Non exec Member of Church Commissioners' Audit & Risk Committee

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The Church Commissioners exist to support the work and mission of the Church of England, particularly in areas of need and opportunity. We are accountable to Parliament, General Synod and the Charity Commission. We hold a diverse investment portfolio whose value was £8.2 billion at the end of 2018. The purposes of the fund are to meet the cost of some clergy pensions and to provide a sustainable level of support for parishes, bishops, cathedrals and other forms of support for the Church of England’s ministry.  We also have a role in pastoral reorganisation and settling the future of church buildings closed for regular public worship.

Interviews will be held in central London on 21 October

We wish to appoint a non-Commissioner member of our Audit & Risk Committee. They must be enthusiastically committed to the fulfilment of the Commissioners’ responsibilities so, although the statutory requirement that lay Commissioners be members of the Church of England does not extend to non-Commissioner committee members, we nonetheless expect you to bring to this role a clear commitment to the goals and mission of the Church. We are keen to interview candidates with either experience in pensions, actuarial, accountancy, investments, organisational culture, change and project management, or with a strong ICT background. We are committed to building a diverse team and, as part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and cultural or social background.

The appointment lies with the Board of Governors. The term of office will be for three years initially, with the possibility of renewal. This post is non-executive and unpaid but all reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed.


To discuss the role in more detail please contact:

Andrew Brown, Secretary to the Church Commissioners, on 020 78981785 or email 

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We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

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As we are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome all applications from those you have served in our Armed Forces and their families

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise. 

*Where applicable depending on post requirements.