Lead Local Community Officer, South East Region

£28,236 gross per annum
36 hours per week
Home based within 30 minutes from Watford

The Churches Conservation Trust works with communities to look after 357 historic churches, over two million visitors annually and hundreds of events both private and public. These ancient, listed sites are among the most beautiful locations in England. 

As Lead Local Community Officer you will manage a small team of Local Community Officers whilst also having your own portfolio of 19 churches across Essex, Hertfordshire and Surrey. Together you will support and empower communities to care for their historic places of worship. 

The South East region stretches down from the North Norfolk to East Kent and the Home Counties around London, so a willingness to travel across the region and nationally is important to support the team and the wider organisation.

As a practitioner-manager you will be a highly organised, people orientated individual with significant experience of managing teams to deliver targets. You’ll also have experience of working with volunteers, community fundraising and generating income. 

You’ll be visiting sites regularly, motivating your team, encouraging new supporters, holding local meetings and raising funds to meet each building’s unique needs. Sharing progress through a growing church plan for each church in your area, you’ll ensure these buildings thrive as beautifully maintained visitor attractions, as venues for events and as central parts of village, town or city life.

You’ll be supported by our team of experts, including fundraising, conservation, learning and by our large network of church supporters, so you do not need a background in historic building conservation or churches. 

To apply
If you would like to apply for this role, please select here to begin your application. 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.

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 6th December 2022.

Interviews will be held at our Northampton office on Monday 12th December 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].

Vicky Allen