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Project Manager
The Abbey of St Edmund: A Millennium of English History in West Suffolk


Thanks to National Lottery players, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, in partnership with West Suffolk Council and English Heritage, has received a Development Phase grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to conserve the Abbey of St Edmund ruins, deliver universal access through a network of footpaths, and build a heritage welcome centre within a line of listed buildings facing the town’s public space.


We are now looking for a Project Manager to co-ordinate and assist in the management of the development phase, which will last until February 2026. If we are successful in our delivery phase application, the role will continue for a further three years. We’re looking for someone with:


  • Similar project management experience, at a comparable level of cost and complexity, especially working on Heritage Fund projects.
  • Experience of working on projects with complex structures (we have three project partners: St Edmundsbury Cathedral, English Heritage and West Suffolk Council).
  • A good understanding of audiences for heritage to enable activity planning and audience development to take place alongside the capital and design works.


For the full application pack, please click here.


To apply, please send a CV (2 pages at most) and covering letter to


Closing Date: Friday 19 July 2024 at 12 noon

Mezzo-Soprano or Contralto for Mrs. Noye in Noye’s Fludde


We are looking for a professional mezzo-soprano, ideally with strong connections to Suffolk** to play Mrs. Noye in St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s fully staged production of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde as part of Flooded!


Flooded! is a night of theatre, opera and song combining The Fool’s Flood by Neil Clayton (a new play about an historic flood in Bury St Edmunds), and Benjamin Britten’s family opera, Noye’s Fludde.  The project brings together St Edmundsbury Cathedral, 15 local schools, Britten Pears Arts, Suffolk Music Service and multiple community groups. The production is the largest arts project undertaken by the Cathedral in recent times and will involve over 200 locals and professional creatives. Flooded will be conducted by incoming Cathedral Director of Music, Claudia Grinnell, directed by Anna Pool and designed by Stewart J Charlesworth.


Applicants can be any age (over 18), or ethnicity, but an understanding of working alongside young performers and being ready to chat about some big themes like the climate emergency and migration will be a big asset.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check (the Cathedral can assist in providing this if applicant has not got one).


Key dates:

Rehearsals (music and staging):

October: 26

November: 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 (half day), 12 (sitzprobe-half day), 14, 15

Performances:  Friday 15 November (x1), Saturday 16 November (x2)


These rehearsals will be split between St Edmundsbury Cathedral (Bury St Edmunds) and Britten Pears Arts (Snape Maltings).


For more information, click here.

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.


For a full job description, click here.

For the application form, click here

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.


For a full job description, click here.

For the application form, click here

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.


Application Pack

Application Form