About Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral is a living breathing space which welcomes worshippers, tourists, audiences and school children daily from near and far, either visiting or looking for place of sanctuary. With daily worship, and events taking place all year round, a busy tourist offer and a thriving education programme, all housed in the building coined “new cathedral” built in 1962. The Cathedral is also custodian of its predecessor- a 12th century building, destroyed and ruined in the Blitz during Nov 1940. The site and story has risen to international recognition, becoming a symbol and example of reconciliation. Both the new and Ruined Cathedral are grade 1 listed.

During 2022 we are working to implement changes which will see the Cathedral (along with all other English cathedrals) become a registered charity.  This will open up new fundraising doors for us and we are keen to maximise the opportunities this will bring. 

Our fundraising has been successful for a number of years and we have an established donor base and have made a number of successful grants bids for projects across our organisation.  However, we need to build on and extend this.  Your skills and enthusiasm will be vital to us taking the next steps in our journey to generate income. 

About Us

The Cathedral team is made of approximately 30 permanent members of staff and a team of volunteers. With a broad variety of specialisms within the team we pride ourselves in working across these together to meet the various challenges which we face.  To help you understand more about us, I have listed our strategic objectives and values below.  I hope they will give you a flavour of us as an organisation.  Fundraising is a key enabler to the delivery of everything we do.

Diversity

We recognise that our team of staff and volunteers is not as diverse as we would like it to be and does not yet reflect the vibrant diversity of our City.  We would therefore encourage applications from people who may help us to become more diverse.  We know a broader range of backgrounds and life experiences in our teams enriches us as an organisation. 

Our Strategic Objectives

  • To confirm the Cathedral as the spiritual heart of the city and Diocese
  • To grow the Cathedral congregations
  • To secure the Cathedral as a tourist attraction, place of pilgrimage and of learning
  • To confirm the Cathedral as a major regional venue for arts and events
  • To facilitate and support the work of reconciliation with our partners  locally, nationally and internationally

These are enabled through:

  • Fit for purpose, well maintained campus and buildings
  • Committed people including staff volunteers congregation and other partners
  • Effective communications within and beyond our present reach
  • A sustainable financial base

Our Values

Hospitality – of both people and ideas

Faith and Spirituality – being open to the challenge and resources of God

Reconciliation – embracing and welcoming difference and diversity

Art and Creativity – expressing the life of God amongst us in ways beyond words

Risk Taking – confidently stepping out of the familiar in the service of God

Excellence – always reaching beyond our present practice and experience

Community – respecting and caring for one another

We are seeking someone who is in sympathy with our ethos as a Christian organisation at the heart of this great City of Coventry.  You do not need to be a practicing Christian.  Our values drive and shape us and if you feel you bring your skills, experience and expertise to help us achieve our vision and deliver our values, then we would love to hear from you.

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