Community Engagement and Participation Officer

Gloucester Cathedral

Region: South West

Salary / Fee: From £23,000 to £27,600 per annum

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 31/1/22

Link / Contact details to apply

For more information and to apply please visit our website where you can download our application form. To submit your application please email the HR team at recruitment@glosdioc.org.uk with your completed application form before the closing date. Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Help us make a real difference in people’s lives

Gloucester Cathedral sits at the heart of community life as a beacon of hope. A diverse and dynamic place for all, we are committed to using the Cathedral’s assets and partnerships to make a positive difference in people’s lives. As one of the most significant heritage and community organisations in the Southwest, we remain open for everyone, 365 days a year, providing meaningful activities for a wide range of audiences and welcoming visitors from all over the world. During the past few years, we have completed the first phase of a once-in-a-generation project to ensure the Cathedral continues to grow its reach and diversify its audiences through more impactful engagement.

This is where you come in… As Community Engagement & Participation Officer you’ll be the driving force behind this activity, working with colleagues and partners to shape our strategy and deliver outstanding programmes across the following priorities:

1. Working with individuals and groups to support mental health and well-being
2. Working with young people to help them identify and achieve their potential
3. Caring for those experiencing homelessness and helping them develop as individuals
4. Reducing our carbon footprint and supporting other initiatives to help care for God’s creation

Your goal will be to unlock the Cathedral’s potential by working collaboratively to shape and deliver exciting action plans which lead to sustainable outcomes. Not only will you respond to the challenges and opportunities as we emerge from the pandemic, but you will help to shape the Cathedral’s wider vision and ambitions as we develop our role as a cathedral fit for the 21st century.

This is a critical role, and we are looking for exceptional candidates with a genuine passion for one or more of our four priorities, experience of working in community settings and who share our asset-based approach. The ability to work in partnership with colleagues from the Cathedral and externally is essential.

The full Job Description can be read here.

Closing date is 9am on Monday 31st January 2022
Interviews will take place on Monday 7th February 2022

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