The Archbishops’ Council was established in 1999. The Council is a charity, set up in law to co-ordinate, promote, aid and further the work and mission of the Church of England. It does this by providing national support to the Church in dioceses and locally, working closely with the House of Bishops and other bodies of the Church. The Archbishops’ Council is one of the National Church Institutions.
We are currently seeking three exceptional individuals to join the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England. All three members will be expected to have substantial experience as a Trustee and to be able to contribute to the charity in an effective way. They will need to have experience of governance in a large dispersed organisation, and awareness of strategic development.
One of these appointments will also be invited to act as Chair of the Archbishops’ Council Audit Committee. This individual will need to have an understanding of risk management and audit processes.
In addition to preparation for and attendance at meetings of the Archbishops’ Council, and meetings of the General Synod, you should expect to be involved yourself in other activities such as participation in committee meetings and working groups, familiarisation visits, training etc. In total the commitment could average up to 5 days a month. The appointment is for 5 years.
For the Chair of the Audit Committee, the total commitment could average up to 7 days a month.
As a member of the General Synod, you also become an ex officio member of your diocesan synod, deanery synod and PCC.
Appointments will be subject to fit & proper checks, confirmation by the Archbishops and by the General Synod in February 2019.
Currently women, persons from a UK minority ethnic background and younger people are under-represented on the Council. Those with current experience of parish ministry are also under-represented. Applications from within these groups would therefore be particularly welcomed.
All members of the Council are expected to ensure that the Council
Members are also expected to:
Additional Information :
Synod dates for 2019
18-23 February 2019 (London)
5-9 July 2019 (York)
25-27 November 2019 (if needed) (London)
Archbishops’ Council dates for 2019
[23 January – contingency date (Lambeth Palace)]
21 March (Lambeth Palace)
9-10 May (residential)
24 September (Lambeth Palace)
5-6 December (residential)
Travelling and subsistence expenses necessarily incurred by members in the execution of their duties are reimbursed in accordance with guidelines issued from time to time by the Archbishops’ Council. Except in cases where employers are prepared to release employees without loss of earnings, payment for loss of earnings is at rates similarly determined by the Council.
The Archbishops’ Council meets in both the Southern Province (usually London) and the Northern Province (usually Sheffield).
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.
Excellence, Respect, Integrity
We follow these three values in everything we do, whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith.
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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.