Durham (City/Town)
Circa £32K PA + Benefits
15 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Based close to Durham City, the Buildings for Mission Secretary will provide specialist guidance and advice to help parishes across the Diocese of Durham manage their church buildings within the Church of England’s legal framework so that they provide a suitable environment for mission and ministry.

Working with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, they will use their understanding of the issues associated with the care, development and use of church buildings to be an effective first point of contact on all church building matters.

This a full-time permanent role as an employee of the Diocesan Board of Finance.

Suitable candidates will have:

A good understanding of the processes involved with the care of churches in the Church of England possibly as a member of a PCC or other CofE role.

A sympathetic understanding of the purposes of church buildings as centres of Christian worship and mission.

Knowledge/experience of the use of church buildings.

Knowledge/experience of conservation or heritage management in England including planning legislation and the operation of the CofE planning system.

Knowledge and interest in extended use of church buildings.

Involving frequent travel within the Diocese, the right candidate will be a good communicator, a team player and able to work creatively with colleagues.

This role might suit a person with a local authority planning background or similar.

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