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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 champion and develop learning and participation across the Cathedral at senior strategic level, developing the necessary framework and plans before leading a team on the delivery and implementation of these as part of The Canterbury Journey project.

Applicants will therefore need to have experience in successfully developing and delivering Learning & Participation strategies in a museum, heritage, gallery, interpretation or other similar environment. Knowledge of HLF submissions and funding processes will be desirable and experience in the specific fields of interpretation, outreach, learning and participation will be essential.

This challenging 5 year full time role will require a motivated creative thinker with outstanding communication skills, energy and the ability to inspire and engage others. The post holder will encourage the enjoyment, use and understanding of the Cathedral by all current and future generations; be they worshipers, pilgrims, tourists, visitors or other users of any faith or none.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications
Wednesday 7th Jan 2015
Interviews are expected to be held on
Tuesday 27th Jan 2015