Heritage Advisor, Bats in Churches

£25,113 per annum
36 hours per week
Remote - Homebased with regular travel throughout England

The Bats in Churches Project is a ground-breaking partnership, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, bringing together communities, bats and historic churches. This partnership is looking for a dynamic professional to champion the built heritage and provide specialist advice.

The Heritage Advisor will provide advice on capital works solutions at individual churches, historic building repair, conservation of church artefacts, together with related permissions, to church volunteers, other project team members, PCCs and ecologists.

To join this innovative partnership you will need to be passionate and knowledgeable about the built heritage, have effective negotiating skills, a head for heights and be self-motivated. 

This is a home based role but will involve regular travel throughout England.

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 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 Thursday 10 March 2022.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 24 March 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 email [email protected].

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.

We believe that everyone we come into contact with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm. We want everyone visiting our churches, volunteering with us, or working with us to have a safe and enjoyable experience. We will not tolerate abuse, maltreatment, or exploitation by or to our staff, volunteers, or members of the public. We also expect our staff to share this commitment.

Heritage Advisor, Bats in Churches - Job Description

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