This is an exciting opportunity to help support the long-term sustainable future of historic church buildings across Exeter Diocese and assist individual parishes and wider Mission Communities to care for these assets and manage change.
To be successful in this role you will have a developed understanding and experience of building conservation, churches and their history and be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. planning, history, archaeology, architectural history). You will be able to make sound decisions on complex and potentially contentious issues and work under pressure to prioritise and meet deadlines.
The Church Buildings Adviser will work directly with the Senior Church Buildings Adviser on a diverse range of tasks including:
The post will involve travel to churches across the diocese and a Full UK driving licence is essential.
The Church Buildings Adviser role requires a high degree of proficiency across the domains of:
The Senior Adviser will be required to apply for a Basic disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service in connection with this role.
Extensive travel will be involved due to the geographical location of parishes.
The job reports to the Senior Adviser – Church Buildings & DAC Secretary and will work closely with:
The main duties and responsibilities for the Church Buildings Adviser include;
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate that they hold the following specifications:
The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. We are a family of Christians, worshipping God in many different settings and groups. We are led by the Bishop of Exeter, and governed by Diocesan Synod which is made up of representatives from across the Diocese.
The central office is the Old Deanery, Exeter, where there is a team of around 50 Diocesan staff whose work is arranged to focus on a number of the goals of the Diocesan vision and strategy, ‘Grow in Prayer, Make new Disciples and Serve the People of Devon with Joy’. These staff work in the following teams: Education, Mission & Ministry, Church & Society, Communications, Property & Church Buildings, Finance, Safeguarding, Vocations, Synod Office, Archdeacons Secretaries, Counselling & Pastoral Care Service and our exciting new Growing the Rural Church Project.
To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org by phone: 01392 294959 or by post:
The Old Deanery
Closing date for applications: 15 November 2019
Shortlisted candidates notified: 20 November 2019
Interviews to be held: 27 November 2019
If you would like to find out more about the Diocese of Exeter please visit our website: http://exeter.anglican.org/
For more information on the DBS Code of Practice please visit the Gov.co.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice