Chair of the Finance Committee for the Archbishops' Council

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Westminster, London

The Church of England has an exciting vision for the 2020s, to become a Church for the whole nation, which is Jesus Christ centred, and shaped by the five Marks of Mission. A church that is simpler, humbler and bolder. The vision is underpinned by three strategic priorities – to become a church of missionary disciples, to be a church where mixed ecology is the norm and to be a church that is younger and more diverse. The Archbishops' Council will play a key role in supporting and enabling the vision and strategy, not least through the award of well in excess of £100m per year in grants to the wider Church.

As Chair of the Finance Committee for the Archbishops' Council, you will have the opportunity to lead this application of significant financial resources to support the Church’s vision and strategy and spread the Gospel across the nation.

You will be both a committed Christian and an exceptional financial and strategic leader. You will chair both the Council’s Finance Committee – which advises the Council and dioceses on all financial aspects of the Council’s work – and the Strategic Mission & Ministry Investment Board – which oversees major grant funding awards to the wider Church on behalf of the Council.

You will be responsible for advising the Council on financial matters and representing the Council on financial matters at General Synod and in engagement with other Church bodies. You will also sit on (and may be asked to chair) a number of other Boards and Committees including those related to staff employment matters and shared support services.

You will have significant experience of operating at strategic non-executive / trustee level in a similarly complex environment. You will be someone with a passion to bring both your professional expertise and your committed Christian faith to serve the work of the Archbishops Council and the Church of England and be enthusiastically committed to realising the Vision and Strategy and to working collaboratively to maximise the impact of the funding.

You will operate impartially, building trust through applying expertise objectively in decision-making across a diversity of contexts and traditions. And you will be an excellent communicator – an ambassador for the aims of the work of the Council and other boards.

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The closing date for applications: Friday 25th November 2022.

Interviews with Starfish Search: early December 2022.

Final Panel Interviews: 4th January 2023 and 6th January 2023– in person at Church House Westminster.

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Our emerging values

  • We strive for excellence
  • We collaborate
  • We act with integrity
  • We show compassion
  • We respect others

We welcome everyone and we accept and value people for who they are and what they contribute, treating others in the way we would wish to be treated ourselves. We actively listen to and include others, encouraging and enabling everyone’s voice to be heard in discussions and decisions. When we disagree, we aim to disagree well with respect and kindness.

  • As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.
  • We are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.