Chief Executive Officer

£85,000 per annum
36 hours net per week
Hybrid - Homebased with regular attendance at our national office

The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) looks after over 350 redundant Church of England buildings, the third largest heritage estate in charitable ownership in the UK. But it’s about regeneration as much as architectural history. CCT is deeply committed to finding ways of bringing as many as possible of these buildings back into some sort of community use, so that once again these wonderful buildings will be able to fulfil the role that the English parish church has held for centuries as the centre of a vibrant local community, providing material as well as spiritual support to everybody.

CCT is looking for a new CEO, somebody with the creativity, imagination and strategic abilities not just to ensure that the CCT is well led and runs like clockwork but to deliver its ambitious objectives, by providing inspiring leadership to our committed team so that the organisation can reach out to communities that have an at risk church in their midst, can help create bodies of support where often none currently exists and can develop new ideas for breathing life into these fantastic but often underappreciated heritage buildings.

The CEO will work with the Chair and Board of Trustees to provide strategic direction, and to lead and manage the organisation, its 70-strong staff team, 2,000 volunteers and multiple stakeholders across England. Supported by a talented senior management team, they will provide inspiration, direction, and support to the diverse, multidisciplinary charity, ensuring CCT has strong relationships with government and other key decision makers in London and nationally.

They will raise the charity’s profile and income, working closely with a wide range of partners and stakeholders including the Church of England, the Church Commissioners, Government and others. And they will set and deliver a strategy that both secures the future of the collection and demonstrates CCT’s wider offer to the religious heritage sector.

The CEO will be expected to be visible at central office on a weekly basis and to be prepared to travel to London and to our properties around the country.

Full information, including how to apply, can be found here

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23:59 GMT Sunday 27th March 2022.

If you have any queries about this role, or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please email [email protected].

We are an inclusive employer and offer equal opportunities to all regardless of an individual’s age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We are not a licenced sponsor at this time. Any offer of employment will be made subject to valid right to work in the UK being provided.

We believe that everyone we come into contact with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm. We want everyone visiting our churches, volunteering with us, or working with us to have a safe and enjoyable experience. We will not tolerate abuse, maltreatment, or exploitation by or to our staff, volunteers, or members of the public. We also expect our staff to share this commitment.

Ali Hollingbery
01730 776 655