Greater London
£30,909 p.a. rising to £33,452 p.a. after probation
Temporary, Full-time
Job description


Lambeth Palace is a unique building of great historical and global significance.  It is, first and foremost, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury and their family, as well as home to a wider, diverse and thriving, residential community. It is also an office and the epicentre of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s ministry to the Church of England and the global Anglican Communion.  It is a Grade I listed building comprising various listed buildings dating from the 12th to the 21st centuries, set within 10 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens.

By its nature and location, Lambeth Palace is seen as an iconic statement of the values and the nature of the Church of England, the Anglican Communion and the ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury. As such, the way it is managed is essential to the witness and ministry exercised or exemplified within its boundaries. It requires flair to work well, joy to give atmosphere, peace to encourage ministry and love to welcome guests of all kinds.

Post Introduction

This is a new and high profile role based in the unique environment of Lambeth Palace.

As Event Manager, you will oversee the day to day management of the events operation at Lambeth Palace.  Working closely with the Event Coordinator, you will make sure that events operate effectively, efficiently and to the highest possible standards.  

In line with the Archbishop’s wishes, you will assist with the development of events in order to open up the Palace more to the public, increasing awareness of the Archbishop’s ministry, and generating income that can contribute to the upkeep and work of the Palace.

In collaboration with the wider events team, you will also play a key role in the setting of the tone and ethos of the practical operational extension of the Archbishop’s ministry. 

To be successful, you will need significant experience as an Event Manager, preferably in a heritage or listed building, excellent team leadership and management skills and an innovative, creative and motivated approach which will inspire confidence and improve efficiency and effectiveness. Customer oriented with excellent inter-personal and communication skills, you will welcome guests of all kinds, always mindful and sympathetic to the significance of Lambeth Palace as the Home and office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

This is a fixed term contract expected to last for 18 months.

Interviews will be held on Monday 7th October 2019.

In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.

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Posted on: 13 September 2019
Closed date: 25 September 2019
Job ref: cofe/TP/51/1985
Tags: Communications, PR, Management