Member of Chapter & Lay Canon

Application deadline: 
Monday, 28 October, 2019 - 10:30
Durham Cathedral

Role Title:   Member of Chapter & Lay Canon

Location:  Durham Cathedral

Status:  Voluntary Post holder (3 year tenure)

Hours: Commitment of up to one day per week


The Bishop and Chapter are looking for an influential and inspirational team player to join the Chapter at Durham Cathedral.  At ‘the best Cathedral on planet earth’ we are seeking a colleague who is committed to investing up to one day per week in a vital and strategic role in enhancing the governance of the Cathedral, especially in the field of enterprise, such as marketing, commercial property, fundraising or visitor services.

With a professional qualification in, or evidence of significant senior level experience, in one of the following specialisms: marketing, commercial property management, fund raising; visitor services and/or commercial enterprise, and with supporting evidence of commercial or charitable experience at Board level, you will be passionate about our core purpose, committed to enabling the whole Cathedral community to live our values, deliver our strategic objectives and fulfil our vision.

As a member of Chapter you will draw upon your substantial experience of working collaboratively with a Board of Trustees or Governing Body, collectively and individually and will fulfil this challenging role with energy and resilience.

Being a person of faith, attentive to your own spiritual life, you will be have the opportunity to be influential in the mission of the Cathedral and the quest for excellence in every aspect of the ministry of the Cathedral.

If you aspire to be a key leader in the future of ‘Britain’s Favourite Cathedral’ (2017), part of the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site, then we would love to hear from you.

Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about this role, please call Ian Hunter, Head of HR&OD in the first instance on (0191) 386 4266, who will make the appropriate arrangements.

For an application pack please go to:

Closing date for receipt of completed application form: Monday 28th October 2019 at 10am

Shortlisting date: w/c 28th October 2019

Selection Event date: Tuesday 19th November 2019

Start date:  January 2020