Rural Churches for Everyone Project Officer
Part-time (22.5 hours), 16 month temporary contract
£19,652 per annum (£32,753 FTE)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Officer 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 42 rural churches this project will help us deliver a key strand of our growing church bringing hope change programme.
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 promoting the value of historic places of worship to 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 Diocese.
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 10th August 2020
Interview date: Thursday, 13th August 2020
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