Conservation Projects Manager, Historic Chapels Trust

£33,927 per annum
36 hours net per week
Home based

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, energetic and motivated Conservation Projects Manager to join CCT 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 or be educated to degree level in an associated discipline. You will have experience in the field of historic building repair or specialist knowledge of conservation. As you’ll be working at chapels throughout England it is essential you have a full driving licence.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please select ‘Apply Now’ 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.


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 9am on Monday 22 August 2022.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14 September 2022 in our National Office, London. 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.

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.

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].

Conservation Projects Manager, HCT - Job Description