Diocesan Head of Environment

Appointment Type: Full time, permanent.

Working Hours: 35 hours per week, with some flexible working required

Location: Time will be split between Wardley Hall, Wardley Hall Rd, Worsley, Manchester M28 2ND and Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Salary: £ Competitive based on skills and experience


The Diocese of Salford is seeking to recruit a suitably experienced and qualified practitioner to provide strategic leadership and direction to support the delivery of environmental practices across the Diocese of Salford and beyond. They will be a highly motivated and well-organised professional, able to lead on the development and implementation of environmental policies and programmes to support transformation in keeping with Pope Francis’s Laudato Si Encyclical, throughout the Diocese. This will include responsibility for managing the development and maintenance of the Diocese’s flagship Laudato Si Centre.

What we’re looking for:

A dynamic and enthusiastic individual with a practical working knowledge and experience of implementing environmental practices and programmes. The successful candidate will possess sound financial planning skills and a demonstrable ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of key stakeholders. They will be able to foster collaboration and nurture successful partnerships to support and deliver on environmental practice and associated human transformation.

What you’ll need:

  • Be educated to graduate level or above, with a relevant degree in environmental science/studies.
  • A minimum of 5 years working in a similar role within a medium/large and diverse organisation
  • A sound and demonstrable understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and the Laudato Si Encyclical together with their practical application to human transformation
  • A persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Sound financial planning and budgeting skills
  • Demonstrable personal and professional commitment to environmental sustainability

Travel around the Diocese will be necessary and the post holder will have access to their own vehicle for which essential user mileage will be paid. The nature of the duties of the successful candidate are that it will inevitably on occasion be necessary to work outside designated hours as the demands of the role require.

The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of harm. The post holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 31st July 

Head of Environment Employee Application Form

Head of Environment Job Description and Person Specification

Head of Environment – Letter to Applicants

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