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Historic Anglican mission agency SPCK seeks new leader

Posted on: February 3, 2014 9:59 AM
Related Categories: Europe and Middle East, SPCK

By ACNS staff 

One of the Anglican Communion's oldest mission agencies and publishing houses, SPCK, is seeking a new person to lead it into the future.

SPCK (The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge) is advertising for a new General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer after the previous post-holder, Simon Kingston, retired on the 31st December 2013 after six years. 

The organisation has a rich Anglican heritage and has been committed to providing education and informative Christian literature in the UK and internationally for more than three centuries. 

Since its formation in 1698 SPCK has distributed more than 30 million books and has provided the means for translating the Book of Common Prayer into more than 200 languages. SPCK sent the first printing presses to India, opened the first British schools for poor children, gave equal education to girls, sent the first printed books to Australia, established libraries for clergy and missionaries in many countries, and published the first Braille books.

The Church Times' advertisement for the Chief Executive/General Secretary position at SPCK states: "The Board is excited about the future and wishes to appoint a Chief Executive/General Secretary in a newly merged role incorporating the Publishing Director post. The right person will bring an understanding of the church and its place in contemporary society as well as a personal commitment and enthusiasm for increasing Christian literacy and access to high quality information for current and new audiences."

Joanna Moriarty, SPCK's Publishing Director, has taken on overall responsibility for the day-to-day management until the position is filled.

For more information, including how to apply, please contact Saxton Bampfylde Ltd at using reference UAGZA, email or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0890. Applications close at noon on Monday 17th February, 2014.