St Paul’s Cathedral is currently seeking a Deputy Events Co-ordinator – Special Services and Events, an exciting role within our small Events Co-ordination team. This role is responsible for controlling and assisting in the development of the St Paul’s Cathedral Diary using the Artifax Event diary management system. The post-holder also supports the Events Co-ordinator in the planning of special services and events within the cathedral to ensure their smooth running, including many prestigious and high profile services.
- Experience of working in the events industry with demonstrable examples of events planning;
- Experience in a busy office with a high throughput, strict deadlines and high standards for output;
- Ability to work in a very busy environment and remain calm under pressure;
- Ability to prioritise work and handle a wide range of projects simultaneously;
- Effective and clear communication skills both written and verbal, in person and over the phone;
- Initiative, confidence and judgement to be able to work autonomously on agreed tasks and preparedness to take decisions and accountability for them;
- Excellent attention to detail, including proof reading own output before submission for final proof reading;
- Flexible and adaptable, and willing to work pre-planned unsociable hours, including occasional late nights;
- A good team worker, able to build strong and effective working relationships with a diverse range of people internally and externally;
- Demonstrable evidence of working with confidential information and with complete discretion;
- Evidence of identifying and implementing system and / or procedure improvements;
- Experience of using Artifax or other comparable diary management software;
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook;
- Prepared to tackle a variety of practical tasks; and
- Able to quickly acquire a good knowledge of cathedral procedures and of the way events and services unfold in the cathedral.
- Knowledge of the liturgical and pastoral life of the Church of England (or a Church in Communion with it);
- Previous experience of working in a cathedral or similar environment.
The individual will be in sympathy with, and in their work support, the Christian aims and mission of St Paul’s Cathedral.
St Paul’s is an equal opportunities employer and 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.
The closing date for applications is 1 August 2021 and interviews will take place on 11 August 2021.