Church Buildings Officers (x 2 roles)

Church Buildings Officers

Full-time 3-year fixed term (37 hours per week) – Salary £30,879 per annum

Part-time 1-year maternity cover (21 hours per week) – Salary £30,879 pro-rata per annum

The Oxford Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) are currently seeking two Church Buildings Officers 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 individuals 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.

Salary scale:       £30,879 per annum (pro-rata for part-time role)

Location:             Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1GF

Job Term:            3 year fixed-term contract / 1 year fixed-term contract

Closing date:      9:00am Monday 9 March 2020

Interviews:         Monday 16 and Thursday 19 March 2020

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

Further details, including job descriptions and application form, are available below:

Job Description – 3 year fixed term role

Job Description – 1 year fixed term role (maternity cover)

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