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Appointment of IAO Finance Director / Treasurer

A short while ago, the Chair of the IAO, Professor David Saint, issued the following statement to the trustees and directors:

"I am very sorry to let you know that Richard Allen, our Treasurer and Finance Director, has decided to stand down at the July AGM. Richard has worked tirelessly for us for four years and, in everything he has done, we have benefited greatly from his professional expertise and meticulous approach. More than that, he has been a thoughtful and imaginative contributor to our discussions and work, and has done much to streamline the financial side of our business."

The IAO therefore has to begin the search for a suitable candidate to replace Richard.
An outline description of the key aspects of the role is given below. For more details please contact secretary@iao.org.uk.

Finance Director and Treasurer of IAO and IAO Trading Ltd: key areas of operation

  • maintaining day-to-day financial records
  • ensuring budgets are agreed for the key areas of the charity's operations
  • monitoring actual expenditure against budget
  • preparation of VAT returns and annual accounts

  • Organ Restoration Project at St Mellitus R C Church, Tollington Park, London N4

    Following being awarded the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to part-fund restoration of our historic World War I organ, the Parish Finance Committee of St Mellitus R C Church wishes to appoint 2 part-time roles to assist implement the Delivery Phase:

    1) Project Manager (6 months) - primarily focused on establishing project management processes for delivery, finance and reporting and the management of the organ's restoration capital works

    2) Project Officer (24 months) - primarily focused on the design, planning and delivery of the project's proposed Activity and Action Plan including day-to-day operational management and liaison with our volunteers, project partners and other key stakeholders.

    The specification of the Hunter organ can be found here.
    More information about the church building can be found on Andrew Pink's website here.
    For further information please call Daniel Murray on 07787 192032.

    St Michael & All Angels Church, Gordon Hill, Enfield

    St Michael & All Angels, Enfield are looking for an Organist from 1st January 2020 to succeed the present Organist, who is retiring.

    Duties include:

  • playing for the weekly Sunday morning Parish Eucharist at 10am
  • some Holy & Festival days
  • occasional weddings and funerals

  • There is a small ‘singing group’ (over which the Organist would have jurisdiction) to help lead hymn-singing and often to sing a selection of hymns during the administration of communion. It is not a trained choir, however, and there are no formal duties such as midweek choir practices.
    Current fees are £65 per standard service, £75 for funerals, £85 for weddings.
    There is a well-maintained Henry Speechly pipe organ of 13 speaking stops.
    It may be possible to arrange the post as a job share if that would prove more acceptable.
    For further information please contact the Vicar, the Rev’d Stephen Taylor tel: 020 8363 1063 or email: stephen.taylor@london.anglican.org for further details or to arrange an informal visit.

    Organ Scholarship: St John the Evangelist, Bourne Hill, Palmers Green, London N13 4DA

    St John the Evangelist, Palmers Green are looking for a talented and enthusiastic organist seeking to develop their church musicianship and liturgical awareness in a supportive and challenging environment. Working alongside our RSCM-affiliated robed choir under the patient direction of our Director of Music, the Scholar will develop the full range of skills of a church organist from hymn, plainchant and anthem accompaniment through to improvising, conducting, giving recitals and arranging music as the Scholar so wishes. We are a friendly liberal Anglican church worshipping in the catholic tradition with a lively and innovative music department. We are sure that the successful applicant will find their time at St John’s richly rewarding, and support will be given if the Scholar decides to pursue further professional opportunities within church music. Our inaugural scholar (2017-18) is currently organ scholar at Robinson College, Cambridge. Applicants should have a passion for sacred choral and organ music, and be of ABRSM Grade 5 standard on the organ (or equivalent ability) and possess a good memory for music and moderate sight-reading ability.
    For further information please contact Robert Hainault at roberthainault@gmail.com .
    Applications will be accepted until Sunday 31st March. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview and audition.

    This page last modified 05 May, 2019 by [EDOA Administrator]

    Image: St Paul, Harringay, by Richard Bower (1993). Click the image to view more details about this instrument on the National Pipe Organ Register.

    Img: The organ in the Greig Academy (formerly the School of St David and St Katherine), Hornsey, built by Hill, Norman and Beard (1976/1993) . Click the image to view more details about this instrument on the National Pipe Organ Register.

    Image: St Benet Fink, Tottenham, by Abraham Jordan (1714), rebuilt by Henry Willis (1884). Click the image to view more details about this instrument on the National Pipe Organ Register.

    Image: St Andrew, Enfield, by Richard Bridge (1752), rebuilt by Hill, Norman and Beard (1965/1972). Click the image to view more details about this instrument on the National Pipe Organ Register.

    Some organs in Enfield and district ... click on the images for more information

    Copyright of these images belongs to John Norman. They are reproduced here with his permission.