Lead Local Community Officer, South East (Maternity Cover)

£28,000 per annum + pension & benefits
36 hours net per week
Home based - South East

Do you have a passion for inspiring voluntary activity and fundraising?

The Churches Conservation Trust is a leading national heritage charity with big ambitions. Two million people visit our 356 historic churches each year, across England.

The Lead Local Community Officer manages a small team of Local Community Officers who work with communities around 125 churches across the South East region. By making new connections and strengthening existing relationships within the community, Local Community Officers help communities to raise funds to support these special buildings thrive as hubs for their communities, visitor attractions and event venues.

As Lead Local Community Officer you will have your own portfolio of churches. The region stretches from North Norfolk to East Kent, including Home Counties, so a willingness to travel across the region and nationally is important to support the team and wider organisation.

As a practitioner-manager you will be a people orientated individual and have significant experience managing a team of staff and working with volunteers. You’ll also have experience in community fundraising and generating income. You’ll be supported by a team specialists, so you do not need a background in historic building conservation or churches.

With several opportunities to collaborate across CCT to help shape and drive the organisation, the position of Lead Local Community Officer presents an exciting opportunity to lead a team and ensure our collection of historic churches remain at the heart of their communities.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email Simon Wiles, Head of Region, South East to organise a confidential and informal conversation. Email: [email protected]

More information can be found in the job description:

Lead Local Community Officer, South East (Maternity Cover)


To apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please select the red ‘Apply now’ button. You will be redirected to our online recruitment portal. 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 Wednesday 22 December 2021.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 11 January 2022 via Zoom. Please note that the interview dates have been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel.

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

Churches Conversation Trust is not a licensed sponsor at this time. Any offer of employment will be made subject to valid right to work in the UK being provided.