Chief Executive Officer - Temple Church


£75,000 per annum


Closing date: 18th April 2024


Interviews 13th May 2024

Temple Church is located in the Temple, City of London. The Church serves the legal colleges (Inns of Court) of Inner and Middle Temple, and serves members of the Inns and their families, London’s residents, visiting jurists and travellers from all over the world through the provision of some of the most uplifting services, music and discussions in London. Inner and Middle Temple have established a new registered charity, Temple Church Trust (Reg no 1205712), to maintain the Church, support its choristers and professional musical team, and develop its charitable activities. In advance of the Trust becoming operational in the summer, the Temple Church Committee wishes to appoint the first Chief Executive Officer of the Trust.

The role:

The CEO will be expected to lead and coordinate an established team of full-time and part-time staff; manage the Church’s multifaceted stakeholder network; ensure close control and management of the Church’s resources; and represent the Church and its work to the two Inns and externally so that the Church can function effectively and plan confidently for the future. The CEO will also be responsible for the Church's sensitive commercial development through the Trust’s wholly-owned commercial subsidiary company.

What we need:

You will be an excellent leader with effective interpersonal skills. Your recent experience will be at the director level or equivalent in the third sector, public sector, military or commerce. You will have a proven track record of leading or significantly contributing to the leadership of an organisation similar in size and complexity to the Temple Church. Proven experience in managing and delivering projects and income generation is essential. You should demonstrate a commitment to learning and development and sympathy for the mission and values of the Church of England.


In return, we offer the following benefits:


Private health scheme


Pension scheme (15% employer contribution)


Employee Assistance Programme


25 days plus Public Holidays and Christmas Closure


Season ticket loan or cycle to work scheme after completion of probation


Lunch provided free of charge daily when Inn’s kitchens are open; a taxed daily luncheon allowance provided when they are closed

Next steps:

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to by the closing date above.

Please complete an equality monitoring form using the link below.

Applicants need to prove they have the right to live and work in the UK.

We welcome applications from a wide range of applicants, especially those from underrepresented groups.

Maxine Cummins

HR Manager

Maxine Cummins

HR Manager

Maxine Cummins

HR Manager