Carlisle Cathedral Chief Operating Officer

Posted 12 days agoExpires in 6 days
Salary circa £40,000 - £45,000 p.a.

As a new era unfolds, are you able to make a significant senior contribution at Carlisle Cathedral?

The Chapter of Carlisle Cathedral wish to appoint a senior lay officer to help embed recent change and manage many aspects of the daily operation of this medieval Cathedral.

This is a challenging, exciting and rewarding post which offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting difference to the Cathedral’s life and mission.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is the senior non-Chapter employee of the Cathedral. The COO is responsible to the Chapter through the Dean for the operational management of the Cathedral, in support of its mission and in line with the Chapter’s strategy and policies.

The Chief Operating Officer is one of the Chapter’s key appointments. It is a unique role, with responsibilities akin to those of an operations director in a commercial or not-for-profit organisation, or to those of a senior civil servant.

The COO carries wide-ranging responsibilities across the Cathedral’s life. Although not a Chapter member, the COO has a seat and voice at Chapter meetings.

Please see attached for the full role description and application form.

Preliminary informal conversations are invited via email or telephone with the Dean, The Very Revd. Mark Boyling (01228 523335,, or the Canon Warden, The Revd. Canon Jan Kearton, (01228 521857,

Salary of circa £40,000.00-£45,000.00 per annum for a 35 hour week

Closing date for applications is Noon on Wednesday 8th April 2020

Interviews to be held Monday 20th April 2020