If you thought that the 'Chief Executive' of diocese would be, if anyone, the Bishop, you were wrong - at least where Clifton Diocese is concerned. They are advertising for one: and according to the 'person specification' section, candidates for the job needn't be Catholic. (I'd really like to know what the 'values', as opposed to teaching, of the Church are.)
Here's the main blurb. Why not apply?
An excellent vacancy has arisen for a Diocesan Secretary to fulfil the role of Chief Executive within the Clifton Diocese
The Catholic Diocese of Clifton is seeking to appoint a Diocesan Secretary to fulfil the role of Chief Executive and coordinate the administration of the Diocese.
The holder of this important post:
Will lead the formulation and implementation of a strategy for the long term financial security of the Diocese
Will have experience of leading a team of senior professionals and be committed to the mission of the Diocese
Will create an approach to balancing the quality of service to clergy and parishes with the management of risk.
Based in Bristol from autumn 2012, initially for one year, subject to review. Salary £65k. For more details see www.cliftondiocese.com (Working for Us)
Closing date: 5.00 pm Monday 13 August 2012.
From the 'Person Specification':
We seek a person who embraces the values of, but is not necessarily a member of, the Catholic
Church. Experience of belonging to a Christian parish or similar community would offer valuable
insights into the workings of the diocese.