Cathedral Constable

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£19988.00 - £19988.00

An opportunity has arisen for a Constable for Liverpool Cathedral. You will report directly to the Head Constable and work within the Constable team to provide a first class 24 hour security service for the Cathedral and its surrounding buildings. You will encounter many people who visit, worship, volunteer and work at the Cathedral and you will be expected to be a great ambassador.

The person we are looking for will:

  • Have qualifications in Maths and English at grade C/level 3 or above
  • Be an excellent communicator (written and verbal), with effective tact and diplomacy skills
  • Be confident and calm, particularly when under pressure
  • Be welcoming, professional and courteous at all times
  • Be resilient and able to diffuse difficult situations

The successful candidate will also be expected to pass a level 3 Certificate in Cathedral Constables Attestation during a 12 month probationary period.

This role is subject to an application under the Disclosure and Barring Service and all subsequent safeguarding training is a requirement of the role.

The closing date for applications is 31st August 2019.

Interviews will take place during September 2019.

Only applications made through Pathways will be considered.

Essential requirements for this role include -

  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Effective team working and working independently
  • Ability to act with tolerance and restraint
  • Ability to use sound judgement
  • Ability to problem solve and work under own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to display strong diplomacy and tact skills
  • An appreciation of the diverse communities we serve
  • Ability to deal professionally and courteously with people at all levels, responding positively to feedback
  • Resilient and calm, particularly when under pressure
  • Confident and assertive
  • Professional and respectful to others
  • Sympathy with the values and ethos of the Church of England

Desirable requirements include -

  • Attested skills
  • Previous experience of working within the armed forces, police or security industry
  • Working within a community environment
  • Previous experience of handling cash

Liverpool Cathedral is a world class cathedral which stands as an icon for the city. Britain’s largest cathedral is Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s masterpiece boasting many record-breaking features including: the world’s highest and widest Gothic arches, the highest and heaviest peal of bells and an organ with 10,268 pipes.

Built by the people, for the people, Liverpool Cathedral is both a vibrant church with a community life of daily prayer and an outstanding visitor attraction. Our daily rhythm of worship is supported by an excellent choir attracting thousands to important services.

We welcome well over 700,000 visitors a year. As such we play a key role in Liverpool’s growing visitor economy. Our spectacular space plays host to high profile events and delivers a cultural programme to inspire a local, national and international audience. Our total commitment to partnership working contributes to our economic, spiritual and cultural life, giving all who serve here a thoroughly outward looking perspective.

We are a pioneering cathedral of international renown, working in an urban context and teeming with life. To maintain this we are looking for people who can work collaboratively and flexibly bringing their skills to the benefit of the cathedral.