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Diocese of Chelmsford Finance Director

Location: Chelmsford

A highly capable Finance Director is sought to join the leadership of the second largest Diocese in the Church of England. This is a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in a large, complex and diverse diocese.

As a Diocese we are going through a period of significant change, challenge and opportunity. A wise and capable leader and change-agent is required who will work closely and is not fazed by complex challenges.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant, with considerable experience in financial strategic planning and delivery, governance, change-management, and team leadership. You will need to be self-motivated, resilient, analytical and relational. A committed Christian faith is required, in addition to excellent communication, a good sense of humour and a collaborative but decisive leadership style.

If you are interested in this role and for further information, please contact

Closing Date: 30 October 2020

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