Deanery Organiser - Ipswich Deanery

Job Title: Deanery Organiser - Ipswich Deanery
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Ipswich
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: SMR-GFW
Contact Name: Stephen Runnacles
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 11, 2021 16:32

Job Description


To assist the Deanery, supported by the Deanery Finance sub-committee, to develop its mission and ministry with confidence by arranging the allocation of the Centenary Share between the benefices and encouraging regular (and full) payment to enable the Diocese to meet its budgeted expenditure.


  • The Deanery Organiser will work closely with:
  • the Deanery Finance Sub-Committee
  • treasurers
  • incumbents
  • church wardens
  • the Deanery Synod
  • diocesan office staff
  • Local Giving Advisors


1 Relationship with the Deanery Synod and the Deanery Leadership Team The Deanery Organiser will be both a member of the Deanery Finance Sub-Committee and an ex officio member of the Deanery Synod. The normal term of office will be three years in line with synodical elections.

2 Centenary Share

The Deanery Organiser will:

  • work with treasurers, incumbents (and church wardens (as required) to ensure that the allocation of Centenary Share between benefices is as fair and reasonable as possible.
  • regularly monitor payment of Centenary Share.

3 Building relationships

The Deanery Organiser will be expected to:

  • build effective and affirming relationships with PCC treasurers so that they are encouraged and enabled to fulfil their role.
  • organise regular meetings of treasurers and incumbents to build up relationships and mutual understanding between the benefices/parishes of the deanery.
  • gather representatives of the deanery together from time to time with the support of the Deanery Finance Sub-committee.

4 Conduit for information The Deanery Organiser is an essential conduit for information flow between the parishes, the Deanery and the Diocesan Board of Finance so he/she would need to:

  •  keep the Deanery Finance sub-committee, treasurers and clergy informed about Centenary Share
  •  encourage return of financial information from the parishes
  • disseminate information and good practice across the deanery
  • liaise with the Deanery Synod • pick up anomalies in Centenary Share and act as an intermediary between the parishes and the Diocesan Board of Finance
  • attend and participate in regular diocesan meetings of Deanery Organisers

5 Training The Deanery Organiser may be asked to:

  • assist with, or facilitate, the training of treasurers
  • assist with the process of developing a Christian understanding of giving


  • A reasonable understanding of financial matters: church a/c’s, spreadsheets, etc 
  • Computer skills (Excel spreadsheet)
  • An ability to explain seemingly complex financial concepts in a simple, easy to understand way, in particular Centenary Share
  • An appreciation and understanding of the principles of Christian giving
  • An ability and willingness to work collaboratively
  • Able to give 20 hours per month in the two years

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