National Churches Trust: Church Support Officer

£22,000 – £28,000 (depending on experience)
Full time, fixed term contract (12 months with possibility of extension)
Office based in London

Are you inspired by church architecture? Are you fascinated by the history of churches and want them to remain part of our heritage and a vital part of community life? Are you experienced in assessing funding applications and supporting historic buildings to be well maintained and sustainable?

As the independent, UK-wide charity supporting churches, chapels and meeting houses of all Christian denominations, the National Churches Trust supports and promotes church buildings of historic, architectural and community value by inspiring support, preserving heritage and promoting sustainability. Our aims are to help maintain the UK’s heritage of church buildings and to enhance their ability to serve local communities; and to promote the benefit to communities of church buildings and to inspire everyone to value and enjoy them.

Grant funding is at the heart of our work. The Trust allocates in the region of £1.2m of funds across Cornerstone, Gateway, Foundation and Micro-grant grant schemes annually. The grants team is also responsible for recommendations to a number of trusts and foundations each year. Another priority for the Trust is developing new projects to help churches become sustainable and well maintained, and our partnership work, such as with local churches trusts, funders and other organisations.

The opportunity has arisen for a new Church Support Officer to join our Church Support team. The post-holder will assist with assessment and administration for our grant programmes, and have the necessary knowledge and skills to implement robust management and maintenance schemes which will assist with the sustainability of churches. You will have excellent organisational and planning skills, be able to manage a varied workload and be an effective team player based from our office in London.

Applications are welcome both from new graduates as well as more experienced applicants.

If you are interested in finding out more, an information pack can be downloaded via our website here. More information about the Trust’s work can also be found on our website www.nationalchurchestrust.org.

To apply, please send a CV together with covering letter to Catherine Townsend via Catherine.townsend@nationalchurchestrust.org.

Closing date: Noon Friday 13 March 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 25 March 2020 (Westminster, London)

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