Rachel Morris, from Bondholder Derby Cathedral, has been appointed as Diocesan Secretary, CEO of the Diocesan Board of Finance and Chapter Steward.
This innovative joint role will allow Rachel to continue as lead on the Cathedral’s strategic plan whilst helping to develop that of the diocese.
The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the Diocese as it will create an opportunity to model collaborative working in a creative and innovative way, this role is trailblazing across the Church of England and creating interest nationally.”
Talking about her new role Rachel said: “This will enable us to achieve much closer collaboration between the Diocese and Cathedral in mission planning, thinking and opportunity, whilst at the same time respecting the integrity and separateness of Cathedral and Diocese.”
Derby Cathedral is also working in partnership with fellow Bondholder Sky Recruitment Solutions to help recruit for two key roles at the Cathedral.
Rachel said: “At this exciting time of development for the Cathedral and the Diocese of Derby we are delighted to be working with fellow Bondholders Sky Recruitment Solutions. We were keen to work with a company with good local knowledge, a passion for Derbyshire and with an innovative and positive work ethic. We currently have two key roles available and with more to come David and his team are proving a delight to work with.”
David Torrington, Managing Director of Sky Recruitment Solutions, added: "We are delighted to be teaming up with Diocesan Secretary and Chapter Steward, Rachel Morris on recruitment for both Derby Cathedral and the Diocese of Derby.
"Rachel demonstrated a desire to work with a local recruitment specialist, and due to our links within the community and notably with Marketing Derby, it seems to be a perfect partnership – the roles of Media Officer (Diocese of Derby) and Head of Operations (Derby Cathedral) are fantastic opportunities to join a well-established and evolving organisation, and we are looking forward to selecting some high calibre candidates from the applications we receive."