The Collections Department works with care and imagination to be part of a centre for welcome, worship and learning which inspires successive generations to engage with the richness of the Christian faith and its heritage. We seek to engage and inspire the public; preserving the cathedral collections for successive generations and maximising their potential as a rich resource for exploring and promoting the life and work of the Cathedral and the heritage of the Christian faith.
The principal aims of the Collections Department are:
This role is required to undertake processing of Cathedral administrative records to professional archival standards. This will entail understanding and assessing non-current material against organisational and records retention requirements and the collecting remit of the Cathedral Archive, carrying out records assessment, appraisal, disposal and preservation decisions, as agreed, and creating collections information to aid findability.
The successful candidate will be in sympathy with, and in their work support, the Christian aims and mission of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Introduction to working at St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s draws together a very diverse set of activities, projections and aspirations. It is the Cathedral of the Diocese of London and the seat of its Bishop, a national church and an international spiritual focus, a space for worship and holiness, a place of debate and challenge, an icon of resilience in the face of adversity, an architectural heritage centre, a partner in the City of London, and a commercial enterprise. In addition to holding four services every day (five on Sundays), St Paul’s is open for sight-seeing six days a week, and in 2018 welcomed over 850,000 paying visitors.
Our Mission Statement
St Paul’s Cathedral seeks to enable people in all their diversity to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.
Welcoming – we all offer a warm inclusive welcome to everyone: our colleagues, volunteers and each one of our visitors
Responsible –We are people of integrity, each responsible for part of the whole of the Cathedral’s work, looking after the Cathedral for the next generation
Engaging – we seek to engage everyone in our mission, at the Cathedral, within London and across the World.
Nourishing – As a community we work together in a learning environment, aiming for the highest possible standards in everything we do whilst acknowledging that we cannot do everything.