School Buildings Support Officer

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£32110 to £33946

The Diocese of Leeds are looking to recruit a Church Schools Building Support Officer, required to start January 2024.

We wish to appoint a highly motivated, talented and effective professional to the post of Church School Buildings Support Officer. The successful applicant will contribute positively to our dynamic team promoting, supporting and delivering on the 2030 challenge of carbon net zero target and the sustainability agenda as well as supporting our on-going statutory work managing capital projects and advising school leaders across our family of 239 Church schools (including 11 Multi-Academy Trusts).

The world of managing and supporting Church School buildings and sites is a rather niche one, where no two days are the same. We are looking for someone who can work alongside and support our School Buildings Officer to deliver on all our statutory responsibilities, including capital grant allocation and project management. This role will also have a major and specific focus towards our ambitious plans to deliver on school sustainability and carbon net zero. You will therefore have a proven track record of, or quickly be able to develop your competency in, grant sourcing, estate and project management and allocation of capital grants. You will use your interpersonal skills and experience gained through previous roles and training to:

  • Build a strong professional relationship with a portfolio of Church of England Schools and Academies to enhance and enrich sustainability opportunities for all.
  • Contribute and bring expertise to the Diocesan Education Team including supporting, planning and delivery of its statutory responsibilities relating to Church School buildings and sites.
  • Take a role in implementing Saving Creation: Strategic Action on Climate Change initiatives in Church Schools and sites across the diocesan estate.
  • Respond to diocesan, local, regional and national educational strategy and initiatives, under the direction of the Director of Education.

We will provide you with opportunities for professional development and encourage you to take a role in the formulation and delivery of Diocesan education policy and practice. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a committed team, with a great reputation, who work openly and collaboratively in a culture of mutual support.

The Diocese of Leeds is geographically the biggest diocese in the country so a willingness to travel is a must. However, the huge range of schools we support, from rural Dales village schools to large urban academies in West Yorkshire, provides a richness to our daily work and professional development.

We would love to hear from you if you have the drive and desire to provide the best for our young people and schools.

A competitive package includes a competitive salary, flexi-time scheme, reimbursement of travelling expenses, an 8% non-contributory pension with an additional 5% matched contributions, hybrid working (50%), and 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and four customary days a year (between Christmas and New Year).

Further details can be found in our application pack.

Key dates:

Closing date: Midnight, Monday 23 October 2023

Shortlisting: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Interviews: Monday 6 November 2023

Held at Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required.

For more details about the role responsibilities, please see the attached information pack

For more details about the role responsibilities, please see the attached information pack

Our Values

The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:

  • Love God, the world and one another.
  • Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish,
  • Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.

The Diocese of Leeds is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.

Leeds Diocesan Board of Finance (The Board) is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and the workplace and in avoiding unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the Board will ensure that recruitment and selection, training and development, and promotion procedures result in no job applicant or employee receiving less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, class or caste, religious belief or lack of religious belief (unless this is an occupational requirement), disability, trade union membership or non-membership, gender or sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents or being a part-time or fixed-term worker. The Board’s objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities.

For clergy applying to this role, your Area/Suffragan Bishop must be informed of your applications at the earliest opportunity. Furthermore, you must seek a Diocesan Bishop’s Licence in order to be eligible for a new role, and please be aware that granting a licence is subject to a CCSL from your Area/Suffragan Bishop.

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