Current Vacancies


Location:                      Carlisle, Cumbria
Closing date:                12 noon on Friday 15th May 2020
Job type:                       Full time, permanent
Salary:                           £26,000 pa

Details
Carlisle Cathedral welcomes over 150,000 visitors, worshippers and pilgrims every year who come to enjoy the beauty of the Cathedral, its spiritual refreshment and its historic precinct.

The Head of Visitor Services is responsible for ensuring that every visitor to the Cathedral has a memorable experience. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with creative flair, a passion for new media, marketing, retail and visitor experience.

The ideal candidate will have current and relevant management experience and be able to evidence their success in increasing visitor numbers and visitor income. Excellent IT and digital promotion and people management skills are essential.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory employment and safeguarding references, enhanced DBS processes and satisfactory completion of required Church of England safeguarding training.

Ethos
The Cathedral exists to proclaim the Christian faith. The post holder must have an understanding of and sympathy with the Cathedral’s overall mission. They must also understand the importance of remaining sensitive to the Cathedral’s primary purpose as a place of worship, whilst generating the visitor income we rely upon to support the ministry of the Cathedral.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants may only apply for this post by completing the Cathedral application form. CVs will not be accepted.

An application form and further information about the post are available below or by email from office@carlislecathedral.org.uk

Head of Visitor Services application form

Head of Visitor Services information pack

Head of Visitor Services recruitment monitoring form

  • Please enclose with your application:
    a completed application form, including referees, and the recruitment monitoring form.
  • a covering letter of not more than 500 words summarising your suitability for this role.

Applications from all groups are warmly welcomed.

Please send applications by email to office@carlislecathedral.org.uk

The deadline for receipt of applications is:
12 noon on Friday 15th May 2020.



Salary:                        £23,000 – £25,000 depending on experience

Location:                    Carlisle

 

We are looking for an experienced and talented Head Chef to help us launch a brand-new café, set in the heart of the Cathedral’s historic precinct.

The 60-cover café will offer casual all-day dining from 8.00am to 4.30pm, with fast and efficient counter service. As Head Chef you’ll be keeping the menu changeable and interesting, creating regular special dishes, with an emphasis on seasonality and fresh, local produce.

You will be responsible for managing all aspects of the kitchen, planning new menus and developing and motivating the kitchen team. You will also be responsible for all stock, waste and cost management within the kitchen, and ensuring that all hygiene requirements are met to the highest standards. You will be working closely with a small café team, including the Café Manager, delivering great customer service and a five-star experience to all our customers.

Our ideal candidate will have the experience of working in similar fresh food kitchens and cooking for large numbers regularly. It is important that you have worked to at least Chef de Partie level in your previous roles.

The post is full time, 37.5 hours per week, working on a shared rota of weekend working and public holidays. Benefits include a competitive salary, pension scheme and free parking.

Application by CV emailed to  ruth@carlislecathedral.org.uk Tel 01228 548 151. Closing date for applications is 16th March 2020.



Salary:            £23,000 – £25,000 depending on experience

Location:        Carlisle

We are looking for an entrepreneurial Café Manager, who shares our passion for good food and great coffee, to help us launch a stunning new 60 covers-café, with spectacular views across the Cathedral’s historic precinct.

Ideally, you’ll have at least two years’ experience of working independently and managing a team. You’ll be a great communicator and motivator, liaising closely with the Head Chef and back of house team, whilst delivering great customer service and a five-star experience to all our customers.

You’ll be hands-on, with strong food and coffee retail knowledge and your responsibilities will include:

  • scheduling all staff and managing FOH staff; ensuring everyone upholds our values and principles;
  • managing all aspects of daily FOH preparation for opening and closing, including billing/cashing;
  • managing all operational procedures and processes including the highest standards of hygiene, health and safety, licensing, stock control, waste management, delivery procedures and cleaning schedules;
  • endorsing and implementing within the café the Cathedral’s safeguarding policies in respect of children and vulnerable adults.

This post is full time, 37.5 hours per week, working on a shared rota of weekend working and public holidays. Benefits include a competitive salary, pension scheme and free parking.

Application by CV emailed to  ruth@carlislecathedral.org.uk Tel 01228 548 151.

Closing date for applications is 16th March 2020.