We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who combines strategic and innovative thinking with passion and sound leadership and management skills. The successful candidate will have the credibility and ability to build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and will play a lead role in developing relationships with key funders.
As the Cathedral is run by a small team, all staff are expected to act flexibly and cover for each other when required. Duties may include:
Qualifications and Training
Hallowed in 1927, at the same time as the founding of the Diocese of Derby, Derby Cathedral is a busy, urban, working Cathedral. Although there are few historical resources the Cathedral has a very strong choral tradition and maintains high standards of liturgy and worship. The Cathedral is a landmark in the city, the county and the diocese – literally, culturally and spiritually. Major acts of worship for civic and diocesan occasions are prepared and held in the Cathedral. The Cathedral seeks to maximise the use of its space and is flexible and creative in what it does, adapting to changing requirements readily. The Cathedral Centre, opposite the Cathedral, houses a café and bookshop, meeting rooms and offices, while the Cathedral site itself includes the Song School, the Music office and a soundproof practice room.
A church has stood on the site since the Collegiate Church of All Saints was founded in the tenth century. Nothing remains of the medieval building except the Tower, and the present building was designed by James Gibbs and built in the 1720s, with a 20th century Comper extension at the east end.