Vice President of Churches Together in Cumbria


Salary Details:

Closing date for applications:

Churches Together in Cumbria (CTiC) is looking to make an appointment to the volunteer post of Vice President from October 1st 2020.

The Vice President is one of the Trustees of CTiC.  The Board of Trustees meets three times a year.

Churches Together in Cumbria (registered charity number 1147833) is the umbrella body for cooperation and partnership among the churches in the county, for both mission and social action.  Its members include the four churches that are directly engaged in a covenant partnership (the Church of England, the Methodist Church, the Salvation Army and the United Reformed Church in Cumbria) and the four churches (the Baptist Church, the Church of Scotland, the Roman Catholic Church and the Religious Society of Friends) which have declared their companionship with the covenant partners.

The duties of the Vice President are as follows:

  • To act as line manager for the CTiC Administrator;
  • To chair the bi-monthly CTiC staff meeting. (This comprises the members of staff of CTiC and the Trustees to whom they report.  It is expected that, from October 2020, they will be the Administrator and the VP; the Social Responsibility Officer and the Chair of the Social Responsibility Forum; the Anna Chaplaincy Lead and the Chair of the Anna Chaplaincy Advisory Committee);
  • To be responsible for the preparation of the agenda for meetings of the Board of Trustees and the Annual General Meeting and for meetings of Cumbria’s church leaders;
  • To be responsible for the drafting of CTiC’s Annual Report and of its annual return to the Charity Commission;
  • To act in concert with the other honorary officers of CTiC – namely the President and the Honorary Treasurer – and to deputise for the President when necessary;
  • To ensure the efficient functioning of CTiC between meetings of the Board of Trustees.

Travel costs and other costs incurred by the Vice President will be reimbursed.

Candidates must have a demonstrable commitment to the aims of CTiC and should have experience of charity governance and staff management.

Expressions of interest in the post should be sent to the Revd Andrew Dodd ( ) by March 15th  2020. 

Note: Under the terms of CTiC’s constitution, the appointment of the Vice President is subject to the concurrence of the Denominational Ecumenical Officers in the county.