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Down and Connor Diocesan Trust – Chief Operating Officer

Published on: 22 May 2019
Third Sector
Belfast, United Kingdom
Job Type


Salary: Attractive package to appeal to high calibre candidates.

Down and Connor Diocesan Trust is the largest catholic diocese in the North of Ireland. It is made up of 87 parishes and various agencies, and covers within Northern Ireland, the geographical areas of County Antrim, County Down and a small portion of County Derry. Down and Connor Diocesan Trust central offices are based in Belfast. The Diocesan Trust, which became a registered charity in December 2015, manages the affairs of the Diocese whose mission is that of spreading the Gospel and ministering to the people of God throughout the Diocese, and the wider civic community.

The role of the Chief Operating Officer is that of overseeing the strategic direction, planning, management and delivery of a range of services to support and engage the Church’s mission to include the finance function, asset management, administration, human resources and act as the designated Senior Financial Official for the Charity. The successful candidate will be capable of building strong and lasting relationships across a wide range of external and internal stakeholders, requiring excellent communication and organisational skills.

The successful candidate should also possess the following:

  • Demonstrable senior management experience, leading and advising an organisation of comparable complexity and responsibility including:
    • Financial management and budgetary control.
    • Asset management.
    • Management of financial and human resources.
    • Development and implementation of business plans and corporate governance mechanisms.
    • Production of annual consolidated accounts and reports.
    • General Data Protection Regulations.
  • Have successfully completed the professional examinations and be a full, current member of at least one of the following bodies: The Association of Certified Accountants, Chartered Accountants Ireland, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales or The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
  • An understanding of canon law, company law, charity tax regulations, charity accounting regulations (SORPs), employment law regulations and statutes, banking, insurance, investment management and pension regulations are all also considered desirable.

To apply please upload a CV following the link below, or for a confidential discussion please contact 4c Executive by calling 028 9043 4343.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 21st June 2019.

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