Conservation Project Manager - South East

£35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on skills and experience, plus a generous pension & other benefits
Full time, 36 hours per week
Home-based, preferably within East Anglia and Northants, East and South East England

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate conservation professional to join the Trust and play a key role in the care and conservation of our outstanding churches in the region, a fascinating and unique collection of highly listed historic buildings. 

The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity protecting historic churches at risk, ensuring they are enjoyed as social, tourism, educational and cultural resources, kept open, in use, and living once again in the heart of their communities.

As a Conservation Projects Manager and a key member of the national conservation team, you will work with experienced consultants and skilled craftspeople, with national and regional colleagues, volunteers, local partners and stakeholders to develop and manage a range of holistic, conservation and new use projects, from inception to completion, and providing professional advice and support to community led projects.  You will lead on all capital, conservation and maintenance, programmes in the region.

You will have expertise and specialist knowledge in the field of historic building repair and conservation, and a proven track record of project management (client side) in the heritage sector. You might be a Building Surveyor, a Conservation Architect, an Estate Manager, or a Project Manager, in this continually varied and unique role you will be working on some of the most significant historic buildings in the country. As you’ll be working on projects across the region, but not exclusively, it is essential you have a full driving licence.

If you’d like to find out more about the role before applying, please contact Gabriella Misuriello, Head of Conservation at [email protected]

You can find out more about the Churches Conservation Trust at, and read about the work of our Conservation Projects 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 up to 27.1%
•    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

How to apply

To apply for this role, please select the red ‘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 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 at our National Office in Northampton on Tuesday 28th February. Please note that the interview date has 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, SE Job Description.pdf