St Paul's Cathedral - Works Manager

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c.£45k, increasing to £50k for an exceptional candidate

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 last year welcomed over 800,000 paying visitors.

The Works Manager is a key role within the Works Department, assisting the Clerk of the Works in the creation and delivery of the Annual Works Programme for St Paul’s Cathedral and its associated buildings, and deputising in their absence. The Treasurer is the Chapter member with oversight of this area of work.

  • Assisting the head of the department, the Clerk of the Works, in the creation and delivery of the annual maintenance programme of works for the Cathedral and its associated buildings; sequencing works programmes and overseeing the day to day running of the works and maintenance at the Cathedral
  • Assist the Clerk of the Works in new and ongoing projects for the department
  • Producing staff rotas for the Cathedral’s Cleaning Team
  • Delivering a safe working and public environment through observing, and requiring others to observe, current health and safety legislation, regulations and practice
  • Setting of Cathedral Floor chairs, staging and technical requirements in liaison with the Events Coordinator and external users
  • Undertaking Cathedral Floor tile mapping and recording using AutoCAD software
  • Archiving works material including electronic archiving
  • Deputising for the Clerk of the Works in their absence
  • Material procurement for projects / maintenance under the direction of the Cathedral’s Surveyor and the Clerk of the Works
  • Acting as a key point of contact and liaison with external contractors
  • Assisting in the delivery of projects within the Works department, including the management of some projects
  • Developing and updating policy documents as and when required


  • Construction trade background, with Construction Site Manger experience
  • Strong IT skills with demonstrable experience of using AutoCAD
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety issues in relation to buildings and maintenance work
  • Ability to manage mid-range building projects
  • Demonstrable programme administration experience, with the ability to think logically, implement forward planning and foresee potential obstacles
  • Be physically fit and active given the working environment (e.g. able to climb the many staircases in the Cathedral, including the 500+ steps up to the Galleries when required)
  • A proven team player with ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a range of people at all levels, including colleagues, external organisations and contractors


  • An understanding or experience of working within a heritage building

Our Vision

  • St Paul’s Cathedral seeks to enable people in all their diversity to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.
  • As a community of worshippers, staff and volunteers we work with care and imagination to be a centre for welcome, worship and learning which inspires successive generations to engage with the richness of the Christian faith and its heritage.
  • We aim to do this with confidence, compassion and creativity, promoting dignity and justice for everyone.
  • We work with the Bishop and Diocese of London and the wider church, as a spiritual focus for London, the nation and the world.

Our Values

  • Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control;
  • To uphold integrity, honesty and openness in what we do;
  • To aim for the highest possible standards in everything we do, acknowledging that we cannot do everything;
  • To make our operations as just and as sustainable as we can;
  • To foster and encourage diversity, being inclusive and challenging to ourselves as well as others.