Historic Churches Support Officer

Diocese of Leicester

Do you have a passion for historic buildings? Can you tell a clerestory from a vestry or a nave from a narthex? And can you motivate and enthuse local people to care for their local church building?

If so, then you could be perfect for the role of Historic Churches Support Officer

The Diocese of Leicester has more than 300 church buildings in the county of Leicestershire and the vast majority are listed at Grade I and II*. These churches are a very precious part of the landscape and the spiritual, cultural and community life in the Diocese. They are important for those who gather for worship, for visitors and for the communities in which they are set.

In partnership with Historic England, the Diocese of Leicester wishes to appoint a Historic Churches Support Officer to help provide support for local parishes in their responsibility to care for their church buildings, working within the Church Buildings Team.

The postholder will bring knowledge of built heritage and a willingness to engage with the wider community to support the long term sustainable future of historic buildings used as Anglican places of worship.

Based from the diocesan offices in St Martins House in Leicester, the postholder will work and travel extensively throughout the Diocese, with hybrid working a possibility.

  • 3 year fixed-term post, full time (35 hours per week)
  • Based in Leicester (hybrid), with travel throughout Leicestershire
  • Salary: £36,000-£38,000

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 26 February at 12 noon

Interviews will be held in Leicester on Friday 8 March.

To apply for this job please visit www.leicester.anglican.org.