Diocesan Schools Commissioner (DSC) Vacancy

The Bishop of Lancaster and Trustees of the Diocese seek to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated practising Catholic to the post of Diocesan Schools Commissioner to develop, lead and inspire the mission of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Lancaster.

Full time
Leadership Scales 17 – 21
Required for January 2020


Main role:

  • To advise the Episcopal Vicar on matters of education and formation in Diocesan schools.
  • To develop and implement Diocesan policy and strategy for its schools in accordance with the Diocesan Trust Deed.
  • To secure the further development of the Catholic life of Diocesan schools, and the further development of Religious Education.
  • To lead and manage the work of the Diocese of Lancaster Education Service.

A Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form can be obtained by emailing [email protected] or telephone 01524 841190.

Informal conversation is invited before application. Please contact the Episcopal Vicar, Fr. Michael Docherty, [email protected].


Closing date: 
12:00 noon Friday 4th October 2019

Shortlisting: Monday 7th October 2019

Interviews: Thursday 17th October 2019

The Diocese of Lancaster is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Advert DSCThis position is subject to criminal record checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service and requires you to disclose details of unspent and unfiltered reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in any application.