Executive Recruitment

Dear Applicant

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the new role of Diocesan Secretary in the Diocese of Guildford.

The Diocesan Secretary will play a key role in the mission of the diocese, as we seek to fulfill our vision of a Transforming Church, Transforming Lives across this fascinating area of Surrey and North-East Hampshire. These are exciting times in our life as a diocese, as we reimagine the ministry of our churches and church schools following the challenges of the pandemic and the wider challenges which that highlighted. I’m delighted by the quality and commitment of those we’ve been able to recruit for the task, both on the frontline in our churches, schools and chaplaincies, and in the excellent staff supporting them from Church House Guildford.

The past few years have been a time of significant change here in Guildford, pandemic aside, as we’ve developed a much clearer vision and strategic framework than existed before. I much look forward to working with a colleague who can build on those foundations, both as an inspirational leader and team player: someone who combines a clear strategic head with a proven ability to get the very best out of their colleagues, alongside faith in a God who in Christ ‘makes all things new’.

Could that be you?

I hope this candidate brief gives you all the information you might need regarding the requirements of this role. You can also find more information about us on our website: https://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/

 For a confidential conversation with Gatenby Sanderson ] who are supporting us with this recruitment, please contact [name of lead consultant] on [telephone number] or email: [email address] who will be happy to discuss this opportunity with you.

Every blessing


Rt Reverend Andrew Watson
Bishop of Guildford   


Diocese of Guildford, Diocesan Secretary

Church of England
Competitive salary for the charity sector
Closing date:
6th July
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