Diocesan Churches Inspector
Salary: £38,517.41 - £43,578.81 (Diocesan Payscale F)
Hours/Term: Full time (34 hours per week), Permanent
Location: The Diocesan Office, Abergwili, Carmarthen (significant travelling required within the Diocese and occasionally outside of the Diocese, for which expenses are payable)
The Diocese of St Davids offers an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified professional to join our team as a Diocesan Churches Inspector. The church building portfolio is varied and covers the beautiful counties of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion in West Wales.
The post holder will be required to assess the condition of all church buildings across the Diocese, on a quinquennial basis, advising each Local Ministry Area (LMA) and the Diocese on prioritised requirements for their maintenance, repair and improvement. Ideally, you will be a Chartered Building Surveyor or Architect or hold a similar qualification with at least five years practical experience in the building industry. It will be essential for you to demonstrate good knowledge of historic and listed buildings and building conservation, preferably with a recognised building conservation qualification. You will also have up-to-date and sound knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, CDM regulations and other relevant statutory requirements.
We require an excellent verbal and written communicator, with strong people-skills with an ability to liaise with a wide variety of individuals and organisations in order to deliver efficient and effective results in relation to Diocesan churches. You will also need to possess the ability and experience to mentor the continuing professional development of the Diocesan Property Officer/Surveyor.
You will need to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, coupled with a flexible and proactive approach to work. You will produce comprehensive, clear and understandable reports which will provide assistance to Local Ministry Areas when deciding on mission and expenditure priorities. You will also work with the Churches & Pastoral Committee to develop appropriate and coordinated building maintenance and repair arrangements to support LMA’s. There will be occasions when you will be required to oversee specific building projects, as agreed with the Diocesan Property Committee. Good financial acumen is a essential.
A motivated and dedicated individual, you will produce a Local Ministry Area Strategic Property Plan in order to identify future requirements and/or new opportunities for existing buildings. You will also be sensitive in your approach to the identification of churches that may need to be closed.
As the role will require extensive travel, a full and current driving licence will be necessary.
Empathy with the ethos of the Church in Wales is desirable.
The ability to speak Welsh would be an advantage.
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Closing date 16 April 2021.
Interviews for this post will take place on the 5 May 2021.