Estate Officer, Historical Chapels Trust

£24,962 - £28,000 pro rata, FTE £31,203 - £35,000 gross per annum
28.8 hour per week over 4 days
Homebased with occasional 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 the 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 management of the assets, funded by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) through their Cultural Assets Fund (CAF).

As a member of CCT’s national Conservation team you will be the main point of contact for all chapel maintenance related issues, liaising closely with contractors, local groups and volunteers. Alongside the Conservation Projects Manager for Chapels, you will set-up and deliver the maintenance programme, including regulatory and legal compliance, as well as deal with utilities and insurance of chapels. 10 of the chapels are in our North region, 6 in our West region and 4 are in our South East region.

You will have previous experience in the field of historic buildings maintenance, repair or property management. You will be an effective communicator, be able to plan and deliver your own workload and also work as part of a team. As you’ll be working at chapels throughout England it is essential you have a full driving license.

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,

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

How to Apply

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, 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 4th June at midnight. The interviews will take place in Birmingham on Tuesday 13th June. Exact location to be confirmed. 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 licensed sponsor at this time. Any offer of employment will be made subject to the valid right to work in the UK being provided.

Estate Officer Job Description