Cathedral Digital Officer

Manchester Cathedral seeks to appoint a Cathedral Digital Officer to deliver high quality digital marketing and communications support to the Dean, clergy team and heads of departments.  We are an inclusive community of faith called to build the Kingdom of God through faith and discipleship in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.  We are first and foremost a house of prayer and worship for all nations and we serve a very diverse city region as its Cathedral.  The Cathedral Digital Officer will help the Dean and Chapter extend its holistic vision for prayer, worship, and missional outreach through all aspects of online communications and service.  Alongside this primary responsibility, the appointee will also help to promote and market the Cathedral as a commercial venue for hire to make the building sustainable for the medium to long term by managing a broad spectrum of digital and social media, our website, designing publications, preparing press statements and overseeing all elements of external communications.

Candidates interested in this three-year fixed term post are invited to read the vacancy detail prior to submitting an application. The closing date for applications is Sunday 7 November 2021.  Interviews are scheduled for 22 and 23 November 2021.

Informal queries are welcomed by the Dean of Manchester, which may be made by contacting the Dean’s PA on 0161 833 2220 (ext 220) to arrange a telephone call.

This post will be offered subject to receiving satisfactory references, providing evidence of the right to work in the United Kingdom and interview in accordance with our safer recruitment procedures.  This role does not involve regulated activity and the appointee will not be asked to supervise or chaperone children. 

Manchester Cathedral is an accredited Living Wage employer that offers a substantial benefits package to all of its employees, including a generous holiday allowance, free parking at a designated city centre car park and a non-contributory pension scheme.


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If you wish to exercise any of your rights outlined under Section 11 of the Privacy Notice for Applicants, including withdrawing your consent, please contact the Cathedral Administrator. This will not, however, affect the lawfulness of any processing that has already taken place based on your consent before its withdrawal. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn consent, we will no longer process your personal information for the recruitment purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legal basis for processing.

In conjunction with the diocesan safeguarding policy and the full national guidelines we carefully select, support and train all of our workers (both paid and unpaid) in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of criminal records disclosures and barring schemes wherever applicable.  Our Disclosure and Barring service is provided by Thirtyone:eight Opens in new window (formerly The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service, or CCPAS).  Manchester Cathedral operates a policy for the recruitment of ex-offenders; the disclosure of any offence may not prohibit working with us.