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Job vacancy – Cook & Kitchen supervisor at Walsingham House Abbotswick.

17th Sep 2021

We are looking to recruit a cook and kitchen supervisor at Walsingham House at Abbotswick (15 hours/week, 39 weeks – Saturday 10.30am – 6.30pm; Sunday 10.00am – 1.30pm & Monday 10.00am – 1.30pm, with the potential for occasional overtime on weekdays), starting in January 2022.  If you or any of your family and friends are interested in this role further information and a full job description can found on our website, www.bcys.net or by emailing clairebailey@dioceseofbrentwood.org. The closing date is midday on 18th October 2021, however applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Please note that on occasions, posts may close earlier than the closing date due to the volume of applications being received.  Early applications are therefore advised.



Part-Time Parish Administrator Vacancy – Dunmow

17th Sep 2021

A Parish Administrator is required to provide support to our Parish Office. The successful applicant will ideally be an administrator with experience in office organisation. The applicant must be a good team player with excellent communication and Microsoft office skills, including Word and Excel and some financial experience. It is important that all applicants are self-motivated, organised, can multi-task, work to deadlines, and use their own initiative within this role. 12.5 hours per week at £10 per hour. Closing date: Thursday 30th September 2021. Please contact the parish office via email dunmow@dioceseofbrentwood.org for a full job description and application details.



Vacancies at Campion School, Hornchurch

17th Sep 2021

The Campion School has the following vacancies: 

Relief Kitchen Assistant – APTC2 Point 3 (£21,408 FTE pa pro rata)

Hours between: 08.00 – 14.30 week days, term time only subject to requirement.The Campion School is looking to appoint a Kitchen Assistant, as and when needed, to undertake the preparation, simple cooking and serving of food and beverages.  The post will also involve working on the till, clearing  and washing up and any other requirements in accordance with the running of a school kitchen. Ideally, applicants should have a Level I Food Handling Certificate.  Previous experience of working in a catering environment is preferred but not essential as a ‘can do’ attitude is important. 

Relief Cleaners 

Scale APTC 1 Spinal Point 1 £20,658 (FTE) pro rata - hours subject to requirement

The Campion school is looking to recruit relief cleaners to its team to start as soon as possible.  Previous experience would be an advantage.  You will be responsible for ensuring the school is cleaned to the Academy’s standards and is safe for use. You’ll be joining a friendly and supportive team that has cultivated a genuinely cohesive working environment – sharing ideas, best practice and resources. 

Invigilators

Scale APTC 1 Spinal Point 1 £20,658 (FTE) pro rata - hours subject to requirement

The Campion School is looking to appoint a casual Examinations’ Invigilator.  Experience is not required as training will be provided.  However, the ideal candidate should have effective verbal and written communication skills and be a confident and reassuring presence to candidates in examination rooms. 

If you are interested in any of these roles and would like an application form, please e.mail the Headmaster’s PA, Mrs Noddings: cnoddings@thecampionschool.org

 



Volunteers Needed

14th Sep 2021

Sacramental Preparation for members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities: We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping children from GRT communities prepare for the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. If you would like to find out more about this work we will be running two training sessions in the Canon Roche Pastoral Centre behind the Most Holy Redeemer Church in Billericay, 21 Laindon Road, CM129LL. The two training sessions will be on Thursday, 14th October and Thursday, 21st October from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. If you would like more information please phone the Billericay Parish Office on 01277 624891 or email the Parish Office at: billericay@dioceseofbrentwood.orgPlease note that as this involves working with children, it will be necessary to have a DBS certificate issued by the diocese. 



Vacancy

14th Sep 2021

St. Helen’s Catholic Junior School Academy is a highly respected and popular Catholic school, committed to excellence in all areas. The Governors invite applications from an experienced and suitably- qualified, practising Catholic leader to play a key role in building on the success of our excellent school. For more information, an Application Pack or to arrange a visit, please contact the school office on 01277 213962, email: HR@st-helens-jun.essex.sch.uk. Full details of the post and application form are also available on www.st-helens-jun.essex.sch.ukApplication Deadline - Monday 27th September 2021 at 10:00am



Gardening Volunteers needed

14th Sep 2021

Do you enjoy gardening? Do you have a few spare hours on a Monday? We are in need of volunteers to join the wonderful team who help look after the grounds at Walsingham House at Abbotswick. There are a wide variety of things to be done, suiting all types of gardening experience! The friendly volunteers will welcome you with tea, cake, friendship and practical help. If you would like to know more please phone Joe Beattie, 01277 373959, or email josephbeattie@dioceseofbrentwood.org



Vacancy

7th Sep 2021

St John’s RC Special School, Woodford Bridge is recruiting for an SEN Class Teacher with PHSE responsibility and Classroom Support Assistants. These are full-time, term time only roles in a school with students aged 5 - 25 with a wide range of special needs. Previous experience essential

For application packs please contact the school office on 020 8504 1818 or email office@stjohnsrcschool.co.uk stating the role you are interested in. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. www.stjohnsrcschool.co.uk



Vacancy

7th Sep 2021

Vacancy at St Peter’s Billericay - Atlas Cleaning are seeking a new cleaning operative to be based at St Peter's Catholic Primary School. This is for 15 hours a week, 39 weeks a year between 3.30 and 6.30pm Monday to Friday at an hourly rate of £8.91. Please contact Sandra Klimaviciene on 07983 618071 for further details.



Vacamcy

3rd Sep 2021

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School Billericay: 'Loving and learning together, with Jesus'.

We are a thriving, vibrant and successful school seeking to recruit a Catering Assistant to join our established catering team preparing approximately 250 meals a day. Candidates must have experience of a similar environment as well as a passion for great food. Further information and application forms can be found on the Essex School Jobs website http://www.essexschoolsjobs.co.uk/Vacancies/Details.aspx?VacancyId=67107. Closing date is 15.09.21



SEASON OF CREATION STUDY DAYS

27th Aug 2021

During the 2021 Season of Creation, from 1st September to the feast of St Francis on 4th October, thousands of Christians on six continents will unite to pray and take action in defence of our common home www.seasonofcreation.org.  From the parish of Gidea Park we have organised two study days – on Saturday 4th September and Saturday 2nd October from 11.00 to 12.30 BST – to explore the teaching of Pope Francis on ‘care for our common home’ (Laudato si’), and the promotion of global solidarity (Fratelli Tutti). These study days, ‘The Cry of Creation’ and ‘The Cry of the Poor’ will be given by Fr Ashley Beck, associate professor at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. For access to these free live stream events go to www.whatgoodnews.org. No registration needed. Talks will be available subsequently on the same website. 



Autumn News from BCYS

24th Aug 2021

BRAND NEW, THURSDAY YOUTH MASS

which will take place on the first THURSDAY of the month at Brentwood Cathedral.

The evening will start at 6pm with workshops, speakers, reconciliation and more, which will differ each month as well as welcoming different priests to preach!

AND we will of course provide food and drink, as we know many will be coming straight from work or school.

Brentwood Cathedral is just a short walk from Brentwood train station, or there is ample parking in the Cathedral car park if you are able to drive.

We always welcome new people, old friends, school and confirmation groups so please do come along! (Please do let me know if you intend to bring a group, so I can ensure there is ample catering!)

 

https://bcys.net/events/september-youth-mass/

 

The First Youth Mass for this year will be on THURSDAY 2nd September, and will simply begin with a  celebration in the Parish Hall, as we are finally able to celebrate Youth Masses together again.

So please do join us from 6pm and for Youth Mass at 7:30pm.

The following months will include a workshop from One Hope Project in October, a chance for quiet remembrance in November and an Advent Reconciliation service in December.

 

Autumn Youth Gather is BACK, but with a slight difference….

This year we will invite all young people from school year 9 and above to join us at Walsingham House at Abbotswick for a one day event on Saturday 23rd October!

Not only will be setting up some of your favourite outdoor activities and inflatables in our very own grounds but we will be welcoming 2 fantastic speakers as well!

The incredible John Pridmore will speak about his conversion from a life of organised crime in the East End of London, to teach us that we are all capable of changing our futures.

Leila Bousbaa is a former Walsingham House volunteer and “BCYS-er”, who will inspire and educate us on the Catholic response to climate change.

We are asking just £20 for the day and you can book online NOW at https://bcys.net/events/youth-gather-2021/

 

(If you are a catechist, chaplain or youth leader and would like to bring a group please email me directly!)

 

CATECHIST TRAINING AND RESOURCES DAY – Save the date!

Will once again take place at Sacred Heart of Mary school in Upminster, on Saturday 6th November 2021 so save the date now!!!

This training and resources day is open to all First Holy Communion and Confirmation Catechists, as well as those who look after the children’s liturgy in the Diocese of Brentwood.

It will be an opportunity to hear about fresh resources, as well as receiving input to assist you in your First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes.

As always, there will be keynote speakers and updates from the BCYS in the morning, with a variety of inspiring and exciting workshops for you to choose from in the afternoon.

We would particularly like to welcome any young catechists or young people in your parish (16+) who may be interested in working as or with catechists, and wish to develop their faith further post-confirmation.

 

https://bcys.net/events/catechist-training-day-2021/

 

We hope and pray that you all stay safe and well, and that we are able to continue to work to bring you more fabulous BCYS events over the next year so keep an eye on social media (@brentwoodcys) or our website (www.bcys.net) for all updates and information on the events mentioned above!



Annual Diocesan Mass for Altar Servers at Westminster Cathedral

14th Aug 2021

Archconfraternity of St Stephen, invites all Altar Servers to the annual Diocesan Mass for Altar Servers at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 2nd October 2021 at 2.30pm. Principal celebrant Rt. Rev. Nicholas Hudson, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster. Servers from beyond the Westminster Diocese are welcome to this Mass if they can’t attend the National Mass on 25th September in Wolverhampton. If MCs and Senior / Altar Servers would like to attend this event, please email johnmccormack528@gmail.com by 18th September 2021. We will need to know how many Altar Servers (& families) will be attending from your Parish, so that accurate numbers can be established. 



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