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The Cathedral is well-known all over the world and we welcome nearly one million visitors and worshippers every year. The Cathedral is more than just a beautiful old building and heritage site; it is a working, living church which maintains a tradition of welcome and worship that has been practised here for over 1,400 years. We employ more than 300 staff who are supported by more than 600+ dedicated volunteers.

The type of work we do

To give an idea of the range of activities we undertake, here is a list of Cathedral departments:

  • Archives & Library
  • Canterbury Cathedral Trust (fundraising)
  • Cathedral Lodge (hotel and conference facilities)
  • Cathedral Shop
  • Events Department
  • Finance & Administration
  • Friends of the Cathedral
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Music & Liturgy
  • Schools Department
  • Cathedral Constabulary
  • Stained Glass Studio
  • Virgers and Cleaners
  • Visits Department
  • Works Department

All play their part in making the Cathedral a safe and welcoming church.

We are frequently looking for additional professional, talented and motivated people to join our team. Subscribe here to receive a weekly email detailing our latest vacancies.

What happens after I have applied?

All potential candidates are required to submit a CV via our online recruitment system and complete a variety of set application questions.

Unless stated otherwise, all applications must be received by midnight on the closing date, we are unable to accept applications submitted after this time. Applications will then be considered with respect to the criteria outlined for the post in the Job Description, this outlines the skills, knowledge, qualifications and any additional attributes required for the role. Candidates are considered based on the information they have supplied in their application, it is therefore important to provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating how you meet the criteria for the post.

The Interview Process

Having applied for a post at the Cathedral, you may be shortlisted and offered an interview.

If you are selected for interview, we will give you as much notice as possible. All our interviews are conducted by a panel of two people or more. Depending on the post you have applied for, you may be asked to deliver a presentation or participate in a work-related test. Your interview letter will give you any relevant details.

After the interview you will be contacted as soon as possible to inform you whether or not you have been successful.

It is our practice to advise all applicants of the outcome of their application at all stages in the process.

Job Offers

We hope you are successful at interview. A job offer will be made to you giving you all the detail you will need about working with us.

We are required by law to ensure all staff have the right to work in the United Kingdom and if you are offered a post, we will ask you to bring proof of your ID such as a passport or birth certificate. Some of our vacancies are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service and a medical check. The job description will detail if this is a requirement and details will be sent to you when a job offer is made.
We’re really proud of our reputation as a great place to work and we hope you will be keen to join our team.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the HR department:

Tel: +44 (0) 1227 865218

Regrettably, we are not able to accept speculative applications but please do keep an eye on these pages for a vacancy of interest.

We regret that Canterbury Cathedral is not able to offer staff parking on site.

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