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A new General Secretary is sought for Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), to replace Bob Fyffe who is leaving after 15 years service.

The post holder will provide leadership to the organisation and drive forward the multi-faceted work of CTBI. The General Secretary will guide a complex partnership of different faith traditions across different nations and manage a team that delivers the agreed programme of work. The ability to give imaginative and strategic leadership is a central requirement of the role.

The Organisation

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) believes that ecumenism is an urgent evangelical imperative.  To that end, CTBI works closely with its member churches and organisations, together with the national instruments in each nation, to respond to the emerging priorities of the churches.

The organisation is currently engaged in several initiatives including: convening forums and networks for theological reflection and partnership building; addressing issues relating to justice & inclusion such as addressing serious youth violence, migration issues, racial justice, and understanding of reparations in response to historic involvement in slavery; resourcing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and other work around inter-faith; environmental issues such as preparing for a special ‘Climate Sunday’ and the COP26 meeting in Glasgow; international ecumenical work; and work on Church, nationhood and identity. All this work is underpinned by the belief that witnessing to and working towards the visible unity of the Christian churches is what Christ intended.

The Person

To be considered for the role, you will already have significant awareness of, and involvement with, ecumenical issues within British and Irish churches. Whilst not necessarily formally trained, you will have strong theological understanding and knowledge that enables you to engage ecumenically. With strong management experience, a proven track record of collaboration with others, and of course, strong Christian commitment and church involvement, this is an opportunity to fundamentally transform the way the churches of the four nations work together.

Further Information

For more information about CTBI, the role, and the person they are looking for, please download the Candidate Information Pack.

How to Apply

Please apply online.

Please include the following:
  • A comprehensive CV that includes your recent achievements and the details of two referees.
  • A supporting statement that addresses the headings in the Person Specification, along with your motivation for applying

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ian Joseph on 07825 267500.

Closing date: Monday 5th July 2021.

Final interviews with CTBI: Monday 6th September 2021.

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