Our vision is to be a family of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples, and we are implementing our strategic plans to deliver this vision through goals defined as: Reaching those we currently don’t; Growing in discipleship, influence and numbers; underpinned by achieving Sustainable finances.
Substantial new initiatives are under way, and others are in planning, to achieve these goals. The Finance team are engaged in supporting this work. Based at our Diocesan office at Clifton Moor in York, the Finance team is one of a number of teams providing services to support the mission and ministry of our clergy, churches, parishes and schools.
This opportunity arises due to maternity leave. We expect the contract to run for around 10 - 11 months, ideally from mid-late June 2020, which will allow a handover at either end of the assignment.
The purpose of the role is to provide efficient and insightful management reporting and financial process delivery to support the smooth operation of the Diocese. In so doing, it provides a framework of assurance to the Board and other stakeholders, with a healthy challenge of how we do things.
Reporting to the Director of Finance, and providing line management support to two colleagues, the role is forward looking, ensuring that we harness our systems, people and relationships in finance to drive the Diocese forward in the achievement of its strategic plans.
To be successful in the role, you will be a highly organised individual with excellent people skills, excellent IT skills, and an aptitude for working with systems and processes. You will be used to working with autonomy, and of organising yourself and direct reports to ensure services are delivered and deadlines are met under pressure in a busy office environment. You will also have empathy with the Christian faith, and willing to apply your professional abilities with integrity to support our ministry and mission.
About this recruitment process
The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 30 March.
We plan to interview candidates at our office in York on 6 or 7 April.
About our organisation
With its network of parishes covering the country, the Church of England plays an active role in national life, bringing an important Christian dimension to the nation, as well as strengthening community life. The Church of England is arranged geographically into 41 Dioceses, each under the care of a Bishop, and covers every part of England.
The Diocese of York takes in much of North and East Yorkshire, an area which includes the cities of York and Hull, as well as Middlesbrough and Selby, two National Parks, and the incomparable Yorkshire coast. We are led and guided in our faith and work by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. York Minster is our principal church.