With the Church’s Vision & Strategy at the heart of its work, the Archbishops’ Council, with the support of the Church Commissioners, has created a new committee of the Council to be known as the Strategic Mission and Ministry Investment Board.
The new Board will be responsible, on the Council’s behalf, for distributing the funding and overseeing its impact through monitoring, evaluation and learning. The Board will also be responsible for tracking the impact and effective delivery of existing grant funding programmes of over £140 million; providing significant investment in mission in dioceses, sometimes across whole dioceses and at other times focusing on specific populations and areas.
We are now looking to appoint a skills-based and diverse Board.
We are interested in hearing from candidates who can offer at least two of the following: a) experience in strategic management of or delivering change in a complex organisation/the Church; b) experience of grant-making and leveraging impact through learning, monitoring and evaluation, at Board or Executive level; c) financial appraisal and business case review demonstrating the ability to think strategically and independently; d) experience in or the skills to offer oversight and advice on Christian discipleship, leadership, revitalising churches or increasing engagement with every part of our communities across ethnicity, class and gender.
The Church of England is for everyone and we want the Board’s membership and its work in distributing national Church funding to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. This is a priority for the Archbishops. The national Church is deeply committed to driving change in culture and practice across the whole of the Church of England in order that all people in England are welcomed and supported to flourish within the Church.
You will 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 Board.
This is a unique opportunity to play a major role in ensuring the effective distribution and impact of a new grant-making programme, which is unprecedented in the Church in terms of its size and scope and is one of the largest in the country. The investment programme will help enable the Church to grow and flourish across England in the 21st century so that it can share the Good News of Christ with many more thousands of people.
If you believe that you have the qualities, skills and experience that we are looking for, we very much look forward to hearing from you. Further information and the timetable are set out in the attached candidate pack.