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Verger

 

We are looking for a full-time verger. Vergers play a key role in the daily practical function of the Cathedral as a place of worship and for the many other roles and activities which it serves. The vergers’ work is diverse and interesting, and they hold much responsibility.
Vergers have custodial oversight of a substantial complex of buildings: The Cathedral, the Cathedral Centre, the Cloisters, Pilgrims’ Kitchen, the Shop, the Edmund Gallery and other ancillary buildings. They prepare for services, events and activities; take an active part in worship; ensure cleanliness and high standards of presentation; are leaders in health and safety; and are a touchstone for a myriad of small practical details. Appreciation and acceptance of the wide-ranging and flexible nature of the vergers’ work is important.

 

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Once completed applications should be sent to: hr@stedscathedral.org

 

Closing Date: 10.00 am, Tuesday 16 April 2024
Interviews and Auditions: Thursday 18 April 2024

 

Choral Scholar

 

We’re looking to appoint a Choral Scholar for the academic year 2024-2025. The scholarship offers the opportunity to work with the music department at an exciting time in the Cathedral’s ministry and musical development.

County High School is a highly regarded and inclusive secondary school and wishes to appoint a Musician in Residence.

The joint award is initially for one year, though it may be extended depending on individual circumstances. Applications are welcome from graduate or pre-university gap-year students.

This is an exciting opportunity for a young musician to gain experience both within a Cathedral music department and in the life of a busy school setting in the vibrant cathedral and market town of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

 

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Closing Date: 11 am Thursday 11 April 2024

Interviews: Thursday 18 April 2024

 

Risk, Audit and Review Committee Member

 

We are looking for a Risk, Audit and Review Committee Member. The Risk, Audit and Review Committee is part of the new Cathedral Measure 2021. It enables Chapter members to meet their responsibilities by providing independent oversight of the Cathedral’s systems of internal control, risk management and financial reporting, and through supervision of the quality, independence and effectiveness of both the internal and external auditors.

 

Successful candidates must possess the following competencies and personal attributes:

 

  • Have a broad understanding of the leadership and management needs of complex organisations
  • Have experience of strategic planning and implementation
  • Have a good general knowledge of the basis of faith within the Anglican community
  • Be well informed of the responsibilities and obligations of Charity Trustees
  • Have a good general knowledge of good operational practices in managing organisations
  • Have proven professional expertise in audit and risk management, especially for Charities.
  • Proven expertise in one or more of the following areas is essential:
    • Finance Legislation (especially auditing), Management accounting practices, Internal and external auditing, Financial risk management, Business risk management, Project risk management, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Strategic planning for finance and monitoring and evaluating culture / environment impact.

 

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Finance Committee Member

 

We are looking for Finance Committee Member. The Finance Committee is part of the new Cathedral Measure 2021. It enables Chapter members to meet their responsibilities by providing independent oversight of the Cathedral’s financial systems of internal control, risk management and financial reporting.

 

In this instance the Cathedral is looking at recruiting someone with relevant financial understandings and experience who would thrive as member of the Finance committee.

 

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Nominations Committee Member

 

We are looking for Finance Committee Member. The Finance Committee is part of the new Cathedral Measure 2021. It enables Chapter members to meet their responsibilities by providing independent oversight of the Cathedral’s recruitment systems. Its role is to enable Chapter to recruit and develop non-executive members to Chapter and the sub-committees as required.

 

In this instance the Cathedral is looking at recruiting someone with relevant understandings and experience who would thrive as a Committee member.

 

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Cathedral Volunteer

 

Volunteers contribute a huge amount to St Edmundsbury Cathedral and play a vital role in our community and in supporting our work.

 

We’re always looking for new volunteers to support us, from tending the gardens to welcoming our many visitors. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop skills and give something back to the local community.

There are various roles available from behind the scenes support to more front facing opportunities. Find out more here.

For an informal conversation about volunteering or to find out further details please email or call 01284 748720 to arrange an appointment. All prospective volunteers are required to complete our application form and one module of online Safeguarding training.

 

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