Church Buildings Officer and DAC Secretary

Posted 15 days agoExpires in 18 hours
Salisbury
Permanent
£30562 - £34887

We are looking for a dynamic individual with experience in the field of heritage, conservation, architecture or planning surveying, to lead our busy Church Buildings team and manage two team members. This team supports the work of the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) in advising and assisting parishes in their care for church buildings and churchyards, recognising that these are places of worship that balance mission, worship and wider community use, with care and conservation.

The team interacts with parishes on a daily basis and therefore the successrful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders with varying needs and expectations. The team work in a fast paced environment and the postholder must be able to remain calm under pressure, be highly organised and able to successfully prioritise and manage team tasks. This role will appeal to candidates who meet the person specification, enjoy challenges and possess the ability to continuously review and improve processes and ways of working.

This post will be based with the team at Church House, Salisbury.

Interviews will take place week commencing 30th November.

Job Purpose:

To support the work of the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) in advising and assisting parishes in their care for Church buildings and churchyards; recognising that these are places of worship that balance mission, worship, and wider community use, with care and conservation. With the support of a small team, manage and administer the Care of Churches Measure, the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules (FJRs), List B and church quinquennial processes in the Diocese.

  • .Operate stages of Faculty Application Procedure using the Online Faculty System (OFS)
  • Operate procedures relating to Church Buildings Informal Advice and List B Schemes
  • Facilitate the running of the Diocesan Advisory Committee and other key meetings
  • Provide support to the Archdeacons with the Diocesan Scheme for the Inspection of Churches - Quinquennials
  • Manage the work and profile of the Church Buildings team

Please see the Job Description for full details of duties and responsibilities.

Please see the Person Specification

The Diocese covers a large geographical area including most of Wiltshire, Dorset, three parishes in Hampshire and one parish in Devon. Much of this context is rural, whilst a significant part of our population lives in market towns and part of the coastal conurbation of Poole and North Bournemouth. As of June 2020, we have 132 Benefices and 436 parishes. There are 148 new worshipping communities. The Channel Islands too, will also be joining the Diocese shortly.

The Church Buildings team serve the whole diocese operating out of the Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) based at Church House in Salisbury. The purpose of the DBF is to provide high quality, efficient and cost effective services to parishes and local communities across the diocese.