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Head of Learning & Participation

Canterbury Cathedral is an historic pilgrimage site dating back 1,400 years and welcoming more than a million visitors a year. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury and a working community at the heart of the city of Canterbury. The beauty of the building and its unique role in the nation’s history have inspired generations.

An experienced Head of Learning & Participation is required to contribute to a £19 million project entitled The Canterbury Journey, which will radically transform the accessibility and sustainability of one of the country’s most iconic buildings. It has recently been successful in a stage 1 application for a Heritage Lottery Fund major grant.

The post holder will be the Cathedral’s lead on the development and implementation of the interpretation, learning and community engagement elements of the project.

Applicants will need to have experience in successfully developing and delivering Learning & Participation strategies in a museum or heritage environment. Knowledge of HLF submission and funding processes will be desirable and experience in the specific fields of interpretation, learning and participation will be essential.  This challenging role will require a creative thinker with outstanding communication skills.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications
Friday 24th Oct 2014
Interviews are expected to be held on
Wednesday 5th Nov 2014

Head Gardener

An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of an experienced Head Gardener to coordinate, develop and maintain the gardens and grounds within the Cathedral Precincts. With over 1 million visitors each year to this World Heritage site, this is an excellent opportunity to use your gardening and leadership skills and experience to ensure the effective maintenance of the Cathedral grounds and surrounding properties.

You will be able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge of plants, an appreciation of gardening in a prestigious setting and you will also have experience of horticultural machinery and a current driving licence.  A holder of a RHS Level 3 Certificate in Horticulture or equivalent is essential and current pesticide spraying and chainsaw certificates would be useful.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications
Monday 27th Oct 2014

Receptionists – (Full-time, Part-Time and Casual positions available)

Candidates with previous hotel receptionist experience, a friendly demeanour, and excellent IT skills are sought to provide a professional reception service to the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.  Candidates must be available to work a variety of shifts including weekends and public holidays.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications
Thursday 30th Oct 2014

Conference & Banqueting Supervisor – 40 hours per week

The Conference & Banqueting Supervisor works closely with the Catering Manager ensuring that the highest professional standards and excellent customer service targets are met.  Candidates will be able to deal effectively with the full Conference & Banqueting function  for all food and beverage events, conferences and functions that the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge undertakes incorporating Front and Back of House areas.

The appointed person will have had at least 1 years’ experience in a similar role in a high volume conference and events environment specifically with experience of hosting weddings receptions, demonstrable interpersonal and customer service skills and able to give guidance and instruction to banqueting staff.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications
Thursday 6th Nov 2014

Conference & Banqueting Supervisor – Maternity Cover

The Conference & Banqueting Supervisor works closely with the Catering Manager ensuring that the highest professional standards and excellent customer service targets are met.  Candidates will be able to deal effectively with the full Conference & Banqueting function  for all food and beverage events, conferences and functions that the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge undertakes incorporating Front and Back of House areas.

The appointed person will have had at least 1 years’ experience in a similar role in a high volume conference and events environment specifically with experience of hosting weddings receptions, demonstrable interpersonal and customer service skills and able to give guidance and instruction to banqueting staff.

This is a temporary contract covering maternity leave commencing             January 2015 to end of June 2015.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications
Thursday 6th Nov 2014

Welcome Centre Supervisor (22 ½ hours per week)

The Welcome Centre is the welcoming face of the Cathedral and provides a first class and professional Ministry of Welcome to the many visitors that enter the Precincts.

The Welcome Centre Supervisor is responsible for the day to day supervision of the Welcome Centre and ‘front of house’ team. Excellent people management, communication and organisational skills are essential for this role.

This post is offered on a part time basis, working an average of 22 ½ hours a week, over 3 days to include weekends.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications
Friday 14th Nov 2014
Interviews are expected to be held on
Monday 24th Nov 2014

IT TECHNICIAN – Web & Digital Developer

We are seeking the above to design, develop, deploy and maintain server-side and client side code for a full range of products and services, including websites, microsites, database applications, social media, email marketing, apps and digital screens.  The post holder also provides Graphic Design support services for both printed and digital media.

Candidates will require a demonstrable portfolio of websites/web-work developed personally or with definable personal involvement using HTML5 and CSS3 without the use of WYSIWYG Tools and ideally substantial Web Developer experience in developing and maintaining public facing websites. Experience with WordPress or equivalent CMS is highly desirable.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications
Wednesday 12th Nov 2014
Interviews are expected to be held on
Wednesday 19th Nov 2014