Participation and Engagement Officer (Seventeen Nineteen)

£25,000 per annum, plus pension and benefits
Full Time 36 hours per week
Home based - North region

Full time – 36 hours per week (including some weekends and evenings)

Salary - £25,000 per annum, plus pension and benefits

Location – Home working until the church reopens

Duration – Fixed term for 3.5 years


Seventeen Nineteen, located in Holy Trinity church in Sunderland’s East End is currently being transformed into a beautiful space where stories inspire and history unravels. Due to reopen in late summer 2020, with a range of uses visitors will be able to roam, learn and explore more about the origins of Sunderland, its people and the place.

The project has secured a round two award from the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and develop the church into a vibrant venue for the city and the local community. The CCT is bringing together a project team who will help create new and exciting opportunities aimed at providing a sustainable economic future for the site which will reopen in late 2020.

Working in partnership with the Centre Manager, the Participation and Engagement Officer will identify and develop community networks and partnerships across the city and the region, in support of the site Activity Plan. The post holder will develop and deliver a programme of community learning, activities and events on and off site. The PEO will also be responsible for training and supporting existing and new volunteers to help deliver the participation and engagement programme and support the work of the Centre Manager.

More information can be found in the job description

Job Description

To Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a completed application form to [email protected] Application forms can be found:

Job Application Form

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Monday 27 January 2020.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 6 February 2020. Please note that the interview dates have been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel. You are advised to keep this dates free if you are interested in this vacancy. We are unable to reschedule interviews.

The Churches Conservation Trust is an equal opportunities employer.