As we prepare to work differently following the challenges of COVID-19 we are seeking a diligent and enthusiastic Cathedral Virger with the drive, experience and skills to contribute to the delivery of the Cathedral’s Strategic Plan.
We are looking for a Cathedral Virger who shares our vision and commitment to keep telling the story of Jesus and helping people to encounter God afresh through worship and service to the wider community in ways that are meaningful and have relevance in our world today. With experience of working within the Church of England, the Cathedral Virger will bring creativity, energy and drive to assist the Dean and Chapter in the delivery of our strategic aims and objectives and will themselves play an important part in the life, growth and sustainability of the Cathedral. The Cathedral provides a dramatic backdrop for an array of cultural events, including, gala dinners; award ceremonies; civic and community engagements; conferences; exhibitions; and exceptional music performances.
The impact of COVID-19 should not be underestimated in the affect it has had on the mission and ministry of Blackburn Cathedral. Our financial position is fragile, but our commitment as a team to navigate these uncertain times successfully is both encouraging and exciting to be part of. You will be joining a team who enjoy working together and are excited by the challenges that are before us. As Charles Darwin once said “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, rather, it is those most responsive to change.” We aspire to appoint a Cathedral Virger with the tenacity and determination to respond to the changing environment around us and help to get the job done!
Our website will provide you with a glimpse of who we are as a community.
If you would like to speak further please contact Pauline Rowe, Executive Assistant to The Dean on 01254 277431 to arrange a phone conversation.
Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 24th September 2021