Volunteer Opportunity: Diocesan Governance Secretary


In the Anglican Diocese of Wellington we are passionate about following Jesus and seeing his kingdom come. The way of Jesus shapes our priorities and vision as we strive for a culture of servanthood and hope.

The key governance bodies for the Diocese of Wellington include the Diocesan Council and the Diocesan Board of Trustees and their related committees. Together with the Bishops, these groups are responsible on behalf of Synod for leading the stewardship, strategic direction and health of the diocese. Clergy and lay representatives on Diocesan Council are elected by Synod and are voluntary positions. Diocesan Council make further appointments to the other bodies.

We have a vacancy for a crucial support role for these bodies as Governance Secretary. The role is voluntary, part time and (outside of scheduled meetings) is very flexible. It would suit someone with experience in executive level administration and support, and skills in minute taking. The highest level of discretion and confidentiality is a must, alongside a strong commitment to the vision and values of the Diocese.

In return you will have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to a team who carry out a central role in the life of our Diocese.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide high calibre of administrative support for the Diocesan Governance bodies including: Diocesan Council, Diocesan Board of Trustees, and Diocesan Finance Committee.
  • Support the Diocesan Manager to prepare meeting order papers and circulate meeting materials in a timely fashion
  • Attend meetings in person and take minutes
  • Prepare and circulate meeting minutes, and actions arising
  • Provide general support and point of contact for members of the various governance teams
  • Offer the highest level of confidence and confidentiality and appreciate the very sensitive information that the role will be working with.
  • Be strongly aligned with the Mission and Values of the Diocese.

This position can be largely conducted remotely (from home) with the exception of the meetings which are on a six weekly meeting cycle (or less frequent in some cases).

Experience and demonstrated skills in executive minute taking is desirable, alongside strong administrative and word processing abilities.

Expressions of interest or applications for this role can be made by forwarding a CV or similar background material to Matt Crawshaw, Deputy Diocesan Manager by email to matt@anglicanmovement.nz. If you have further queries about this role, please do not hesitate to contact Matt on 020 411 61128