Church Buildings Officer


The Oxford Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) are currently seeking a Church Buildings Officer to help support the long-term sustainable future of the historic church buildings across the diocese and help individual congregations to care for them and adapt them for today’s needs.

Working directly with the Senior Church Buildings Officer, the individual will be responsible for:

  • managing, processing and assisting with DAC casework (including formal DAC site visits), providing pre-application advice, project management support and managing the consultation processes with amenity societies;
  • making recommendations to the DAC committee as necessary and utilising delegated authority to progress cases outside of the committee structure;
  • supporting the Senior Church Buildings Officer in proactive projects to ensure the long-term sustainability of churches within the Diocese;
  • assisting in providing information, training and guidance for parishes in all aspects of managing their churches.

You will be from an architectural, surveying or conservation officer background with strong knowledge of conservation techniques and philosophy. Ideally, you will have or be willing to work towards IHBC (Institute of Historic Building Conservation) accreditation. A keen eye for detail and the skills to manage stakeholders will be essential.

Hours:                  37 hours per week
Contract:             Initially offered on a fixed term one-year contract, with the potential to become permanent.
Salary scale:       £30,879 to £33,254 per annum
Location:             Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1GF

We offer a range of benefits including an on-site café, free parking, enhanced pension scheme and a chance to work with great colleagues in an attractive modern office environment.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Liz Kitch, Senior Church Buildings Officer on 01865 208229

For further details are available below:

Job Description     Application Form     Recruitment Monitoring Form   Privacy Notice

To apply, please email your completed application form along with a covering letter and recruitment monitoring form to

Closing date for receipt of applications is 9:00am Tuesday 10th November 2020

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 25th November 2020

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented across the Diocese.