St Pol de Leon Church, Paul, Penzance are looking to appoint a Participation Officer (0.6 FTE) to support the development and delivery of an activity programme as part of a wider project to preserve and enhance the church.

18 month fixed term contract on a self-employed basis (June 2017 – November 2018)
Salary: £20,000 per annum pro rata at 0.6 FTE.

Purpose of role:

This post is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the St Pol de Leon Church Development Project. The primary focus of this project is to preserve a First World War memorial window but also includes engaging with the community so that the church can expand and enhance its use of the building.


Main duties / responsibilities:

  • Supporting the development and delivery of the interpretation plan for the church including co-ordination of an oral history project and a celebration event in November 2018.
  • Supporting the team to deliver the ‘Activity Plan’ which includes a programme of activities for church visitors, local communities, young people, and volunteers.
  • Coordinate the work of freelancers and volunteers who are engaged to deliver activities described in the Activity Plan.
  • Support the Cluster Business Manager to develop a strategy to ensure future sustainability.


Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of the heritage and cultural sectors in Cornwall
  • Experience of engaging a wide range of audiences with heritage, including those who are under-served by the heritage sector
  • Experience of working with volunteers


If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Kate Picknett, Penlee Cluster Business Manager for further details at

Application deadline:  12th April 2017

Interviews:  Week commencing 24th April 2017