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Canon Librarian

Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion and the Cathedral Church for the diocese of Canterbury; it is also a World Heritage Site and a place of pilgrimage. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the chief resource of his diocesan and international ministry.

The Chapter of Canterbury is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management of the Cathedral. The Chapter comprises the Dean, the Residentiary Canons, the Receiver General and four additional persons appointed by the Archbishop.
The appointment of Canon Librarian incorporates three commitments:

Residentiary Canon

Fundamental to the role of the Chapter of Canterbury is a common commitment to the worshipping life of the Cathedral.

Canon Librarian

The Canon Librarian is responsible to the Chapter for the Archives and Library which are managed by professional staff.

Director of Education for Canterbury Cathedral

This role involves the organisation and planning of the Canterbury Scholars’ programmes which at present comprise a course for seminarians from across the Anglican Communion and a course for newly consecrated Bishops from across the Communion. It also involves oversight of the Cathedral’s Schools Department.

Applicants will be committed to the mission and daily worship of Canterbury Cathedral and to the collegial ethos of the Chapter, have a strong track record in Christian adult learning and teaching and be experienced in line management and administrative skills. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

This is a Crown Appointment.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Sunday 22nd October 2017.

Interviews are expected to take place in mid November.

Completed application forms (including a Diversity Monitoring Form) should be sent to recruitment@canterbury-cathedral.org.
Informal enquiries and requests for applications forms should be directed to Kerry Campling, Acting Head of Human Resources at: recruitment@canterbury-cathedral.org or by calling 01227 865285.

Job Description

Application Form

Diversity Monitoring Form

Guidance on filling in application forms


Major Gifts Manager – Canterbury Cathedral Trust

Full Time, Permanent – £35,000 to £38,000 dependent upon experience

The Major Gifts Manager will hold a critical position within Canterbury Cathedral Trust as we embark on a new fundraising campaign. S/he will be responsible for delivering revenue income from medium and high level individual donors in support of a range of projects – with a particular focus on music. The postholder will report to the Trust Chief Executive and support her and the trustees to cultivate, ask and steward major donors to the Cathedral.

The postholder will be a confident networker, with an impressive track record in fundraising from individuals. The ability to create and sustain long-term relationships with sophisticated, high level donors and volunteers, as well as the ability to work in a complex organisation, will be critical to the success of this post.

Any informal enquiries about this role should be directed to Charlotte Walshe, Senior Development Manager charlotte.walshe@canterburycathedraltrust.org.
Application is by CV and covering letter should be submitted to recruitment@canterbury-cathedral.org
Completed applications by email to recruitment@canterbury-cathedral.org
Closing date for receipt of completed applications: midnight, Sunday 29th October 2017
Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 6th November 2017

Download a detailed job description


Patrons & Planned Giving Fundraiser – Canterbury Cathedral Trust

Full Time, Permanent – £30,000 to £33,000 dependent upon experience

The Patrons and Planned Giving Fundraiser role is a new addition to the Canterbury Cathedral Trust team and offers a motivated and meticulous fundraiser the chance to develop and take ownership of a Patrons and planned giving programme. The postholder will be responsible for the development and implementation of a programme of sustainable regular giving, including legacies. This will include delivering a tiered Patrons membership programme, alongside a schedule of annual events. The postholder will report to the Senior Development Manager and help deliver marketing and donor development strategies to meet income targets and promote planned giving to key audiences.

The postholder will have demonstrable experience of planned giving programmes and be used to working closely with colleagues to deliver attractive opportunities for donors at all levels. S/he will secure income for a range of projects, with a particular focus on the Trust’s Music Campaign.

Any informal enquiries about this role should be directed to Charlotte Walshe, Senior Development Manager charlotte.walshe@canterburycathedraltrust.org.
Application is by CV and covering letter should be submitted to recruitment@canterbury-cathedral.org
Completed applications by email to recruitment@canterbury-cathedral.org
Closing date for receipt of completed applications: midnight, Sunday 29th October 2017
Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 6th November 2017

Download a detailed job description

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