ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF
FRIENDS OF FRIENDLESS CHURCHES
The Friends of Friendless Churches is a small London based charity which saves beautiful historic churches and chapels throughout England and Wales from demolition, decay or inappropriate conversion. We currently own fifty churches open to visitors and we also encourage their use by the local community.
The Friends share a member of staff and a membership scheme with the Ancient Monuments Society, working out of a listed building in the City of London.
With the imminent retirement of its highly respected Director, Matthew Saunders, the Friends now seek a full time Director with energy, enthusiasm and vision to further develop the charity. Trustees wish to increase the number of churches that the Friends save and to continue to play a leading role in the future of historic churches.
This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished professional who can balance a strategic role with managing a portfolio of church buildings throughout England and Wales. You therefore should have sound leadership, management, and fundraising skills and be friendly, efficient and effective working with Trustees, volunteers and a small but committed team.
This role requires travel (frequently alone) to churches across England and Wales which are often in remote locations and beyond public transport routes. The churches may also be undergoing repair (active building sites). A clean driving licence is essential.
A candidate brief and application form is available for download at the bottom of the page. Applicants are requested to apply by email only please to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the form provided, accompanied by a CV and a covering letter which should tell us why you are fitted to the role.
The deadline for submission is 11.59 pm on 24th October 2017.
Salary will be c.£43,000 depending on qualifications and experience. The post is permanent and is subject to a six months probationary period. It is pensionable with an employer’s additional contribution of 6%. There are 28 days annual leave. The starting date is negotiable.