Executive Recruitment

Chief Executive - Diocese of Sheffield

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Diocese of Sheffield
c£75,000 p.a.
Closing date:
2nd January
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Thursday 2nd January 2020
Long List
Tuesday 7th January 2020
Short Listing
Monday 20th January
Referencing and due diligence
w/c 20th January 2020
Final Panel
27th January 2020


The Diocese of Sheffield is one of 42 Church of England dioceses.  It covers South Yorkshire and the southern parts of the East Riding of Yorkshire. It comprises parishes, schools, chaplaincies, missional communities and other organisations all united by their common Christian faith. It is made up of a diverse community of mission-focused people who are seeking to transform their lives, and the lives of others, by sharing the Christian faith.  Since the creation of the diocese in 1914, the shape of the villages, towns and cities may have changed but the people are still vibrant, energetic and passionate about serving our Lord Jesus Christ.


As a diocese we have been called to grow a sustainable network of Christ-like, lively and diverse Christian communities in every place which are effective in making disciples and in seeking to transform our society and God’s world.  Every day around the diocese, dedicated, creative and passionate people are working together in the mission of God.


We are now looking for an exceptional, values-based individual with a proven track record of successful high-level management and leadership gained in a diverse, complex environment. You will be an excellent communicator, with a track record  of driving sensitive culture change. This role requires someone with strong project management and operational experience as well as the ability to manage complex working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. As Chief Executive you will be responsible for the smooth running of the governance of the diocese and enable the organisation to meet its ambitious mission.


This is a senior leadership role in the Church of England and there is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be a committed and practising Christian*


For further information about this role and to apply, please visit  www.cofeappointments.com.  Alternatively, for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Juliet Brown on 0113 205 6089, Mark Bate on 0113 205 6288, or Matt Malone on 0113 205 6063.


Closing date is 10am Thursday 2nd January 2020.

*Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this post.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Matt Malone
0113 205 6063
Mark Bate
0113 205 6288
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