The Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst is looking for an assistant to work with the charity’s Director. The charity operates the newly-opened Theodore House and is establishing a varied programme of events designed to offer a Catholic intellectual and spiritual formation to a wide range of groups. Residential accommodation and conference facilities for visiting individuals or groups are also offered at Theodore House.
As part of the small team currently running both the Centre’s activities and Theodore House, the assistant will be tasked with diverse duties as follows:
To assist the Director in the development of programmes and resources for visits of an educational nature by school and parish groups, and to assist or lead in the delivery of these visits as required.
Event planning & management
To assist the Director in delivering and managing retreats, conferences and seminars in consonance with the charity’s objectives.
To maintain and update the Centre’s social media streams and website, in particular by promoting the Centre’s activities and events, by sign-posting other relevant events and material and fostering an interest in the Centre’s activities.
Hospitality & site supervision
The accommodation offered as part of this role will consist of an en-suite room with its own access, in the annexe of Theodore House. This is to enable the assistant to provide some hospitality to visitors according to demand (i.e. checking them in and out of accommodation and familiarising them with the site and procedures) and to serve as an on-site point of reference for guests when on duty.
Knowledge and experience:
The work involves offering education around catechetical, religious and historical themes, and so it is essential that the candidate has a lively and solid Catholic faith. A good grasp of Catholic history in Britain, particularly through and since Reformation times, is desirable, as is some experience in Christian education and working with young people. The successful candidate should be at least conversant with Catholic Liturgy.
A confident grasp of mainstream social media platforms, a certain level of computer literacy and competency with Office applications are necessary.
Given the varied nature of the work the successful candidate should be an effective multi-tasker. The candidate should be able to structure their time well and identify and manage priorities appropriately.
The candidate will be working alongside a small staff and should be a willing team player, able to adapt to varying needs, whilst also being a self-starter.
A certain flexibility with working hours is absolutely necessary, as the candidate will be required to provide some hospitality (i.e. meeting and checking guests in and out) out of normal office hours, as well as being available to support events on weekends or during school holidays.
A personable and dependable character is essential!
The assistant will report to the Director of the charity.
Theodore House, Stonyhurst College, Lancashire
1 year, commencing July/August (exact start date is negotiable)
Dependent on experience, plus accommodation on-site.