Provincial Notices

Vacancy – Diocesan Secretary, Diocese of Zululand

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of

Diocesan Secretary

in the Diocese of Zululand to assume on the 1st of January 2019

Description and Purpose of the Post:

The Diocesan Secretary is the senior executive responsible for the management and control of finance and administration in the Diocese of Zululand, her/his immediate superior being the Bishop of Zululand.

Primary responsibilities include –

 ensuring that the Diocese maintains an effective, efficient and transparent financial management and control system;

 effective management of human resources;

 enabling appropriate governance procedures to be in place to ensure accountability and transparency, in compliance with the Acts of the Diocese, the Canons of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and the laws of the RSA;

 ensuring that property, heritage and archive resources for both the Diocese and the parishes are effectively managed and controlled, while enabling effective support to the various parishes and organisations;

 to act as Secretary to Diocesan Council, Diocesan Trust Board and other such bodies and to be responsible for the agendas, reports and minutes;

 to be an ex officio member of all committees appointed to arrange Diocesan Synod, Elective Assemblies and consecrations and to assist with all the planning and administration of these events;

 to be responsible for the training of church officers in parish administration


The applicant should have a relevant Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification in Business Management and Accounting and must be computer literate.


The applicant should have –

 had experience (5 years or more) in the management of an organisation requiring the ability to communicate, work with and understand the needs of the various levels within the organisation.

Personal traits:

the ability to make decisions while retaining empathy in dealing with people;

 honesty and trustworthiness;

 the ability to work under pressure and to work overtime whenever necessary;

 the confidence to monitor and to discipline administrative staff where necessary;

 it is desirable that he/she be a confirmed communicant of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa; and

 excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; however, the ability to communicate in isiZulu would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will have to understudy the current Diocesan Secretary

for three months (October to December 2018).

Remuneration: A remuneration package, commensurate with experience.

Closing Date for Applications: 30th June 2018

Written applications together with the relevant documents must be posted to the Bishop of Zululand:

P O Box 147



or emailed to:

or hand delivered to:

Mrs June Smith

92 Main Street





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