The Diocese of Sheffield is the Church of England to nearly 1.2 million people across South Yorkshire and adjoining areas. We are a diocese of contrasts in terms of relative wealth and poverty and with many areas of both urban and rural deprivation. Led by our Bishop, Pete Wilcox, and Chief Executive, Katie Bell, we are embarking on an ambitious five-year strategic plan supported by a transformation programme with £4.9m extra funding for pioneering growth in this diverse part of the Church of England.
As our Finance Director, you will have a critical role in the strategic leadership and financial sustainability of the diocese. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will lead the diocesan finance team and the procedures, policies and processes by which the Diocese of Sheffield manages its resources will be your responsibility. You will ensure that robust reporting and monitoring is in place to the highest standard to fulfil all regulatory requirements, as well as taking lead responsibility for preparing our annual budget and the financial forecasting that informs the five-year strategic plan. As a key member of the senior leadership team of the Diocese, you will also play a critical role in broader strategic decision making, as a role model for our values, and in supporting and advising our Chief Executive, Bishop and other diocesan leaders.
You will be an experienced financial leader and qualified member of a recognised accountancy professional body, able to blend technical skills with a track record of effective strategic leadership. You will demonstrate an ability to lead and support transformation in a comparably complex environment, with the credibility to engage with board level stakeholders. You will work in sympathy with the mission and values of the Church of England and have the ability to learn, where needed, the structures, procedures and drivers that govern life across the church. If you feel you bring the energy, passion and technical skill to play a part in making a real difference to the communities of South Yorkshire, we would love to hear from you.
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Alternatively, for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Matt Malone on 07471 037070. Closing date: 12 noon Monday 27 September 2021
The Diocese of Sheffield is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents all aspects of the communities we are part of and welcomes all applications. We are working toward being more diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability and ethnicity so that we can better reflect the communities we serve. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.