Church Building Support Officer

  • Lay
  • Derby

Diocese of Derby

The Diocese of Derby has an exciting full-time opportunity [initially, 2yrs, ftc] for someone who can offer specialist front-line assistance to a focused group of local churches, in the care of building fabric and the advancement of the use of buildings in community engagement and diversification of purpose.

Working in a supportive team you will bring your professional skills to offer direct support and advice on building fabric matters. You will support grants distribution, aid in identifying additional funds and resources, and support community capacity building with local church leaders.

You will have worked professional knowledge of historic buildings management, fundraising and community engagement with enhanced skills in at least one of those areas. We need a team player who loves people as much as buildings and can help local communities to think creatively and imaginatively about their built assets whilst managing to keep their feet on the ground.

If you see yourself making a real difference as you work through the Derbyshire peaks and dales, industrial east and urban areas of our diocese, engaging with some of the most iconic churches in the country, then this could very well be the next step for you.

Apply today or, for an informal conversation about the role, feel free to contact Rev Canon Matt Barnes, Director of Discipleship, Mission & Ministry, 01332 388692.

Closing date: 3 December 2023

Interviews: TBC

Start: 3 January 2024

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