Durham, County Durham
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£40,000 per year
Contract, Part-time, Temporary
Job description

The Executive Director serves as Chief Operating Executive of LCT and works in partnership with the Principal (the Academic Lead) and the Board, who are together responsible for the success of the organisation.

Lindisfarne College of Theology (LCT) is built on a record of high standards of delivery of flexible student-based learning. LCT has secured the contract for the delivery of context-based part time Common Awards validated programmes of IME1 for Ordinands and Readers in the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle.  

This is an exciting role within our organisation. We are looking for an individual who has a can-do attitude and thrives working within a small team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree with a depth of experience in a leadership position.
  • Business acumen: As LCT’s leader, this position requires an individual with knowledge of and experience in financial, operational management and administration.
  • Knowledge in the following areas is required: human resources, finance; oral and written communications; planning and evaluation; and governance.
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational skills, with attention to detail and the ability to prioritise effectively (and the ability to help others achieve these things).
  • Self-motivated; able to take initiative appropriately and respond calmly under pressure.
  • Have strong inter-personal skills and an ability to work as part of a small staff team.
  • Some experience in education/training and social sector management and governance, and Church relations is preferred.


1. Financing

a) Promotes programmes and services that are produced in a cost-effective manner, employing economy while maintaining a high level of quality.

b) Oversees the fiscal activities of the organisation including budgeting, reporting, audit and investment/debt management.

c) Actively seeks to increase funding sources through grants and fundraising.

d) Works with Board to ensure financing to support short- and long-term goals.

e) Assures an effective fund development programme by serving as the chief developer, including income generation plans, grants, pursuit of business development opportunities and protocols for effective decision making in line with LCT values.

2. Management and administration

a) Provides general oversight of all LCT’s activities and assures a smoothly functioning, efficient organisation.

b) Responsible for operational compliance and registrations with various bodies.

c) Oversees the charities internal and external communications and public facing material, including websites.

d) Negotiates professional contracts and sees that relationships are maintained.

e) Acts as interim Data Controller for LCT.

f) Responsible for Alumni events and strategy.

3. Governance

a) Works with the Board Chair to enable the Board to fulfil its governance functions and facilitates the optimum performance by the Board, its committees and individual Board members.

b) Manages the Board’s due diligence process to assure timely attention to core issues.

c) Assures the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and monitors compliance with relevant laws and regulation.

4. Business and Community relations

a) With the Principal of LCT acts as an advocate, on behalf of its commissioners, for issues relevant to education, its participants, services and constituencies.

b) With the Board and the Principal of LCT, initiates, develops, and maintains both cooperative and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and commissioners.

5. Mission, policy and planning

a) Drives and delivers business development activities to support the growth of the organisation.

b) Keeps the Board fully informed on the condition of LCT and on all the important factors and developments influencing it.

Occupational Requirement

An occupational requirement exists for the post holder to be an active communicant member of the Church of England or of a church in full communion with Church of England in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.


Due to the current government lock down, interviews will be held online in July 2020.

The role is located in North Shields. Homeworking is supported whenever attendance in meetings is not required.

This post will initially be a 9-month contract with the opportunity to extend.

Salary: £40,000 pro rata

Closing Date: 7 July 2020, 12:00

Start Date: 17 August 2020

Interviews: First round interview to be held online.

Refreshed on: 23 June 2020
Closed date: 07 July 2020
Tags: Finance, Management

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