Historic Chapels Trust Local Community Officer, The Churches Conservation Trust


Salary: £24,437 - £28,749 per annum, plus pensions & benefits

Hours: 36 hours per week

Location: Office based in Leeds, or could be home based, depending on geography

Term: One year, with possible two annual extensions subject to funding

Exploring beautiful places with like-minded people to champion special buildings.

The Local Community Officer will work with communities at 20 chapels owned by The Historic Chapels Trust by making new contacts and strengthening relationships with committees to help these special buildings thrive as visitor attractions and venues for events.

Historic chapels have special history and architecture, so sharing their story is a big part of the role. But they also rely on local committees and supporters making the best of them, through concerts, exhibitions, lectures, housekeeping and day to day admin. Many are still used for services, but they have also found other uses, such as a dance school!

We’re looking for candidates who live in the North of the country where half of the chapels are located, but someone who is also keen to travel throughout England and who can make the most of creative relationships to bring together a plan for each chapel.

This post is supported by specialists, so you don’t need a background in historic buildings or places of worship. Instead it represents a fantastic opportunity to get to know lovely places and their communities, and fulfil their interests in using these wonderful sites.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter, stating why you are suitable for this position to

If you require any additional information or to talk about this post informally, please contact or  contact the recruiting manager  Judith Patrick on 07887 728206

For further information please visit

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 30 August 2019

Interviews: Thursday 12 September 2019

The Churches Conservation Trust is an equal opportunities employer
Registered charity number: 258612