We want to see God at work through the growth of His church, and to bless our communities, in particular, their most vulnerable members.

We are looking for an inspirational leader to help us deliver this vision.

You will work in collaboration with our Bishop and his Senior Team to deliver our strategic vision.

As Diocesan Secretary, you will be the Chief Operating Officer of the Diocese,  ensuring that the mission, financial sustainability and the strategy of the Diocese, as determined by the Bishop with his staff, Bishop’s Council and Diocesan Synod are served by exemplary financial management, excellent administration and people management, and effective governance.

  • Closing date:  4th July 2018
  • Interviews:  23rd & 24th July 2018

Salary Circa £68K

Additional Details

You will be part of our senior leadership team, embracing the vision that we share and being key to the resourcing and implementation of that vision. This role calls for dedication and commitment but offers the opportunity and reward of making a difference for good, and for God, in being part of seeing lives and communities transformed in the North East of England.

The main formal areas of responsibility are:

  1. To be proactive in the development and successful implementation of Diocesan policy;
  2. To be the principal financial executive of the Diocese responsible for financial strategy and planning;
  3. To effectively manage the Diocesan Central Administrative team;
  4. To oversee the Governance activities of the Diocese including being Secretary of the Diocesan Synod and Company Secretary for the Diocesan Board of Finance (DDBF) and related bodies.
  5. To be a member of the Bishop’s Leadership Team;

If you have the excellent financial, administration and people management skills we need to deliver our vision we would like to hear from you.

For an informal conversation with the Vice-Chair of the Board of Finance, please make contact via the Bishop of Durham’s PA Jo Dowsett: 01388 602576 jo.dowsett@durham.anglican.org

Supporting Documentation

A full application information support pack can be downloaded here: Diocesan Secretary Recruitment 2018 V3.pdf

Location of The Diocesan Office

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Diocesan Plan-on-a-page

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If you have the excellent financial, administration and people management skills we need to deliver our vision we would like to hear from you.