Birmingham Cathedral is a publicly accessible, listed building with a wide variety of users, which is open 365 days per year. We wish to employ a confident and experienced individual to take on the role of Head of Facilities. The role will involve daily oversight of Cathedral activities and events through strong working relationships with key cathedral staff, professional leadership of our Vergers Team, and a clear sense of organisation and prioritisation.
The Head of Facilities will ensure the smooth running of all our routine activities, with a particular focus on facilitating both physical and digital worship. You will maintain consistently high standards of presentation and welcome in our Cathedral and Churchyard. We require an individual who can combine the spirit of Christian welcome with a clear authority in upholding our standards and a flexibility in problem-solving. An empathy for the ethos of the Church of England is vital in acting as a frontline representative of this Christian building.
Responsible for the smooth operation of Birmingham Cathedral (security, key holding, housekeeping, staff management & care of historic fabric)
Responsible for regulatory and statutory checks and all operational equipment and facilities.
Upholding the Cathedral Code of Conduct
Build Strong Internal Relationships
Key Internal Relationships will be:
Build Strong External Relationships
Key Working Relationships with:
Create robust administrative systems and prepare operational information
Description of Requirement
Especially Listed and publicly accessible buildings
Competence with managing use of and training with M&E services in the cathedral (predominantly lighting and sound) Basic understanding of plant systems including Gas System Boiler, Air handling units, BMS and the operation of these systems.
Ability to communicate to a wide variety of people from a wide range of backgrounds
Monitoring and maintaining records.
Supervision of Staff, Volunteers and Contractors
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages
Ability to work well as part of a team
Effective management, delegation, support, apportionment of tasks and the ability to challenge.
In sympathy with the Church of England’s ethos
Having worked in a faith setting, welcoming and approachable.
Comfortable being an active part of delivering worship and engaging with our congregations
Good working knowledge of health and safety.
Ability to risk assess a variety of situations
Qualified First-aider or willingness to be trained
Able to work evenings, weekends and out of hours as necessary.
Terms and Conditions
8% Employer’s Contributory Pension subject to meeting auto enrolment criteria
37 hours (flexibility essential) Some evening and weekends
28 days plus bank holidays
Reasonable expenses incurred in the course of executing duties will be reimbursed.
Disclosure and Barring (DBS)Service check
This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check
Role subject to a 6 month probationary period
Deadline for Applications: Monday 26th September 2022
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview Date TBC but will be w/c 3rd October 2022
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