Green Park

Church Commissioner - Church Commissioners for England

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Green Park
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
13 Oct 2020
27 Oct 2020
Finance, Risk / Compliance, Strategy
Contract Type
Voluntary / Trustee

The Church Commissioners hold investments, valued at over £8.6bn at the end of 2019, across a wide range of asset classes including UK and overseas securities, commercial, residential and rural property and alternative strategies. The fund exists to meet the cost of clergy pensions earned in service before 1998 and to provide a sustainable level of support for parishes, bishops, cathedrals and other purposes of the Church of England.

We are looking for two Church Commissioners who will be members of the Board of Governors and in addition will be expected to serve on a Committee of the Board; one on the Commissioners’ Audit & Risk Committee and the other representing the Commissioners on the Archbishops’ Council’s Strategic Investment Board. Given the Board and Committees’ current make-up, our focus is on candidates with strong experience of finance, audit and risk or grant-making. Candidates will also bring enthusiasm and energy for the full range of activity of the Church Commissioners. You must be a member of the Church of England with enthusiasm for the Church’s mission.

This is an opportunity to be involved with an exciting and innovative organisation, which takes its ethical responsibilities very seriously. You can make a real difference to the Church of England, work with a committed team, and be part of a relational team culture at a time of significant change. We are keen to speak to a wide range of people and to ensure the Commissioners reflect the community we serve, so if you think this might be for you do get in touch for a conversation.

The Board meets for half a day four times a year in addition to the Annual General Meeting. The Audit & Risk Committee meets three times and year and the Archbishops’ Council’s Strategic Investment Board meets four times a year.

This role is not remunerated but all reasonable travel costs and other disbursements are reimbursed. The term of the appointment is expected be for an initial period of three years with the possibility of renewal.

Partners, directors, consultants, associates or employees of the Commissioners’ appointed auditors (Grant Thornton) or actuaries (Hymans Robertson) are not eligible for appointment.

Full information and details of how to apply are here:

Closing date: 08:00am Friday 30 October 2020