Director for Cathedral and Church Buildings

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Flexible, with c. 1-3 days per week in London and/or potentially elsewhere

The Church of England is a church for the whole nation, for all people in all places. Our 16,000 churches and cathedrals, 12,500 of which are listed, form a treasured part of our national life - highly valued and frequently visited by members of the public, as well as being used for worship and service in parishes and communities across the country.

The Director for Cathedral and Church Buildings leads the team which supports parishes, cathedrals and dioceses with their buildings, enabling them to be used to best missional effect and ensuring their protection, enhancement, conservation and appropriate adaptation. We are keen to speak to people who are passionate about the Church of England’s ministry, and the vital role its buildings play, who see what a vital mission resource they are, and who also appreciate the wonderful part of the nation’s and church’s heritage that they represent.

The Director works with a wide range of stakeholders, including volunteers, clergy and staff, and engages with government and the heritage sector, as well as supporting the work to reduce the Church’s carbon footprint in line with our ambitious Net Zero Carbon 2030 goal.

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Closing date: 30th October 2022

In the National Church Institutions (NCIs), we support the mission and ministries of the Church of England. We work with parishes, dioceses, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries, and with national and international partners including mission agencies, and other denominations and faith groups.-.

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