Work With Us

Church Development Officer

The Diocesan Church Buildings Team provides support and conservation advice to parishes on the maintenance, use and development of their church buildings and churchyards. There is an increasing focus on the creative use of church buildings for the benefit of the wider community, as well as developing church tourism initiatives so that visitors can experience our unique and distinctive sacred heritage.

As leader of this team the Church Development Officer will oversee and manage all support for parishes managing and developing their churches, liaising with other Diocesan Officers in ministry, parish resources and education, thinking strategically, and providing proactive advice to parishes, considering the needs of the buildings and the mission of the parish:

  • Lead on diocese-wide projects to improve management of buildings and relations with communities, in working towards the Diocesan Vision, Where Faith Matters.
  • Support parishes in planning and managing the ongoing care of their buildings, working with external professionals and partner organisations as necessary.
  • Assist parishes in exploring additional uses for their buildings and developing relations with their local communities.
  • Manage the work of the Church Buildings Administrator in smooth management of the work of the Diocesan Advisory and Churches & Pastoral Committees, the faculty process, inspection of buildings, and parish relationships.

Ideally applicants will have significant experience in historic building conservation, heritage, archaeology, conservation, planning or an allied subject, with experience working in churches, recruiting and managing staff and volunteers.

Hours: full time permanent post (37.5 hours per week over 5 days) with occasional evening or weekend working.

Salary: £38,057 per annum

For an informal discussion about the post and a full recruitment pack please contact:

Mr James Laing, Diocesan Secretary
Llandaff Diocesan Office, Coychurch, Bridgend
(01656) 868864

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 13 December 2019
Interviews: week beginning 16 December 2019