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We are currently looking for an Interim DAC (Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches and Churchyards) Secretary and Pastoral Secretary to cover a period of sickness absence. The role will include guiding parishes about proposed church alterations or development plans and what plans would or wouldn’t be allowed, to preserve the building or churchyard; supporting Parishes make faculty applications which enable them to gain approval for alterations; working with the DAC Committee to approve faculty applications and being a point of reference for parishes, churchwardens, clergy and others on matters relating to the operation of the faculty process and the Online Faculty System.
You’ll ideally have an interest in, and experience of historic buildings management, an understanding of the Church Faculty system and experience of alterations, developments, maintenance and repair work to churches. We will provide training as appropriate in areas of specialism. Although the role is based at Church House Guildford, we are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements for this interim 3-month contract.