Conservation Projects Manager, HCT

36 hours per week
Homebased, with travel throughout England

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic, energetic and motivated Conservation Projects Manager 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) is the national charity caring for 357 historic churches at risk.  CCT has an international award-winning reputation in heritage conservation and regeneration. 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 a member of the CCT’s national conservation team you will lead on the development and delivery of a number of urgent repair projects at chapels that have been agreed with HCT Trustees and funders; 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 development and delivery of the day to day asset management of all 20 chapels. 

The successful candidate 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 at chapels throughout England it is essential you have a full driving licence.

If you would like 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 why you’d like to apply and how you fulfil the person specification for this post.

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 30th October 2022 at midnight.

The interviews will take place at our National Office, Kings Cross on Friday 18th November 2022. Please note that the interview dates 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