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Church Buildings Officer and DAC Secretary - Diocese

by Michael Ford last modified 27 Nov, 2020 05:15 PM

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 successful 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 works 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.

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 serves 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.

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Applications via email should be returned to .

The closing date for applications for this post is 5pm on Tuesday 15th December.

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