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Office Adminstrative Assistant required for Naas, Sallins & Two Mile House Parishes


The parishes of Naas, Sallins and Two-Mile-House, while separate in structure, are served by the one parish team, with the single aim of building up believing and caring communities. Each parish has its own Pastoral Council and Finance committee. Naas Parish campus encompasses two churches: Our Lady and St. David’s in the town centre, and the Church of the Irish Martyrs in Ballycane, which also houses a very active social centre offering rooms and spaces for parish related activities, meetings and other faith formation opportunities. A parish office, a Veritas bookshop and two further meeting rooms are situated on the Sallins Road opposite the Church of Our Lady and St. David. Education is provided at primary level through nine schools, six of which are under Diocesan patronage, and at second level through five post primary schools, four of which are guided by a Catholic ethos. Over the last 20 years all three of our parishes have expanded rapidly and now with a total combined population of approximately 30,000 as people from all corners of the country and world choose to make their home here.

New Role

The Parish is now looking to recruit for the new full time permanent role of Office Administrative Assistant

Main purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Pastoral Administrator, the role is that of an Office Administrative Assistant.

• Ensuring the smooth and efficient administration of the Parish offices;

• Directly supporting the Pastoral Administrator and Parish Team;

• Creating and laying out weekly Parish Newsletters, website content maintenance and preparing PowerPoint presentations for Parish use;

• Actively promoting the ethos of the Parishes in the service of all.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will:

• Possess strong administration experience, literacy and IT expertise; in particular Microsoft Office and Publisher applications.

• Have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).

• Work well in a team environment, maintain effective working relationships and be able to nurture relationships, in particular with regard to volunteers and all parishioners.

• Demonstrate a high level of flexibility and adaptability to new challenges and demands

Experience and Qualifications
The successful candidate will:
Have had a minimum 3-5 years of general administrative and office experience.
• Have experience in the use of financial accounting systems.
• Have experience of website maintenance.
• Experience of Data Protection procedures and protocols is desirable.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please email your CV and a cover letter (not more than 500 words), outlining your suitability and experience to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 8th June 2018.

Short listing of candidates will apply for the above position