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 in 2018 welcomed over 850,000 paying visitors.
Alongside Safeguarding, the Wellbeing and Health and Safety of all staff, volunteers and visitors at the Cathedral is of paramount concern to the Chapter. The breadth of work that needs to be undertaken to maintain a heritage building, from stone masons to electricians, and the need to be accessible to over 1,000,000 visitors a year, means that there is a constant need to be vigilant. As Health and Safety lead, the Clerk of the Works is responsible for an increasingly large set of policies and procedures. This new role is specifically designed to provide support and reassurance that all Health and Safety policies and procedures represent best practice, and that the Cathedral is a safe place for the whole community and hence have a long term impact to the benefit of all visitors and staff. This means reviewing, updating and where necessary producing policies and procedures and ensuring they are embedded within the organisation. This role will work alongside existing staff to understand the challenges and ensure polices are robust, self-explanatory and embedded through training and evaluation.
We are looking for someone with:
You will have experience of working in a consultative manner and be able to demonstrate examples of knowledge transfer in order that staff also gain experience from this process, including formal and informal training delivery. Above all, it is essential you are passionate and proactive, with demonstrable experience of raising the profile of Health and Safety and engaging people in its importance.
The successful candidate will be in sympathy with, and in their work support, the Christian aims and mission of St Paul’s Cathedral.
St Paul’s Cathedral seeks to enable people in all their diversity to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.
Welcome – we all offer a warm inclusive welcome to everyone: our colleagues, volunteers and each and every visitor
Responsible – we are all responsible for each other and for part of the whole of the Cathedral’s work, not the whole of a part
Effective – we are professional and do what we say we are going to do
Nourish – we have a learning culture, not a blame culture