Director of Charitable Services
Sons & Friends of the Clergy is a charity that supports Anglican clergy and their families in times of poverty, hardship or illness. We have a rich heritage, a contemporary outlook and a highly dedicated team of trustees and staff. Established in 1655 and governed by a Royal Charter from Charles II, we are one of the oldest Anglican clergy support charities, and now certainly the biggest.
We provide financial grants and other support to serving and retired Anglican clergy, ordinands and clergy families, where there is particular hardship or need, whether financial or health-related. In 2016, we gave out grants totalling £2.4 million to over 900 clergy families facing difficulties. We’re now at an exciting point in our history and are stepping up an ambitious programme of modernisation which will see our work have greater impact on our beneficiaries.
As Director of Charitable Services, you will take the lead across all our grant-making and other charitable activities, reviewing our approach for reach and impact. You will work with the Chief Executive and a small grants team, as well as trustees, to develop our services for the future, so we can better serve our beneficiaries in the context of changing need. Our aim is to move from being a pure grant-making charity to being an organisation that adopts a holistic and proactive approach to the wellbeing of clergy families.
Experience of designing and managing grants programmes, particularly for individual beneficiaries, will be absolutely essential to help us develop our model of occupational benevolence. You will also be a proven leader with strategic acumen, able to see the bigger picture and challenge the status quo. You will have outstanding communication, interpersonal and influencing skills and will have an interest in the challenges faced by the Anglican clergy at all levels. Sons & Friends of the Clergy has a vital role to play – a role as important now as it has been at any time in our 363-year history.
To find out more please visit www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe35650. For an informal confidential discussion about the role, contact Joanna Riley (0113 205 6107) or Juliet Taylor (020 7426 3373).