Closing date for applications is 5th Feb 2021

Diocese of Portsmouth

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Administrative Secretary, working for Fr Phillip Harris, Parish Priest at the Roman Catholic churches of English Martyrs, Didcot and St John the Evangelist, Wallingford.  The successful applicant will be located at the Parish Office in the Presbytery at Didcot.

Hours of work: 16 hours a week, to be worked mornings Tuesday - Friday

Salary:  £12 per hour gross

Commencement Date: Immediate

Experience and Qualifications required for the role:

  • Experienced Administrator with excellent secretarial skills, time management and prioritisation skills

  • Computer literate, skilled in word processing, desktop publishing (newsletter), spreadsheets, use of the internet and some experience of database management.

  • Some experience in book-keeping and accounts desirable

  • Experience of website management (training will be given)

Personal Attributes:

  • Sympathetic to the Ministry and Mission of the Catholic Church

  • Self motivated and flexible, with ability and confidence to work on own initiative and using own judgement without supervision, able to cope with change and work under pressure and some lone working.

  • Diplomatic, discreet with a sympathetic nature and emotional resilience.


Apply with application form (see below)

Please return to Fr Phillip Harris, English Martyrs Church, 15 Manor Crescent, Didcot OX11 7AJ, Telephone 01235 812338                                                    email:

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