Conservation Project Manager for Historic Chapels

Salary from £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on skills and experience, plus a generous pension & other benefits
Full time, 36 hours per week
Homebased, with travel throughout England

An exciting opportunity for a motivated person to join the Trust and play a key role in securing the future of a number of nationally significant historic chapels. 

The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) has an international award-winning reputation in heritage conservation and regeneration for its own estate. For this reason CCT has been contracted to deliver a programme of work for Historic Chapels Trust (HCT). HCT owns and cares for 20 of the most significant Nonconformist and Catholic chapels no longer in regular use by their congregations, all listed at Grade I and Grade II*.

Key to the project is a programme of c.£2m of urgent repairs to the chapels which are most at risk, funded by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) through their Cultural Assets Fund (CAF). As the project manager you will lead on the development and delivery of a number of repair projects; from appointing and managing the professional teams, agreeing priorities and the scope of repairs to making client decisions on site on behalf of HCT Trustees. You will also oversee the work of the HCT Estate Officer who is responsible for the day to day asset management of all 20 chapels.

As well as this you will be part of the CCT’s national conservation team.  Along with your energy and a passion for heritage, you will have a relevant professional qualification and be educated to degree level in an associated discipline. You will have experience in the field of historic building repair and specialist knowledge of conservation, as well as a proven track record of project management (client side) in the heritage construction sector. As you’ll be working throughout England it is essential you have a full driving licence.

We would be delighted to hear from you, if you’d like to talk to us about this role before you apply please contact Gabriella Misuriello, Head of Conservation at [email protected]

You can find out more about the Churches Conservation Trust at , Historic Chapels Trust at, and read about the work of our Conservation Project Managers at A Day in the Life of a Conservation Projects Manager | The Churches Conservation Trust (

The Churches Conservation Trust offers a number of employee benefits: 

•    Membership of the generous Civil Service Pension scheme with matched contributions of 27%
•    27.5 days annual leave provision
•    flexible working arrangements 
•    home working allowance for home-based staff
•    life assurance through the Civil Service Pension scheme
•    learning and development opportunities
•    enhanced parental leave arrangements
•    a free and confidential employee assistance programme
•    season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme
•    reward of performance and an annual salary review
•    subscription allowance to a professional body
•    20% staff discount on Champing at CCT sites

If you would like to apply for this role, please select the ‘apply now’ button to begin your application. 

You’ll be asked to 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, so you’ll need to refer to the job description.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 19th February 2023 at midnight.

The interviews will take place in Oxford on Monday 27the February, Please note that the interview date and location have been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel. 

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. 

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.

Conservation Projects Manager, HCT Job Description.pdf