The Church Commissioners for England wish to appoint a professionally qualified Case Officer to work alongside Dioceses in the North West region of England to settle the future and disposal of closed church properties.
This is a unique role. You will be part of a regionally located specialist national team who pro-actively deal with the legislative processes and sensitive issues associated with settling the future and disposal of closed churches including providing specialist advice on the suitability of proposed uses together with property and planning issues.
You will be able to use your initiative and professional skills to negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders including dioceses, local authorities, parish councils, Historic England, agents, legal representatives, local residents, community organisations and purchasers.
Professionally qualified (MRTPI / RICS / RIBA / IHBC or equivalent), you will ideally have experience of working with buildings of historic significance. You will be a self-motivated ‘team player’ with good communication and IT skills and be able to travel extensively to fulfil the duties of the post.
Location: North-West region currently including the Blackburn, Carlisle, Chester, Liverpool, and Manchester dioceses. Flexible working between home and the Blackburn diocese office or another diocesan office in the region, subject to agreement.
The Church of England is for everyone, and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds.
Interviews will be held w/c 27th June 2022.
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.