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Church Buildings Officer

NFP People
South East (Hybrid)
Hove, Brighton and Hove
£18,000 per annum (pro rata of FTE of £30,000 pa)
Part-time (21 hours per week )
Job description

Church Buildings Officer

Do you have strong administrative skills? Are you interested in historic buildings?

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Church Buildings team and to play a role in supporting parishes in conserving, repairing and developing this very significant collection of buildings.

There are 466 churches within the Diocese, 75% of which are listed, including 181 at Grade I… so if you have relevant experience or are a graduate with a relevant qualification and an interest in this area, then apply today!

Position: Church Buildings Officer

Location: Hove/hybrid

Salary: £18,000 per annum (pro rata of FTE of £30,000 pa).

Hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week (with the option to work these flexibly through the week)

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: 0.6 pro-rata entitlement of 28 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays and 2 privilege days per year, flexi-time, free parking, the ride to work scheme, and the Diocesan Pension Scheme with 15.1% employer contribution

Closing Date: 9th June 2024

About the Role

Applications are invited for the role of Church Buildings Officer to work within the Church Buildings team and support the work of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC).

The main duties of the Church Buildings Officer will include:

  • Providing guidance, advice and support to parishes, Archdeacons, and others on the care of church buildings, church contents and churchyards
  • Assisting the Senior Church Buildings Officer with the preparation for committee meetings, drafting minutes, and progressing applications for permissions for works to church buildings between meetings.
  • Assisting parishes with making faculty applications and providing support to parishes to register with the Online Faculty system and submit applications online.
  • Arranging and attending site visits to churches across Sussex to discuss major projects, and writing up site visit reports, passing on the DAC’s initial advice

About You

With a relevant degree or equivalent experience, you will have knowledge and an understanding of the historic built environment.

You will also have experience of providing administration support and working with committees and/or volunteers

You will have:

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • A high level of organisation and attention to detail
  • Full familiarity with MS office 365 (Outlook, Word, SharePoint etc)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work on own initiative and under pressure

The successful candidate will also be required to support the aims and mission of the organisation.

About the Organisation

The vision of the Diocese is to help people within the Diocese to know, love and follow Jesus. Based in Hove and serving the people of the Diocese across more than 360 parishes and 155 church schools and the wider community, this is a great role for someone who supports the ethos, aims and objectives of the Diocese and the Church of England.

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are expected to share this commitment and to comply with the relevant safeguarding policy.

Other roles you may have experience of could include Building Officer, Church Buildings Officer, Historic Buildings Officer, Conservation Officer, Heritage, Building Coordinator, Church Buildings Coordinator, Historic Buildings Coordinator, Estates, Historic Sites, Building Conservation, Church, Faith.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.

Posted on: 20 May 2024
Closed date: 09 June 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: 5981
Tags: Advice, Information, Christian, Project Management, Business Development, Operations