30 November 2019

INVESTMENT SPECIALISTS AS CHURCH COMMISSIONERS

Church Commissioners

Location: London

Job Description

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York wish to appoint investment specialists to serve as Church Commissioners and members of the Commissioners’ Assets Committee.

The Church Commissioners hold investments valued at some £8.2 billion, which include a wide range of asset classes including UK and overseas securities, commercial, residential and rural property and alternative strategies.  The purposes of the fund are to meet the cost of clergy pensions earned in service before 1998 and to provide a sustainable level of support for parishes, bishops, cathedrals and other purposes of the Church of England. 

Owing to imminent vacancies the Crown wishes to appoint two Church Commissioners who will also be expected to serve on the Commissioners’ Assets Committee.  Given the Committee’s current assets and skills mix, expertise is sought in private equity, venture capital and broader private markets as well as global listed equities, asset allocation and derivatives. Those with strong ethical and responsible investing credentials are highly relevant.

This person will be a Member of the Church of England and we are committed to equality of opportunity and the building of a diverse team. As part of this commitment we encourage applications from individuals regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and cultural or social background.  

The Assets Committee meets for half a day about six times a year and the Board meets for half a day up to 5 times a year, usually in London, in addition to the Annual General Meeting at Lambeth Palace in June.  This post is not remunerated but all reasonable travel costs and other disbursements are reimbursed. The term of the appointment is expected to be for an initial period of 3 years with the possibility of renewal.

Partners, directors, consultants, associates or employees of the Commissioners’ appointed advisers are not eligible for appointment to this post.

For more information and a Member Profile please apply with full career details to: advert@blackwoodgroup.com or write to Blackwood Group, 6 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0AT
Closing date: 30th November 2019

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