Head of Stewardship

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(dependent on experience)

Please apply for this position on the Ely Diocesan website here.

The Ely Diocesan Board of Finance (EDBF) is seeking a governance and property management specialist to join our committed Education team.

As Head of Stewardship the role will have oversight of the governance of church schools providing advice, training, and support to ensure that the Distinctly Christian nature of church schools is maintained and provide oversight of the asset and land management of church school buildings within the Diocese to protect the EDBF properties. You will work very closely with the education and mission and ministry teams to support schools within their parish communities.

You will be reporting to the Deputy Director of Education supporting the Diocesan vision for education, and the delivery of the DBE measure and the Diocesan growth strategy- Ely 2025.

  • Please click here for the full Job Description for further reference.
  • To ensure good property and estate management through robust, and priority driven asset and land management of church schools.
  • To ensure that SCA funding is appropriately allocated, and that due process is followed.
  • To ensure that there is a Net Zero Carbon by 2030 strategy in place and support schools working towards it through liaison with National Church, Diocese and Local Authority (LA).
  • To work with Responsible Bodies (DfE, LA), MAT trustees) and over 1000 local governors in matters relating to Governance, property and admissions.
  • To ensure high quality Foundation governance by providing advice and support to Church school and academy governors on matters relating to Christian Distinctiveness (as per the SIAMS schedule) and matters relating specifically to church school governance in VA schools.
  • An excellent communicator
  • Take personal responsibility for performance and ways of working
  • Ability to influence and inspire colleagues to adopt good practice.
  • Adaptability and sensitivity to the varied needs of volunteer-based governance
  • Helpful, proactive and constructive attitude to work.
  • Excellent project focus and time management to deliver on the specific objectives and requirements of the role.
  • The successful candidate should be sympathetic to the aims and ethos of the Church of England.

Please apply for this position on the Ely Diocesan website here.