Community Engagement Officer, North

£28,300 gross per annum
36 hours per week, including occasional evenings & weekends
Homebased with regular travel throughout the region

We’re looking for a Community Engagement Officer to join a talented team to inspire and empower communities to support their historic places of worship.  

The Churches Conservation Trust works with communities to look after 357 historic churches, over two million visitors annually and hundreds of events both private and public. These ancient, listed sites are among the most beautiful locations in England.

You’ll be visiting sites in your patch regularly, encouraging new supporters, holding local meetings and raising funds to meet each building’s unique needs. Sharing progress through a growing church plan for each church in your area, you’ll ensure these buildings thrive as beautifully maintained visitor attractions, as venues for events and as central parts of village, town or city life.

As a member of CCT’s North team you’ll be supported by our team of experts, including fundraising, conservation, and learning and by our large network of church supporters.

We are looking for someone has community experience within the charity sector who might have fundraising principles and volunteer and heritage management. You must be organised, have planning capabilities with time and project management skills. If you know how to build and sustain community projects across a wide area, whether that’s in towns, cities or remote areas, we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please select the red ‘apply now’ button to begin your application. You will be redirected to our online recruitment portal. You’ll be asked to complete an application form, submit a CV and a short supporting statement (max 2 sides A4) outlining why you’d like to apply and how you fulfil the person specification for this post.

Please note direct applications via email cannot be accepted for this role; only applications submitted through our recruitment portal will be considered.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11:30 pm on Monday 29th May 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a panel interview on Friday 9th June via Zoom/Teams. Please note that the interview dates have been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel.

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 are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the job will be offered an interview.

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 contact us [email protected]

Community Engagement Officer Job Description