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HR Adviser

Church of England, National Church Institution

Contract:

Permanent

Location:

London and Home Counties

Salary:

£35954 - £39345 per annum

Ref: JN006421

Job Description

Working closely with the HR Manager (Clergy) you will use your passion for HR and interest in the culture and administration of the Church of England to draft guidance and policies whilst providing advice and support to HR Advisers.

 

You will have the opportunity to apply your HR and legal knowledge and gain an understanding of the Church to make recommendations about the level of stipend and pension for clergy office holders and develop their terms and conditions in a way that enables their ministry to be more effective

 

You will work collaboratively, innovatively, and creatively with a range of specialist colleagues, both at the NCIs and in the dioceses, building relationships, and optimising opportunities for communication and clarification. You will carry out research, produce statistics and reports, and prepare committee papers and minutes to a high standard of accuracy and with a good grasp of detail.

 

Undertaking this challenging and exceptional role, you will have the opportunity to learn about the past, develop present processes and contribute to future best practice.

 

Based in historic Church House, you will join our dedicated HR team, providing a specialist service to diocesan HR advisers, developing National policy recommendations, guidance and legislation about clergy remuneration and terms of service.

 

This is a chance to use your love of history, theology, HR and/or the Law to generate new ideas, simplify and streamline processes and make a difference.

 

Main Responsibilities

The Role

  • To support the HR Manager-Clergy in drafting papers, guidance, policies and other supporting material including spreadsheets and statistics connected with the remuneration and terms of service of the clergy and parochial fees
  • To provide advice and other support to diocesan HR advisers, archdeacons, diocesan secretaries and others on questions relating to clergy terms of service and parochial fees, referring questions to other colleagues when required
  • To assist the work of committees and other groups including RACSC, by planning and arranging meetings, preparing and presenting papers and minutes, and implementing decisions
  • To analyse material, in order to inform policy, for example economic data and responses to consultations
  • To support the work of the department generally (including Pathways, Transitions and the How We Work programme) and the network of diocesan HR advisers through induction and network events
  • To develop understanding of good practice and employment law (particularly how it affects clergy office holders) and provide support and advice, engaging with the wider HR advisory service to NCI employees and Bishops' staff
  • To support the annual process of stipend consultation and recommendations
  • To support the annual process for updating parochial fees and stipend recommendations
  • To work with colleagues in other NCI Departments on changes to policy and legislation to implement the Archbishops' Council's objectives
  • Deputising for the HR Manager - Clergy RACSC Secretary and helping other members of the HR Team
  • Carrying out consultations to inform policy (for example stipend increases)

Closing date: 28 August 2018

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