Are you inspired by church architecture? Are you fascinated by the history of churches and want them to remain part of our heritage and a vital part of community life? Are you experienced in assessing funding applications and/or supporting historic buildings to be well maintained and sustainable?
As the independent, UK-wide charity supporting churches, chapels and meeting houses of all Christian denominations, the National Churches Trust supports and promotes church buildings of historic, architectural and community value by inspiring support, preserving heritage and promoting sustainability. Our aims are to help maintain the UK’s heritage of church buildings and to enhance their ability to serve local communities; and to promote the benefit to communities of church buildings and to inspire everyone to value and enjoy them.
Grant funding is at the heart of our work. The Trust allocates in the region of £1.2m of funds across Cornerstone, Gateway, Foundation and Micro-grant grant schemes annually. The grants team is also responsible for recommendations to a number of trusts and foundations each year. Another priority for the Trust is developing new projects to help churches become sustainable and well maintained, and our partnership work, such as with other funders, local churches trusts, and other organisations.
The opportunity has arisen for a new Church Support Officer to join our Church Support team. The post-holder will assist with assessment and administration for our grant programmes, and have the necessary knowledge and skills to offer churches wider support, and to implement robust management and maintenance schemes which will assist with the sustainability of churches. You will have excellent organisational and planning skills, be able to manage a varied workload and be an effective team player based from our office in London.
Applications are welcome both from new graduates as well as more experienced applicants. The post is available for an immediate start, and so applications will be reviewed as they are received. As such, interviews may be held sooner than advertised and this advertisement may close early. The workload and responsibilities would be tailored to the experience of the successful candidate.
More information about the role and the Trust’s work, and how to apply, can be found on our website via the Apply button.
Final closing date: Noon Friday 2 July 2021
Interview dates: 14 and 15 July 2021 (Westminster, London)