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Buildings Advisor 


The Anglican Diocese of Islands and Inlets is seeking a Buildings Advisor to work with our parish representatives on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The Advisor will document various project management, design, construction and property management projects, and advise both diocesan committees and parish representatives on buildings maintenance and operational projects that fall between $20,000 and $200,000. The Advisor will maintain flexible working hours (days, evenings, weekends) to see projects through from inception to completion.

The Advisor supports and liaises with the Parish Rep through the governance process and reports to the diocesan Executive Director. 

The Advisor is responsible for writing project briefs and status reports; ensuring quality of design, construction, products and services; obtaining quotes from vendors and contractors; verifying that projects are covered by WorkSafe BC and proper insurance is in place; keeping all stakeholders up-to-date on a regular basis; moving projects through the Finance Committee, Operations Committee, and Diocesan Council for consideration and approvals; as well as assisting with project funding planning. 

Relationship building, project guidance, and effective communication are key skills required for this role. Every project is an opportunity to increase the understanding and connection between the parish and the diocese. The Advisor ensures that all parties on the project team are aware of their roles and responsibilities, that the Parish Rep has the necessary knowledge and experience to manage the project through to completion, while demonstrating to community members that each parish and the diocese understand and support the needs of the community, and treating people with dignity and respect in all situations. 

The Advisor must possess excellent verbal and written English communication skills, high attention to detail, strong listening and organizing skills, enthusiasm for change and adaptation, and a positive, optimistic attitude.  

We are looking for an individual who has a background (minimum of five years) in one or more of the following fields: project management, construction, property management, and the following skills/experience: 

·         advanced computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft 365 (especially Word, Excel, and Outlook) 

·         risk management processes 

·         demonstrated collaborative abilities  

·         awareness of the Anglican polity and ethos and how buildings and grounds support and enable the implementation of the Church ministry 

Candidates must possess a valid BC Driver’s License, be able to travel reliably to visit various parishes across the Island (from Oak Bay to Port Hardy), have a cell phone (subsidy available), have a sense of humour, be physically able to move within a building structure (stairs, vertical movement, tight spaces, etc), be able to work in any environment (office, home, auto, on site, etc.), be able to provide a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector search, complete Safe Church training (provided), and abide by the diocesan policies. 

This is a permanent part-time position of 8 -12 hours per week. Wage is $35-$50/hour based on experience and qualifications. 

About the Anglican Diocese of Islands & Inlets 

The Diocese of Islands & Inlets is an equitable employer that operates on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Broughton Archipelago. As an institution we acknowledge the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwaka'wakw nations whose relationship with these lands and waters is ongoing. We acknowledge our role in the historic dispossession of land, language, and culture, and are committed to being a part a reconciliatory path forward. We are a regional expression of the Anglican Church of Canada, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are a progressive church where seekers are welcome to receive communion, baptism, marriage, and ordination on an equal basis. 

To apply for this job, email a cover letter and resume to Brendon Neilson, Executive Director at by June 14, 2024.