Environmental Sustainability Officer (Church Buildings)

The Church of England


Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they
belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people
contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and
whatever their background.

The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division (CCB) supports the conservation
and development of the Church of England’s cathedrals and church buildings and their contents
and churchyards for worship, mission and community engagement. The division provides support
for the statutory bodies, the Church Buildings Council and the Statutory Advisory Committee on
Closing Churches and the Cathedral Fabric Commission for England, and works increasingly
closely with other divisions within the NCIs.

The Cathedral and Church Buildings (CCB) team are in search of an
Environmental Sustainability Officer (Church Buildings, including Cathedrals) who will be the
lead officer in the Division on environmental sustainability relating to buildings.

Your role will be mainly concerned with supporting the environmental
 and resilience of church buildings, and also working with the Net Zero
Carbon team on the ambitious target of 2030 set by General Synod as this relates to church
buildings. The latter includes delivering the Net Zero Carbon Demonstrator Project.

You will also support the policy priorities of the Division, working with the
senior team to identify relevant areas for policy work and support their implementation at
national and regional levels.

This is a part time post working 28 Hours per week. The full time salary of
£44,359 will be prorated for the hours worked giving a prorated salary of £35,487 per year.

Your normal place of work is Church House, Westminster, but a hybrid working
arrangement can be negotiated
. In addition, you will be required to travel regularly
(by public transport or by car) to church buildings and conference venues around the country,
with some overnight stays as necessary – appropriate travel and accommodation expenses will be

To arrange an informal conversation, please contact [email protected]

Interviews will be held on the 12 June 2023.

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 and disabled people.

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.

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