Diocese of Shrewsbury – Clergy Welfare Officer

Location: Curial Office.
Reporting to: Vicar General and Financial Secretary for administrative matters.
Hours of work: 21 hours a week Tuesday to Thursday, although some flexibility will be required.
Salary: £38,000-£42,000 FTE pro-rata’d dependant on experience and qualifications. After satisfactory completion of probationary period 6% employer pension contributions, permanent health insurance and death in service cover.
Annual leave: 25 days per annum FTE plus public/bank holidays.
Contract type: Permanent, subject to probationary period.

The role of the clergy welfare officer is to work with and supervise the welfare assistant to support and assist priests who are approaching retirement and those already in retirement, or on sick leave. The clergy welfare officer will provide, advice, practical assistance, and support on a wide range of issues including health, finances and housing.

The successful candidate will be required to uphold the ethos of the Catholic Church and to conduct themselves at all times in a manner commensurate with the role. The Diocese is Shrewsbury is committed to the nationally agreed policies on Safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults, as well as creating a safe environment for all. The successful candidate would be expected to commit to following the Diocesan policies on Safeguarding (as adopted from national policies) as well as those on Health and Safety, alongside all other policies as set out in the Staff Handbook.

Completed applications to be sent to Pauline McCulloch at recruitment@dioceseofshrewsbury.org.

Deadline: Friday 11 February 2022.

For further details, please visit the Diocese of Shrewsbury website.

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