We oversee the selection, training and deployment of ordained ministers, ensuring the Church is well equipped to serve God in living out its mission for many generations to come.
Resourcing growth in ministry is a major strand of the Renewal and Reform programme throughout the Church of England. Working through the National Ministry Team, the Ministry Council seeks to promote the framework for ministry outlined by the House of Bishops and Archbishops Council.
The Senior Financial Strategist and Programme Manager, will be responsible primarily for the Strategic Ministry Fund which provides grants from funds made available by the Church Commissioners for additional curacies to meet the aspiration to increase the number of those being trained for ordained ministry by 50%.
Alongside this, a major review of theological education and Resourcing Ministerial Education will examine the current funding mechanism for funding the training of Ordinands and the role of Theological Education Institutions (TEIs) in partnership with Ministry Council and the dioceses.
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Senior Financial Strategist to make a major contribution to the Strategic Ministry Fund project.
You will be providing financial modelling to ensure a fair spread of resources across the dioceses according to need, assisting the Strategic Ministry Board in making grant decisions. Providing support to the Resourcing Ministerial Education (RME) review by providing financial analysis and modelling, you will consult and inform dioceses throughout the process, ensuring that systems are well understood and fit for purpose.
To be successful, you will need the ability to think and plan strategically, when managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders and funding streams. You will have a business or financial qualification at degree level or equivalent and a thorough understanding of business development skills and the ability to implement these skills.
With the motivation to work proactively and flexibly, you will occasionally travel and work outside of normal office hours.
The successful candidate will have the option of working remotely, while being based in London with the central team for a minimum of three days per week.
Interviews will be held on the 16th December 2019.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
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.
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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.