Diocesan Buildings Officer Post Available in Arundel & Brighton Diocese
Reporting to the Financial Secretary, the Buildings Officer assists with the management of Diocesan property, ensuring that all sites are appropriately maintained, residential property is appropriately let, and Parish Priests are assisted with the selection of suitable third parties for support with property matters locally.
The Diocese of Arundel & Brighton covers the city of Brighton & Hove, the counties of East and West Sussex, and Surrey outside the London boroughs. We have 85 parishes and 65 schools serving our Catholic community. The Diocesan Trust is a substantial charity with approximately 500 employees (excluding clergy).
This role is a central resource for monitoring the five-yearly programme of parish condition surveys and following up with parishes to support and encourage the completion of appropriate works. The Buildings Officer is responsible for updating a database of Diocesan properties and monitoring issues such as the need to remind parishes where tenancy renewals are due.
In addition, the post holder is a key member of the Diocesan Health and Safety Committee, the first line of support for parishes and Diocesan agencies in ensuring that compliance with Health and Safety is maintained and documented within our online system. Helping parishes to observe Health and Safety requirements is a key aspect of this role, including promoting awareness and compliance with 2015 Construction Design and Management regulations.
Suitable training and support will be given in all these areas where required.
The Buildings Officer is also responsible for communicating developments in Diocesan guidance on property matters, including updating the property sections of the Parish Administration Manual. The development and maintenance of a list of approved suppliers for parish maintenance work, quinquennial surveys and various inspections is also an ongoing task for this role.
The Buildings Officer should be sympathetic towards the aims and ethos of the Catholic Church.
The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary and a 15% non-contributory pension scheme. This is a full-time role based in the Diocese’s administrative office in Hove.
Please contact Sarah Kilmartin: telephone: 01273 859705 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and job description.
Closing date: 24th November 2017, interviews in Hove on 30th November.