Find A Use Manchester Project Manager

£33,000 per annum plus pension & benefits
36 hours net per week
Home based in/around Manchester

The Find a Use Manchester (FAUM) project aims to explore and develop new use proposals for a group of historic churches which have either closed or are at serious risk of closure within the Dioceses of Manchester and Chester. It also considers broader issues raised by church redundancy and closure, to inform best practice. The project, which began in 2019, is led by CCT and funded by Historic England and the Church Commissioners.

Overall job purpose

The FAUM Project Manager will work with a diverse range of stakeholders – including but not limited to local businesses and community groups – to explore, negotiate and drive forward new use proposals for up to 14 strategic sites within Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire.

The FAUM Project Manager will demonstrate how a partnership-based approach to new use exploration can help identify a sustainable future for these assets. New ways of financing asset transfer (via lease or freehold disposal) will be explored, helping to get these sites back into active use, enhance the local environment, reduce Diocesan repair liabilities, and save the churches from demolition.

The project is also generating learning and recommendations that can support similar work in other dioceses.

More information about the role can be found in the job description:

Find A Use Manchester Project Manager - Job description.pdf


If you would like to apply for this role, please click here where you will be redirected to our online recruitment system. 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.

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on 1 March 2021.

Interviews will be held on 15 or 17 March 2021 via Zoom. Please note that the interview dates have been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel.

The Churches Conservation Trust is committed to a policy of equal opportunities.