Our Eco Church programme helps churches of all different shapes, sizes and traditions along the journey of caring for the environment - from making rural churchyards wildlife-friendly to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by installing solar panels on urban rooftops, to speaking up for governments to act. The scheme is growing rapidly with over 4300 registered churches and over 1,600 awards given to date.
Purpose of Job:
To respond to the increasing demand for Eco Church and related denominational schemes and a need to enable churches to move faster and deeper, we are expanding our Eco Church support team.
We are seeking to recruit two Eco Church Officers for Northern England and Wales to mobilise many more churches across the country to take effective action on the environment through Eco Church. This new post will play a key role in assisting in the delivery of our strategic goal of seeing 25% of
churches in the UK committed to caring for creation by 2025. A wider aspect of the role is also to contribute to the other goals, such as that to see 75,000 acres of Christian-managed land working for nature and cutting carbon by 2026.
A Rocha UK
A Rocha UK is a Christian environmental charity specialising in nature conservation. It is part of the 20-country A Rocha international family.
Our purpose is to mobilise Christians and Churches to care for the natural environment. We do this through our practical nature conservation projects and by educating, inspiring and resourcing Churches, schools and individuals to care for the earth, including by campaigning on biodiversity and climate change.
We have a committed supporter base, run two community nature reserves and the growing national Eco Church scheme, and have an expanding national network of conservation partners.
A Rocha UK wants Christians to care for the environment - for God, for nature, and for everyone in their communities - as an expression of their faith.