Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion and the Cathedral Church for the diocese of Canterbury; it is also a World Heritage Site and a place of pilgrimage. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the chief resource of his diocesan and international ministry.
The Chapter of Canterbury is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management of the Cathedral. The Chapter comprises the Dean, the Residentiary Canons, the Receiver General and four additional persons appointed by the Archbishop.
Our major Heritage Lottery funded project has encompassed not only restoration matters but has also developed visitor resources. As this project draws to a close, the Chapter has great ambition to extend what we do. This means that we have to be more effective and imaginative in the delivery of our services. The Canon Treasurer will be key to assisting in the development of the detail of the Strategic Operating Plan in line with what we offer to those who journey here.
The office of Canon Treasurer is one which is found in many ancient English Cathedrals. Traditionally the Thesaurarius was someone who looked after the treasure of the Cathedral which was not simply seen in terms of money. One could say that the Canon Treasurer’s role is the guarding of the treasure that is the Cathedral, not simply in terms of resources and stone but the physical fact of the whole place, for it is the existence of this place of pilgrimage and worship for hundreds of years that becomes the gift of Canterbury to the world century by century.
This of course involves the stewardship of resources and the protection and restoration of the fabric of buildings and artefacts but it also involves the care of those who work in these areas of Cathedral life so that in modern terms the Treasurer has become the principal financial officer of the Chapter, sharing with the Receiver General the overall responsibility for the state of the cathedral’s finances, for managing the Cathedral properties and maintaining the fabric of the Cathedral and the buildings in Chapter’s ownership in good condition.
Included in the duties are the requirement to oversee an annual inventory of the Cathedral’s moveable property, the disposal of all collections and offerings and the administration of all the Cathedral’s charitable trusts. A key element of the role is the oversight of the Canterbury Journey project – in particular assisting the Chapter to move the organisation to a sustainable positon as the project draws to a close.
Applicants will be committed to the mission and daily worship of Canterbury Cathedral and to the collegial ethos of the Chapter, have a strong track record in Christian adult learning and teaching and be experienced in line management and administrative skills. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.
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Canterbury Diocese, the oldest diocese in England, stretches from Maidstone to Thanet, the Isle of Sheppey to the Romney Marsh and includes 327 churches in 231 parishes, along with 103 church schools and a University with a Church of England foundation, organised into 15 deaneries and three archdeaconries. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the diocesan bishop, although day to day oversight of the diocese is delegated to the Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott.
For more information and to details on how to apply please go to the following link - https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/get-involved/employment