Engagement Officer x3 - Bats in Churches Project

The Church of England

Westminster, London (Home-worker), Midlands or Norwich
£30,159 - £32,700 after probation

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: cofe/TP/51/1018

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 19th November 2018   2 days left


This role is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative project driving forwards a novel partnership approach to provide help and support to places of worship where bats are having a negative impact on historic fabric and the use of the building.

A partnership of five organisations (Natural England, Church of England’s Church Buildings Council, Bat Conservation Trust, Historic England, Churches Conservation Trust) led by Natural England, has been successful in its Bats in Churches project application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Heritage Grants funding stream.

The project now needs 3 experienced Engagement Officers to help deliver the Activity Plan and represent the Bats in Churches project at our 102 project churches.

Post Introduction

The Engagement Officers will form part of a small team reporting directly to the Project Manager and working closely with the Training and Survey and Communications Officers, representing the project at churches within their geographic area. 

We are looking for 3 innovative and enthusiastic individuals with experience of community engagement, to work in the following locations :

  • London base (Home-worker or based at Church House, Westminster)
  • West Midlands/Midlands base (Home-worker)
  • Norwich base (Norwich Diocesan Office)

Working to the activity plan, you will bring together churches, communities and bats in this ground breaking project. With strong diplomacy and relationship management skills, you will be responsible for establishing rapport and trust with church communities and communicating positively with a diverse range of partners.

You will demonstrate initiative and resilience with the ability to plan, manage and deliver successfully against project targets.

*When applying, please state which location you would prefer in your application.

Interviews are expected to be held on the 10th/11th December 2018

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