Project Officer, Shrewsbury

36 hours per week
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Conserving the churches in our care and engaging people with them are at the heart of our work. All of our churches include important heritage features and we want everyone to feel welcome and to appreciate them.

At St Mary’s Shrewsbury we’ve received support from the Heritage Fund which will enable us to conserve and repair 12 windows within the church but also make the stained glass move accessible to the public through events, activities and interpretation in our Past, Present and Future project.

We are looking for a Project Officer who will identify opportunities for audience development across Shrewsbury and the surrounding area, someone with the skills and passion to engage the community in line with the agreed project activity plan.  They will need to demonstrate an innovative and exciting approach to event and activity development.  With a clear understanding of the need for sustainability to be built in to everything we deliver. An existing dedicated cohort of volunteers will offer opportunities for leadership and the need to recruit and engage more volunteers and supporters will offer the opportunity to build a strong team. 

This is an exciting opportunity for you if you are used to working on your own initiative in delivering projects and reporting great outcomes and outputs within a defined timeframe and budget. There’ll be opportunities to get creative in working with a designer on interpretation too.

The role will be focused on St Mary’s but there will be times to work from home too, with occasional travel across England to attend national and regional meetings and events.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please APPLY NOW to begin your application.

You’ll be asked to submit a CV and a short supporting statement (max 2 sides A4) outlining why you’d like to apply and how you fulfil the person specification for this post.


Alternatively, if you’re not ready to apply just yet but would like some more information, please feel free to contact Judith Patrick, Head of Region, North on [email protected] 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Thursday 13th October 2022.

The interviews will take place at St Mary’s, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 26th October 2022. Please note that the interview date has 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 contact us. 

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.

Project Officer Job Description.pdf


Judith Patrick