This is a supervisory role under the direction of the Head Verger, with responsibility for ensuring that all Cathedral Services are setup correctly and in good time by the Verger team as required and to also assist Chapter & other members of clergy in the delivery of said services as deemed appropriate.
You will also be responsible for working with and overseeing the Verger & Cleaning teams together with any Casual staff brought in to assist, in setting up for, derigging from and cleaning up subsequent to all events, services and other activities held within the Cathedral, St. James’ House, St Aiden’s and their precincts as directed.
You will ensure that high standards of general housekeeping are maintained at all times so that the Cathedral is always presented in the best possible way to our many worshippers and visitors throughout the year.
You will support and assist the Head Verger as required and in their absence will be responsible for the effective supervision of the Verger, General Assistant & Cleaning teams. You will liaise with the Canon Precentor and the Events & Logistics Manager to ensure the continued smooth running of the department in the delivery of all services, events and other activities. You will in addition be responsible for ensuring that all administrative and clerical tasks are completed and kept up to date.
Salary: £22.000 per annum
Hours: Monday to Saturday 07:30 to 16:00pm or 10:00 to 18:30 Sunday 08:00 to 16:30 or 09:00 to 17:30
Closing date: 5th October with interviews planned to take place week commencing 15th October.
Benefits include a Defined Contributions Pension Scheme, free on-site parking and 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory Bank Holidays increasing to 27 days after 5 full years of employment.
Concerts / Events / Meetings and Other Activities
N.B. (Some of the above will require heavy lifting)
Health and Safety
The person we are looking for will:
Educated to GCSE Standard or above.
Previous experience of working in the role of “Verger” within the Church of England.
Previous supervisory experience.
Excellent numerical, verbal and written communication skills.
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
Excellent planning and organisation skills with an ability to prioritise own workloads effectively.
Ability to manage staff effectively within their roles in a positive and motivational manner, with a demonstrated willingness to lead from the front.
Ability to handle a range of diverse tasks and work under pressure.
Knowledge of current customs and practices prevalent within the Church of England.
Willingness to take direction.
Ability to communicate effectively with team members and others with tact and sensitivity.
Resilient with an ability to remain calm under pressure.
Ability to build good working relationships within both a team environment and inter- departmentally across the Cathedral.
A committed team player who is respectful of colleagues and can recognise the wider needs of the organisation.
Methodical and meticulous.
Have a “can do” attitude with an ability to operate with energy and to use their own initiative.
A desire to learn and a willingness to take on further training/coaching.
Willingness to work outside of normal shift patterns & hours when necessary including early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Flexibility of approach to the varying needs of the business.
To have an understanding of, and be in sympathy with, the Church of England.
Liverpool Cathedral - Built by the people for the people.
Working in a supervisory role of the Verger & Cleaning department under the direction of the Head Verger in the largest Cathedral in the UK (and 5th largest in the World) you will be part of a busy team facilitating the requirements of all aspects of Cathedral life for both liturgical services and secular events throughout the year and keeping the Cathedral and its grounds clean, tidy and presentable for the many worshippers and visitors we welcome each year.