Greater London
£70,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Finance Director

RC Archdiocese of Southwark


Initial 2 year contract, full-time


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark covers the geographical area of the whole of London south of the Thames, all of Kent and the eastern parts of Surrey.  With currently 169 schools, 175 Parishes, and 400 diocesan employees it is one of the largest dioceses in the UK.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding, experienced finance professional who is values-driven and an inspirational leader to contribute at a senior level in the life of the Archdiocese.

We are looking for someone who can bring intellect and emotional intelligence to leading in a complex environment.  You will have a successful track record in financial leadership at a senior board level and have the personal touch to innovate and drive sustainable change. You will be an exceptional communicator who can quickly develop strong relationships internally and externally with a wide range of external stakeholders.

This wide-ranging role will support the Archbishop, the Chief Operating Officer, Clergy and Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark in all aspects of the Charity including development of a financial strategy with supporting forecasting, investment management, capital expenditure, financial aspects of property management, the identification of opportunities for income generation  and making best use of the assets of the Charitable trust.  You will ensure compliance with regulatory and accounting practices.

CCAB qualified, you will have experience of operating at board level in a complex organisation with a significant interest in property, ideally also with experience of working in the charitable sector.  Your ability to contribute to the development of a small director level team will be critical, as will your leadership and team-building skills.  You need to demonstrate that, working with clergy and others, you can influence and shape our strategies and plans.  You must be able to balance the provision of strategic financial advice to the Trust Board with a willingness to be hands on and directly lead on operational matters and you will be expected to role model the Trust values and behaviours. 

Empathy with the religious nature of the organisation is essential and a working knowledge of the Catholic Church would be highly desirable.

How to apply

Applications by CV with a covering letter explaining how you meet our person specification and why you are interested in working with us.



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Posted on: 25 September 2020
Closed date: 19 October 2020
Job ref: Finance Director
Tags: Christian, Finance