Senior Events Manager

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£40,000 p.a.

Salary scale: £40,000pa

Hours:37.5 per week

Working Pattern: Irregular working pattern with successful applicant prepared to work across evenings and weekends when required

Accountable to: Director of Enterprise

Liverpool Cathedral is a world class events venue, delivering anything from small scale conferences and meetings in our Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Suite, to major headline grabbing art installations, from classical concerts or pop gigs, to corporate dinners and exhibitions. Alongside this we have developed a major programme of cultural and public events. The range of activity makes Liverpool Cathedral one of the most exciting places to work for events professionals looking for a challenging and rewarding next step.

The Senior Events Manager leads the Events Team, a crucial part of the Enterprise team which serves to generate income to help the Cathedral to maintain free entrance and further its life and work. Is also helps the Cathedral make significant connections with the city, the city region and beyond and through our work contribute significantly to the visitor economy. Although working effectively with all departments within the Cathedral community is vital to its success and smooth running, the principal focus of this role is outward facing. Being an ambassador for the Cathedral, it is crucial to have sympathy with the faith and ideals which underpin its life.

Core objectives can be summarised as:

  • Lead on shaping, driving and delivering a commercial events programme at Liverpool Cathedral to ensure commercial success, reputational build, community engagement and brand awareness.
  • Help shape, drive and deliver a cultural programme at Liverpool Cathedral to ensure commercial success, reputational build and community participation.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts and city stakeholders.
  • Deliver agreed budgets and income generation targets.
  • Nurture new business relationships to broaden the base of cathedral events activity.
  • As a senior member of the cathedral team contribute to our strategic thinking, planning and direction.

We are looking for someone who has proven experience in Culture/ Arts / Events background and in creating and managing a variety of cultural events from inception to evaluation. You will be flexible, have keen attention to detail, be approachable and creative.

Please see details in attached full job description and person specification.

What we offer:

  • A varied role with support to learn and to put your skills in to practice
  • You will be a part of a friendly team with a shared sense of purpose
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Non-contributory pension scheme with generous employer contributions (additional voluntary contributions may be made)
  • Employee Assistance Programme giving you 24-hour access to support for your health and wellbeing
  • A supportive culture with core values of Integrity, Inclusivity, Dynamic and Excellence
  • Employee discount in Cathedral shop and bistro
  • Free on-site parking, secure bike storage and easy access to public transport

Liverpool Diocese and Cathedral are committed to treating our whole community with dignity and respect. We desire to represent diverse identities within our community whether this be by race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or social background of each person to ensure they fulfil their potential within a proactive, loving and caring environment.

Encounter Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is a place of spiritual and cultural significance for the city and region of Liverpool. From its foundation in the early part of the 20th century it has existed as community and building built by the people, for the people to the glory of God.

Liverpool Cathedral is more than an iconic Grade 1* listed building. It’s a vibrant, active place that the people of the city, regions and world encounter in many ways. So alongside those who come for one of our daily worship services, people may encounter us for a gala dinner or a school trip. A tourist may visit us or we could be hosting an awards ceremony or graduations. People encounter us in many ways. But in each way, we hope they encounter a warm welcome and sense of God.

As part of their visit we believe everyone will encounter:

  • Inspiring Christian worship
  • A breathtaking experience
  • A community committed to justice and mercy
  • A safe, generous place in joy and sorrow
  • A dynamic community of staff and volunteers
  • A God who knows and loves you.

Working for Liverpool Cathedral will bring you into a community that seeks to make those encounters happen. You will be someone who can subscribe to, and live out, our values of excellence, dynamic, integrity and inclusive. You will have the benefits of working in a landmark building with colleagues who are serious about the work life balance with generous holiday allowances and access to an Employee Assistance Programme. We have a strong working partnership with the Diocese of Liverpool bringing extra support to our activities.

For more information about Liverpool Cathedral go to

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Paul Smith at

Closing date 30th May 2023. Interviews will be held week commencing 5th June 2023.