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Parish Secretary

The Parish of St Thomas the Apostle Laurel Lodge requires a new parish secretary on a part-time fixed term contract basis at 20 hours per week.

Duties include:

  • Providing secretarial support to the parish priest
  • Running the parish office including dealing with telephone, mail and email communications
  • Maintaining parish registers and dealing with bookings for the related sacraments as well as involvement in organising liturgical celebrations in association with the sacristan and others.
  • Assisting in the maintenance and running of the church and the related administrative tasks including the payment of invoices and liaising with finance team members.
  • Engaging with volunteers and others related to collections, dues etc and carrying out related administrative actions.
  • Assisting with actions relating to the vetting process as well as adherence to diocesan policies and procedure

The appointed individual is expected to have at least 5 years prior administrative experience and be IT literate, be a self-starter, professional, organised and able to work with discretion as part of the broader parish team. A good knowledge of the parish would be desirable.  Pay and conditions will reflect the part time nature of the role and the experience of the successful candidate.

Applications in writing including a current CV to Fr Brendan Quinlan c/o the Parish Office or by email to by 5pm Friday 18th June.


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Missio PMS Ireland CLG (Missio Ireland) is the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission. It has 120 offices worldwide under the coordination of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Rome. As the Holy Father’s chosen instrument for sharing the Gospel and building the Church throughout the world, the Missio offices globally support 1,069 dioceses in 157 countries. Missio is the only Catholic charity which supports the Universal Church that is too new or unable to support itself.


​Reporting to the Company Board, the National Director has responsibility for the co-ordination of the Missio Ireland office, based in Rathmines, Dublin 6.


Missio Ireland now seeks to appoint a part-time Finance Officer (20 hours per week plus additional hours to commence) on a 2-year fixed-term contact whose roles will include :


  • Take responsibility for all areas of finance including invoicing, payments, banking while liaising with the National Director
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reports for the National Director, the Company Board and auditors
  • Maintaining files with back up documentation for payments showing date paid, allocation of payment and advice of payment to the recipient
  • Recording, lodging and acknowledging all receipts in the office
  • Maintaining all current and deposit bank accounts on Excel and doing weekly and monthly reconciliations of same. Making weekly lodgements
  • Processing all accounting transactions on TAS Books accounting package
  • Develop Manual on Financial policies and procedures
  • Maintaining ethos of the organisation in all work matters and gatherings
  • Submitting files to CRO & CRA
  • Assist the National Director in the role of governance
  • Other duties as assigned by the National Director


Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Financial Management NCEA certificate or equivalent
  • Vast experience of maintaining day to day books, familiarity with computerised accounting systems, preparation of accounts working with others, with internal and external audit requirements, charity regulation, data protection regulations etc.
  • Experience of working in the Charities’ Sector
  • Remuneration – Negotiable



Applications (CV & covering letter) to be sent before Friday 25th June 2021



Finance Officer -June 2021





Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Director of Pastoral Planning & Development. This is a 3-year Fixed-Term Contract

 The purpose of this role is to assist the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly and its constituent parishes and agencies in the establishment of the 2021-26 ‘Seeds of Hope’ strategic plan for the pastoral work of the Archdiocese.

The Director will work under the guidance of the Archbishop of Cashel & Emly and the Diocesan Pastoral Council and the Council of Priests.  The role is critical to the implementation of pastoral initiatives and programmes at parish level, working closely with parish pastoral teams and other pastoral groups as required.

The appointed person will be accountable to the Archbishop of Cashel & Emly.

A detailed job description is available on
Closing date for applicants by post or email, on or before 5 pm on
Friday 25th June 2021 to:

Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly,
Archbishop’s House, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, E41 NY92

Phone: (0504) 21512

Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be considered
The Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly is an equal opportunity employer.


Director of Pastoral Planning and Development- Job Description

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