Data Support Officer

Posted 24 days agoExpires in 1 day
£26,954 - £28,983 per year (London based) pro rata

Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division (ChurchCare) supports the preservation and development of the Church of England’s 42 cathedrals and 16,000 church buildings (12,500 of which are listed) for worship, mission and community engagement. The division provides support for the statutory bodies, the Church Buildings Council and the Statutory Advisory Committee on Closing Churches and the Cathedral Fabric Commission for England.

The Division carries out its work according to three principles:

  • We work to make the Church of England visible, relevant and accessible to all by maintaining the national profile of church buildings
  • We help dioceses, cathedrals and churches to grow by getting the best out of their church buildings
  • We champion churches, working to ensure their contributions to the spiritual, social and economic life of England are understood and appreciated

As Data Support Officer, you will provide excellent and responsive support to the Division’s work by collecting, collating and disseminating heritage and environmental information about our church buildings to parishes, dioceses, heritage professionals and members of the public through the Church Heritage Record.

We would like to hear from you if you have the ability, motivation and commitment to give to this post on a part time basis working 14 hours per week (2 days) on a fixed term contract which is expected to last for 6 months.

Interviews will be held on the 1st October 2021.

In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.

The Role

  • Assist the Digital Projects Manager in updating records on the division’s web-based database (Church Heritage Record). Collating data into an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Aggregate data from archaeological, conservation, environmental, and heritage reports that come via the Online Faculty System (Church of England’s planning portal) into the Church Heritage Record.
  • Enter renewable energy and audit data into the Church Heritage Record.
  • Crop, resize and edit digital photographs taken during the division’s site visits using photo editing software to enable their incorporation on the Church Heritage Record.
  • Provide support to our dioceses by assisting diocesan staff with entering information into the Church Heritage Record.
  • Assist the Digital Projects Manager with the manual entry of data from the division’s archival collections into the Church Heritage Record.

General duties and responsibilities:

  • Performing day-to-day office tasks including (but not limited to) answering emails and telephone enquiries about the Church Heritage Record and assisting with filing.
  • Assisting the Digital Projects Manager to promote the heritage of our church buildings by sharing interesting stories and posting photographs through the division’s social media accounts.
  • Taking minutes at meetings.
  • Attending staff meetings (remotely) on the first Monday of every month.

The Requirements


  • Experience in data entry with proven accuracy.
  • Experience in reading reports and extracting relevant information.
  • Administrative experience.
  • Good IT skills, including experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Access.
  • Research skills.
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative.
  • Ability to follow an established process or set of instructions.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated and reliable.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team.
  • Willingness to be involved in continuing personal and professional development.
  • A Level or equivalent, including History.


  • Good understanding of religious and architectural history, and archaeology.
  • Experience of Historic Environment Records.
  • Experience in writing emails to internal and external stakeholders in a workplace environment.
  • Experience in working with and training volunteers.
  • Ability to use various Social Media software programmes.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of heritage protection in England.
  • Experience in working with archives.
  • Sympathy with the ethos of the Church of England.

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

Excellence, Respect, Integrity

We follow these three values in everything we do, whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith. To learn more about working for National Church Institutions and our benefits, please click here

As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.

As a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to ensuring that everyone, job applicants, customers and other people with whom we deal, are treated fairly and not subject to discrimination. We will do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We continuously review our policies and processes to support our aim to create a workforce as diverse as the nation the Church of England serves..