Divine Beauty - freelance consultant roles

Applications are being welcomed from sole traders, partnerships, companies, other types of organisations and those in part-time employment, to fill 2 exciting roles working on our Divine Beauty project.

Divine Beauty will conserve, protect and interpret Birmingham Cathedral’s outstanding set of Burne-Jones stained-glass windows. The Ascension 1885, The Nativity 1887 The Crucifixion 1887 and The Last Judgement 1897, now recognised as a of ‘exceptional significance’. The windows require conservation cleaning and essential repairs to areas of cracking, paint discolouration and defective leadwork. Protective grilles on the exterior will be replaced with more bespoke, sympathetic and secure alternatives. Conservation work will be done in situ so that people can see work as it takes place. 

The project will improve how the windows are interpreted, understood and enjoyed. There will be new interpretation both inside and outside the cathedral, a new city- wide trail leaflet, a short film and a new temporary visitor information station located in the west tower. There will be opportunities for increased participation with the tens of thousands of people that pass the windows daily and enhanced links with the broad range of sites in the city with Burne-Jones connections; cross curricular workshops for schools; a programme of talks, walks, and activities for families and young people.

The 2 roles available are:

Divine Beauty Project Manager (freelance)

For more information, please see the Divine Beauty project manager tender document.

Completed tender applications to be sent to anna.pitt@birminghamcathedral.com AND pete.foster@birminghamcathedral.com

Divine Beauty Interpretation and activities officer (freelance)

For more information, please see the Divine Beauty interpretation and activities officer tender document.

Completed tender applications to be sent to anna.pitt@birminghamcathedral.com AND jane.mcardle@birminghamcathedral.com

The closing date for tenders for both roles is 29 July 2022


Communications Support Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic Communications Support Officer to help us tell the story of our beautiful cathedral in the heart of Birmingham.

The successful candidate will help promote the activities of the cathedral across various digital and print channels, supporting the Head of Communications in delivering a range of comms campaigns.

Please see the full job description for details.

Please send your completed application form to: recruitment@birminghamcathedral.com

Deadline for Applications: Midnight Sunday 10 July 2022

Interviews will be held at the Cathedral on Tuesday 19 July 2022

This role is for 25 hours per week, and will be based out of Birmingham Cathedral on Colmore Row.

Comms Support Officer June 2022

We have some exciting roles currently available at Birmingham Cathedral. 

Soprano Choral Scholar

We are looking for Soprano Choral Scholars to join the Birmingham Cathedral Choir. If you would like to know more, please download the job description and application form and submit your application to recruitment@birminghamcathedral.com.

Applications will close once the positions have been filled.