St Paul’s draws together a very diverse set of activities, projections and aspirations. It is the Cathedral of the Diocese of London and the seat of its Bishop, a national church and an international spiritual focus, a space for worship and holiness, a place of debate and challenge, an icon of resilience in the face of adversity, an architectural heritage centre, a partner in the City of London, and a commercial enterprise. In addition to holding four services every day (five on Sundays), St Paul’s is open for sight-seeing six days a week, and last year welcomed over 850,000 paying visitors.
The Training and Development Officer plays an important part in enabling St. Paul’s to deliver its Mission-Directed Business Plan by co-ordinating the training and development for all staff (including clergy) and volunteers in line with the Plan and supporting the Vision and Values and the Cathedral’s priorities of Diversity and Engagement. The post-holder ensures staff and volunteers are equipped and motivated and for their roles within the Cathedral whilst ensuring that they are delivering the best service internally and externally, befitting the status of the Cathedral. The role is crucial in delivering our aim of at least 3 days’ training per person per year, with a current priority being the training of staff and volunteers on the welcome given to all visitors to the Cathedral. There are more volunteers than there are paid staff and so ensuring the training plans and delivery fully encompass all volunteers is an important part of the job. The Canon Pastor is the Chapter member with responsibility for this area of work.
In addition areas identified above:
We are looking for someone:
The successful candidate will be in sympathy with, and in their work support, the Christian aims and mission of St Paul’s Cathedral.
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St Paul’s Cathedral seeks to enable people in all their diversity to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.
Welcome – we all offer a warm inclusive welcome to everyone: our colleagues, volunteers and each and every visitor
Responsible – we are all responsible for each other and for part of the whole of the Cathedral’s work, not the whole of a part
Effective – we are professional and do what we say we are going to do
Nourish – we have a learning culture, not a blame culture