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The Church of England Pensions Board


London and Home Counties

Ref: JN006533

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c.50 days a year


The Church of England Pensions Board provides retirement services for those

who have served or worked for the Church. It is the Trustee of four pension

schemes and administers pensions for over 40,000 people working for more than

520 employers and is a charity which houses around 2500 retired clergy and their

dependants, mainly through affordable rental housing, shared ownership, and

supported living schemes. Pensions and charitable funds under investment total

in excess of £2.6bn and the Pensions Board actively engages with companies it

invests in, in line with its robust, industry-leading ethical investment policies.


The Pensions Board is now seeking to appoint a successor to Jonathan Spencer,

who has reached the end of his term. This is a significant and high-profile role which

will engage closely with the leaders of the other National Church Institutions, will

lead a diverse group of 19 trustees and work with the new CEO and his Executive

Team, to ensure that the best interests of its customers are met and secure. With a

demonstrable record of senior leadership in substantial roles in the financial, public

or third sector and proven chairing and board level experience, you will have the

ability to help shape strategy, ensure robust governance arrangements and lead

sustainable change. You will have the intellectual rigour, relationship skills and

political sensitivity to be credible and influential across all our key stakeholders

and will be an outstanding communicator.


The Chair is an ex-officio member of the General Synod of the Church of England

and, as such, this position carries an Occupational Requirement that the appointee

be a communicant member of the Church of England. Part 1 of Schedule 9 of the

Equality Act 2010 applies to this appointment.


For further details and to apply please visit

For a confidential discussion, please contact our adviser Katrina Paget on

020 7426 3994 . Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 12 October 2018.


Closing date: 12 October 2018

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