Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow. (Picture: Keith Blundy)

As the Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Jarrow you will play a vital role in supporting and enabling Bishop Sarah to fulfil her purpose in her wide-ranging responsibilities. This role has been developed to reflect Bishop Sarah’s shaping of her own new role and both roles will continue to evolve over time. The key development within the PA role is an expectation of the ability to undertake appropriate research which enables the Bishop’s public role and ministry and this will include an ease with using social media. 

Working from an office in the Bishop’s home, you will ensure a warm and hospitable welcome to all who come to see Bishop Sarah. You will provide secretarial, personal and administrative support for the Bishop, ensuring the smooth running of the Bishop’s office in a way which is compatible with its location in the Bishop’s home, a home which will include dogs. The managing of Bishop Sarah’s diary with foresight, understanding, discipline and sensitivity is vital to the role. 

Pro-active, adaptable, with strong interpersonal skills and a high level of administrative competence you will be comfortable with working alone when the Bishop is out of the office and also enjoy being an active part of a team of people working in other locations across the diocese; in particular working closely with the Bishop of Durham’s office. You will have a flexible approach to duties and hours. 


Closing date: 20th January 2020

Interview: Monday 27th January 2020

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Role & Briefing

JD 2019 Personal Assistant to Bishop of Jarrow.pdf

Background Information – Role & Briefing (Bishop of Jarrow)

Download and View our Diocesan Strategy Plan on a page-2018 Final Version 6 Final.pdf

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