street



HR Administrator - Sarah Sturdy

(same contact details)

Tel: 01604 714840

email: HRAdmin@northamptondiocese.com

HR Office Hours

09:00-16:00 Monday - Friday

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