Our current chair of trustees (known as the Senior Treasurer under our constitution, based on our 1678 Royal Charter), the Rt Revd David Rossdale, is stepping down as a trustee in November 2018 after ten years on the board.

These are interesting times for the charity. In November 2017 the Privy Council agreed to expand our charitable objects, enshrined in our Royal Charter, to include (in relation to Anglican clergy and their families) the promotion of health as well as the relief or prevention of poverty or hardship, and the relief of illness whether physical or mental. This change is timely, as clergy health and wellbeing are increasingly in focus within the Church of England, with recent debates in General Synod and a working party considering the terms of a possible ‘clergy covenant’. 

With this background, and our expanded objects, the board of trustees (Court of Assistants) is now looking to craft a fresh strategy that will take the charity through the coming years. Working with fellow trustees and the Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team, the new Senior Treasurer will play a key role in leading and shaping this strategic process.  

The principal role of the Senior Treasurer is to provide leadership and direction to the Court of Assistants, enabling trustees to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity. The Senior Treasurer acts as line manager to the Chief Executive, working in partnership with him/her to optimise the relationship between trustees and staff. 

The role of Senior Treasurer is a voluntary position and is therefore not remunerated, but reasonable travel and other expenses incurred as part of the role will be reimbursed.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please download the candidate brief by clicking the link below.

Senior Treasurer Role Description & Person Specification

The deadline for applications is midday on Monday 9 April 2018. It is hoped that interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 8 May 2018, but candidates should indicate in their applications if this date is likely to be inconvenient.