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Two vacancies have become available for roles working with church buildings in the Diocese of Leeds.

The first role is for a DAC Secretary, who will work to administer the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure and the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules alongside the Diocesan Advisory Committee. S/he will be required to manage the DAC team whilst supporting parishes to maintain and develop church buildings with care and efficiency. S/he will have regular contact with clergy, parish officers and archdeacons, and will liaise with architects and surveyors. S/he will work closely with colleagues in the Mission and Pastoral and Buildings for Mission Teams and with other colleagues.

The second role is for an Assistant DAC Secretary, which is a senior administrative role relating to church buildings. S/he will maintain, administer and further develop administrative systems and processes, including the online faculty system. S/he will offer advice and guidance to church officers and clergy; arrange and attend site visits as necessary.

Applications for both roles close on Monday, 27 March.

Further information can be found on the Diocesan website: here.

Be part of our innovative Bats in Churches partnership project and help engage new and existing audiences. This exciting role will work closely with church communities, ecologists, volunteers and architects to understand the issues and facilitate on site discussions. In addition you will be researching and consulting potential audiences needs and piloting community engagement approaches with the aim of developing an activity plan for the next phase of the project.

You'll have direct experience of community engagement and be proficient at collaborative working with a range of stakeholders. If this sounds like you take a look at the Engagement Officer post here. But be quick, applications need to be in by Sunday 26th March.

We are looking for an Office Manager to come and support the busy and friendly team working in our London office.

You will take responsibility for keeping a busy team functioning at full capacity and will be instrumental to delivering excellent service to those we work with. You will be the primary point of contact for churches and cathedrals wanting to access our advice and online services, and will work closely with the Director ensuring diaries are up to date, meetings and events properly planned and information collated and shared as needed. In return we can offer an outstanding opportunity to learn about some of England's finest buildings and to play an active part in keeping them open for everyone.

You will bring excellent interpersonal and administrative skills, an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and a passion for delivering excellent customer service.  Your experience will include office management and the ability to co-ordinate multiple and complex diaries. To thrive in this role you will need to enjoy working within a team setting and have an eye for detail as well as a cheerful and positive attitude towards getting things done well.

For a full job description and to apply please click here. Closing date 27 March 2017.

Help churches save money and switch to green energy. Shrinking the Footprint has partnered with Tearfund and Christian Aid to create this exciting new role coordinating the next phase of the Big Church Switch.  

Recruitment for this post has now closed.