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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