As Director of the Central Secretariat and Clerk to the Synod, you will act as the equivalent of “Company Secretary” for the Archbishop’s Council charity; overseeing policy work on how the Church organises and governs itself. You will also support the Chief Executive, the Secretary General, across the range of his responsibilities, including deputising where necessary on issues within the Church and with key stakeholders outside the Church.
The National Church Institutions (NCIs) which includes the Archbishops' Council, are currently engaged in a process of review of their governance. As Director of the Central Secretariat and Clerk to the Synod, you will help shape these significant proposals for change, with the flexibility needed to adapt and help implement them, if they are approved. This will involve fostering increasingly close working with the secretariat of the Church Commissioners, and other parts of the NCIs.
To be successful, you will need the ability to manage and deliver change and lead through influence and personal authority, with resilience and emotional intelligence.
This role involves representing the Church of England to other Christian denominations, to other faiths, Governments and to others in civil
society.Therefore, and in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 this role carries an occupational requirement to be a Communicant Anglican
and we would welcome applicants who are regular worshippers within
the Church of England or Anglican Churches which are part of the
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We are taking a flexible approach to work, with many colleagues opting for a hybrid approach to their working week, with a mixture of home and office-based working.Further details will be discussed at interview.
The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the
diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole
country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from
interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly
welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds.
We offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
Closing Date: 1 June 2022
Closing date: 01 June 2022