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Roles and Opportunities available

We currently have two vacancies at the Franciscan Centre:

Youth Ministry Lead : https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3515139028

Franciscan Centre Coordinator:  https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3504637038

To apply, applicants can do so directly by sending an up to date CV to recruitment@ladywell.org.uk

Franciscan Centre PA / Coordinator, full time

Salary £29,000 – £30,000 pa

We are recruiting for a highly organised and detail orientated PA/coordinator to look after the daily requirements of our newly refurbished Franciscan Centre. Reporting into the Director for the Franciscan Centre, you will provide high quality, effective administrative support to enable the Centre to deliver its mission through the programmes it delivers and how visitors experience the Centre. It is essential that you work in partnership with the Ladywell Operations Team, and the sisters living on site. This position is largely carrying out administration aims and goals. This key role will require a strong alignment with the Congregation’s Franciscan spirit and charism.

This is a full-time role, working 5 out of 7 days a week, where there may be the need for occasional over time, to be successful in this role you will need to have a degree of flexibility.

About Us

Set within the beautiful backdrop of the Surrey countryside, Ladywell Convent is the motherhouse of the Catholic Religious Order – the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM). The FMDM is a women’s Catholic Religious Congregation who have had their Motherhouse and Congregational offices at Ladywell, Godalming, Surrey since 1956. Reading the signs of the times, the sisters are currently in the process of moving towards creating three Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO’s) to address their current reality. The sisters want to make Ladywell available to develop this iconic place as a Franciscan Centre.

About the Role

A warm hospitable heart and professional competence will be key to what success looks like in this role. As part of your role you will act as a support function to the Director role and ensure the smooth administration of the centre. You’ll be the go to person and single point of contact, for general queries and be heavily involved in the day to day bookings, through to a front of house presence at events.

As part of this role, you will:

·         Be the face of the centre, on behalf of the Director: Model the charism and values in action, fostering positive relationships with the local community, guests, and visitors to the Centre. Work with other Mission Partners to develop a culture of team spirit across the Charity. Demonstrate excellent customer service.

·         Provide excellent administration: Set up systems to help manage bookings, be a great problem solver and manage questions from guests. Compile reports and statistics. Attend meetings and note take.

·         Communicate the work and vision of the Centre: Preparation of material, including bulletins and leaflets: final layout, printing and despatching, Administer the Centre’s website and social media platforms, ensuring that all information is kept accurate, up to date and engaging.

·         Ensure the operational running of the Franciscan Centre: Supporting the on-going day to day running of the Centre, Reflect the mission of the Franciscan Centre and FMDM in everything the Centre does. Ensure up to date IT and audio-visual resources are available and accessible. Be a point of contact for all guests to the Franciscan Centre. Ensure workplace Health and Safety standards and systems are adhered to across the Centre.

·         Be a true gatekeeper for the Director: Maintaining calendars; producing and organising reports, assessing the order of priority of work, and planning as required, as well as maintaining office systems, including data management and filing.

·         Support the Franciscan Centre Director where needed, with ensuring that all enquiries and visitors are dealt with timely and appropriately with a Franciscan heart.

About You

To succeed in this role, you will need to be extremely organised, thorough, and accurate. You should have experience working in a similar role and have outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to use your initiative, plan ahead, work independently and be able to prioritise accordingly.

For this role, you will:

·         Be professional and organised, with a high level of integrity and reliability

·         Have outstanding accuracy and be highly literate, both verbally and in writing

·         Communicate clearly at all levels of seniority

·         Enjoy being a problem solver, who is able to think creatively to solve any issues that may arise

·         Respond to a given situation appropriately and sensitively at all times

·         Respect and act within the ethical framework of a religious organisation and in a manner which upholds its mission and ethos

·         Be able to work well with people from different parts of the world, being positive, supportive and encouraging of others.

·         Proficient IT skills are a must, including working knowledge of MS Office 365.

Given the nature of this role the post-holder will be required to be fully flexible, and the role may be reviewed and updated with the post-holder in line with service requirements and changing circumstances relevant to the post. The post is subject to 2 satisfactory references.

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Youth Ministry Lead, full time

Salary: Up to £35,000 pa

Are you passionate about your Christian faith, with a desire to work with youth, in the Franciscan charism of joy? We are seeking to appoint a passionate Youth Ministry Lead, who will accompany young people as they deepen their relationship with God, help them to grow in self-awareness and help them to develop a deeper appreciation and care for creation.

If you are a creative and motivated individual, who is committed to guiding young people to live a Gospel-cantered life, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. This is a full-time position, working 40 hours, five out of seven days per week. This role offers accommodation for the right individual in the beautiful area of Godalming, at a reduced rate.

About Us

Set within the beautiful backdrop of the Surrey countryside, Ladywell Convent is the motherhouse of the Catholic Religious Order – the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM). The FMDM is a women’s Catholic Religious Congregation who have had their Motherhouse and Congregational offices at Ladywell, Godalming, Surrey since 1956. Reading the signs of the times, the sisters are currently in the process of moving towards creating three Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO’s) to address their current reality. The Sisters want to make Ladywell available to develop this iconic place as a Franciscan Centre.

About the Role

At the heart of the Centre’s mission are the values of dignity of the human person, inclusiveness, peace-making, reconciliation and healing, respect and care for creation, and simplicity. You will have a proven record of working with youth in a faith context, knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith, and excellent communication and presentational skills, and an ability to lead prayer and worship.

The Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM) are seeking a Youth Ministry Lead to design and deliver age-appropriate programs and retreats for children up to 18 years old at the Franciscan Centre Ladywell. As part of a wider team, you will work with schools, parishes, and other partners to attract youth groups to the centre and lead successful youth programs.

About You

As the Youth Ministry Lead, you will be committed to working according to the vision and values of the FMDM and have an understanding of working in the context of a religious congregation. You will be highly motivated and committed to continuous improvement, with respect and value for a diversity of opinions and contributions. A sense of humour, a willingness to travel internationally, and flexibility in working arrangements/hours to meet operational requirements, including responding to emergencies, are also important.

Given the nature of this role the post-holder will be required to be fully flexible, and the role may be reviewed and updated with the post-holder in line with service requirements and changing circumstances relevant to the post. The post is subject to two satisfactory references and enhanced DBS.