Project Manager, Rural Churches for Everyone

Part-time (22.5 hours), 15 month temporary contract

£19042 pa (£31,737 pa FTE)

Increasing to £20,044 pa (£33,407 pa FTE) after successful 6 month probation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Manager to join us to deliver our Rural Churches for Everyone Project (funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Inspiring Ideas Programme).  Building on our unique heritage of church buildings, our aim is to explore new ways of helping rural places of worship become more resilient and able to adapt to their changing environment.  Focusing on the future sustainability of church buildings in four rural benefices, this project will help us deliver a key strand of our growing church bringing hope change programme. For more information about the project,

Working with the project partnership and a team of specialists and local volunteers, you will co-ordinate the delivery of a range of project activities and provide advice and guidance on regeneration plans and heritage projects.  Key is building local capacity and increasing the value of historic places of worship for local communities.  

You should have significant experience of project management and community working ideally within a conservation or historic buildings environment.  Building relationships with a diverse range of people combined with passion and enthusiasm for historic churches/buildings are important.

You should have empathy with the mission and ethos of the Church of England and be able to subscribe to the ethos and values of the Dioceses.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact 
Chris Elder, Transformation & Strategy Programme Manager, on 0191 270 4138.

Based at Church House, North Shields, the role will require travel throughout the Diocese of Newcastle.

Closing date: 10.00 am Monday 21st June 2021

Interview date: in the week commencing 28th June 2021

For further information including a job description and application pack, please see the links below. 

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Job description

Application form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Disclosure of Convictions Form

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