Community Engagement Officer

Churches Conservation Trust

We’re looking for a Community Engagement Officer to join a talented team to inspire and empower communities to support their historic places of worship. This is a fundamental role within our West regional team, internally the role is known as Local Community Officer.

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 22 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.

Salary: £28,300, plus pension and benefits
Hours/days: 36 hours net per week, including occasional evenings and weekends
Location: Home-based, within 45 minutes travel time of Winchester in Hampshire, looking after churches in Berkshire, Dorset and Hampshire

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8am on Monday 15th July 2024.

Please note there is a two-stage interview process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a familiarisation visit on Tuesday 6th August 2024 in Berkshire. This will be followed by interviews on Friday 9th August 2024 via Teams. Please note that the interview dates have been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel.

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