Chief Executive

Church Army


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  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    03 September 2019

  • Client

    Church Army

Ref: GSe53577

God’s boots on the ground

Church Army is a fast-growing, dynamic organisation which works predominantly with those on the margins; across UK and Ireland there are Church Army Evangelists in post, including in its Centres of Mission, hostels, and in projects such as those that work with young people struggling with issues resulting in self-harm. We are a strong and vibrant community dedicated to serve and we have always sought to show the love of Christ unconditionally to all those who need us.

We are now seeking an exceptional new CEO to lead the Church Army community and drive forward our vision and help us to make an impact where it matters most. We have been effectively delivering the board’s DARE strategy (Doing, Advocating, Resourcing and Enabling evangelism) and this continues to shape our ambition and our work. For example, to date, we have established 26 Centres of Mission across the UK and Ireland and have an ambitious plan to increase that number to 50 by 2027.

It will be an exciting time for a new CEO to join Church Army. This is no ordinary CEO role and we are looking for an extraordinary leader with robust operational and financial management skills together with the ability to play a key ambassadorial role. You will demonstrate the capability to lead a strong and committed team of dedicated and hugely talented people who share a passion for our mission.

You will be a strategic leader who can influence and inspire others both inside and outside the organisation and who can grow our work and impact. A natural collaborator and outstanding communicator, you will bring a proven track record in working in partnership, driving forward new initiatives with others and will demonstrate a genuine interest and empathy with our work.

The candidate must be a committed practising Christian.  As Church Army plays a crucial role in delivering mission within the Anglican Church in the UK and Ireland, the successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the Anglican structure and traditions* and either be an Anglican or a member of a denomination in relationship with the Anglican church.*

*There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a committed and practising Christian. Schedule 9, paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this post.

Closing dateWednesday 4th September 2019 at 12pm
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 16th September 2019
Shortlist Meetingw/c 2nd October 2019
Referencing and psychometric profilingFollowing shortlisting
Final Panel Interview17th October 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this post, please submit:

• A comprehensive CV.
• A supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in Part One of the person specification (maximum 3 sides of A4) and tells us why you are particularly interested in this role.
• Details of two referees who we would be able to contact at shortlist stage.
• Please also tell us about any dates provided in this pack on which you would not be available to participate in the selection process.
Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form that appears on our website as you submit your application. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion then please contact the team: Katrina Paget, Juliet Brown, Matt Malone or Tim Hills on 0113 205 6063 or 0113 205 6085 who will be pleased to take your call.

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