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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