Modern Church Administrator
Background information about Modern Church
Modern Church is the main society promoting liberal theology in the churches of the UK. Founded in 1898, it was originally an Anglican society, but now its members come from many branches of the Christian faith. It embraces the spirit of free and informed enquiry and seeks to involve the Christian faith in an ongoing search for truth by interpreting traditional doctrine in the light of present day understanding. To this end it believes in open discussion, critical scholarship and willingness to change. It holds an annual conference on contemporary issues. Membership includes subscription to the journal Modern Believing. Its President is Professor Elaine Graham.
Trustees meetings are usually held in February, May and October, in Birmingham and London. Currently meetings are held on-line via zoom. The residential Council Meeting is usually held in March at Hinsley Hall, Leeds. The Annual General Meeting takes place in July during the course of the annual conference which is held at High Leigh Conference Centre in Hertfordshire.
Further information about Modern Church can be found on its website: www.modernchurch.org.uk
Administrator Job Description
The administrator works from home for up to 12 hours a week for a salary of approximately £24,720 (pro rata) per year. Hours to be agreed with the successful candidate. Travel expenses to meetings, etc are paid, as are additional hours where required for attendance at conferences etc.
The Administrator reports to the Chair of Trustees and has a day to day working relationship with the General Secretary and the Communications Officer.
There will be a 6 month probationary period for the newly appointed administrator.
The Administrator supports the work of the General Secretary, the Communications Officer and the Treasurer – the first two of these posts are paid, while the Treasurer is a volunteer member of the Board of Trustees.
It is hoped that the administrator is able to store items such as basic stationery, some books and journals, publicity material, banners etc. Modern Church owns a laptop and a laminator for the administrator’s use.
Listed below are tasks related to various aspects of the work of Modern Church:
Residential Council Meeting
Annual Report and AGM
Liverpool University Press and journal – Modern Believing
Signs of the Times
Modern Church Forum
Liaising with other organisations eg Inclusive Church, PCN Britain, Greenbelt
How to Apply
Submit a brief CV (including two referees) and a letter of application to:
The deadline for applications is 8 April 2022 and interviews will take place on 6 May via the internet.
Further enquiries about the post can be made to any of the following:
Rev Alan Race: email@example.com (Chair of Modern Church Council)
Jonathan Draper: Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org (General Secretary of Modern Church)
Rosalind Lund: email@example.com (Acting Treasurer of Modern Church)