Local Community Officer- Cornwall, Devon and South Somerset

36 hours (net) with evening and weekend working
Home based within 45 minutes from Exter

We’re looking for a Local Community Officer to join a talented team to inspire and empower communities to support their historic places of worship.  

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. 

You’ll be visiting sites in your patch regularly, 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 of the 27 churches 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, and learning and by our large network of church supporters. 

If you know how to build and sustain community projects across a wide area, whether that’s in towns, cities or remote areas, we’d love to hear from you. 

How to apply
If you would like to apply for this role, please select ‘Apply Now’ where you will be directed 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. 

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 Monday 21 November 2022.

Please note there is a two-stage interview process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a familiarisation visit on Thursday 1 December 2022 in Somerset.  This will be followed by an invitation to formal panel interviews on Wednesday 7 December 2022 in Bristol. 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].

Local Community Officer, West Job Description.pdf