Non exec member of Church Commissioners' Audit & Risk Committee

Job Title: Non exec member of Church Commissioners' Audit & Risk Committee
Location: London
Salary: Expenses
Reference: MC
Contact Name: Matt Chamberlain
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 29, 2019 08:40

Job Description

The Church Commissioners exist to support the work and mission of the Church of England, particularly in areas of need and opportunity. We are accountable to Parliament, General Synod and the Charity Commission. We hold a diverse investment portfolio whose value was £8.2 billion at the end of 2018. The purposes of the fund are to meet the cost of some clergy pensions and to provide a sustainable level of support for parishes, bishops, cathedrals and other forms of support for the Church of England’s ministry.  We also have a role in pastoral reorganisation and settling the future of church buildings closed for regular public worship.

We wish to appoint a non-Commissioner member of our Audit & Risk Committee. They must be enthusiastically committed to the fulfilment of the Commissioners’ responsibilities so, although the statutory requirement that lay Commissioners be members of the Church of England does not extend to non-Commissioner committee members, we nonetheless expect you to bring to this role a clear commitment to the goals and mission of the Church. We are keen to interview candidates with either experience in pensions, actuarial, accountancy, investments, organisational culture, change and project management, or with a strong ICT background. We are committed to building a diverse team and, as part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and cultural or social background.

The appointment lies with the Board of Governors. The term of office will be for three years initially, with the possibility of renewal. This post is non-executive and unpaid but all reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed.  

If you are interested please request a full role description from Matt Chamberlain at Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1A 3AZ or and send him your CV by 20 September.

Interviews will be held in central London on 21 October.


To discuss the role in more detail please contact:

Andrew Brown, Secretary to the Church Commissioners, on 020 78981785 or email  

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