Diocese wants to appoint its first Caritas Director

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Diocese wants to appoint its first Caritas Director

The Diocese of East Anglia is looking to appoint a first-ever Director to lead its social action arm ' Caritas East Anglia.


Caritas East Anglia aims to encourage, support and co-ordinate works of social outreach in the Diocese of East Anglia and the new volunteer Director will be a key member of the team who will guide, develop and manage its work.

The management team of Caritas East Anglia includes representatives of each deanery and of caring organisations active in the Diocese and it is a member of the Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Caritas East Anglia administers the St Edmund’s Fund, which makes crisis grants to needy individuals and families, and Alive in Faith project grants, which are available to parishes and associated Catholic groups to support local social action initiatives, especially to seed fund new projects.

Bishop Alan Hopes said: "Caritas East Anglia is an initiative to enhance social outreach in the Diocese. As a new appointment, the Director will have the opportunity to develop this important aspect of the diocesan mission, working to the Social Outreach Management Team to provide material support and assistance to the poor, deprived and vulnerable members of society in the Diocese."

For full details of the role, call 01508 492540, e-mail caritas@rcdea.org.uk or write to Caritas East Anglia, The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland. Norfolk NR14 7SH.

The application closing date is September 14.

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