Chief Operating Officer

Scottish Episcopal Church

About us: The Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) is the Province of the Anglican Communion in Scotland. It has a strong and high profile in Scottish life, is diverse in character and has a presence across the whole country. The SEC is an open, thoughtful, and engaging church with over 270 congregations (or ‘charges’).

Located in Edinburgh with a staff complement of c.22, the GSO supports the governance and mission of the Scottish Episcopal Church, providing advice and support to dioceses, charges, clergy and laity across Scotland. It also facilitates liaison with other denominations and faiths.

About you: The GSO is looking for an experienced leader and manager with a well-developed understanding of governance and compliance, able to manage a broad portfolio of work, who is committed to assisting the Scottish Episcopal Church in its mission and ministry. The COO will be a member of the GSO’s Senior Leadership Team and, along with the Treasurer, will deputise for the Secretary General.

Candidates for this role need not have worked in a church setting before, bringing experience of leadership roles in similarly complex organisations that demonstrate how they would manage and develop a multi-disciplinary team to deliver results and contribute to a positive and productive culture of cross-organisational collaboration.

Note that this is a full-time role (35 hours per week); however, a four-day work week will be considered with pay and holidays adjusted.

Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Interviews: 28 May 2024 (afternoon) in Edinburgh

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