The Diocese of Derby covers an area of around 997 square miles and consists of 255 parishes. It is one of 42 Dioceses of the Church of England.With its Cathedral in Derby City, the Diocese covers the whole of Derbyshire and four parishes on the fringes of the county in Staffordshire.
As a senior leader in the Diocese, your part in the vision will be to structure, resource and enable the Diocesan Board of Finance team to enable Archdeacons, deaneries and parishes to deliver against their priorities and missional objectives. To come to Derby as Diocesan Secretary is both exciting and challenging. It is exciting to join a relatively new and vibrant senior leadership team which, working alongside Bishop Libby, has great aspirations to grow the Kingdom of God in this place in order that we fulfil the objectives of our shared Diocesan vision.
As Diocesan Secretary, you will be a key participant member of the Bishop’s Leadership Team, advising the Bishop on all matters of governance and process, and holding responsibility for delivery of Diocesan priorities.
You will be responsible for building effective partnerships across and beyond the Diocese. You will act as Secretary of the Business Committee, Bishop’s Council and the Diocesan Synod, and Vacancy in See Committee advising and leading delivery on matters of Diocesan governance structures, policy, finance, and strategic development.
For an informal conversation with Bishop Libby, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date will be 27th November 2022
Interview date will be the week commencing 5th December 2022
We offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, and a leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
INSPIRATION AND RESILIENCE
LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
The Diocese of Derby is of great contrasts, with the beauties of the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales and prominent rural life, the City of Derby, and East and South Derbyshire with both hi-tec design alongside established industry, and some very deprived areas within its urban and rural communities.
The population of the Diocese was 1,018,438 in the 2011 census, around one quarter of whom live in the city of Derby. Derby and Derbyshire has a strong and diverse economy, with many large international corporations supported by a thriving SME and entrepreneurial culture. It reflects a number of different demographic and cultural contexts; each is diverse and complex with a mixture of communities. We also benefit from a range of partnerships across Derby and Derbyshire with local authorities, key agencies and other faith denominations.
We are called to a vision of the Kingdom of God which is good news for all people of the Diocese in Derby and Derbyshire and beyond. We yearn to see life in all its fullness flourish across our diocese in generous faith, courageous hope and life-giving love. We commit ourselves to joining in what God is doing in transforming lives through growing church and building community.