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Events Assistant

Vacancy Reference cofe/TP/60208/6775

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£12 per hour
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Zero hours
Bradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford
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Diocese of Leeds
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Following the appointment of The Very Revd Andy Bowerman as the Dean of Bradford, the Cathedral has developed a new forward strategy, looking ahead to 2025 when Bradford will be the UK City of Culture. Our team of Events Assistants will work with Cathedral staff and volunteers to support delivery of our special events programme which includes, music recitals and concerts, theatre, film, dance, exhibitions, lectures and conferences. You will have the opportunity to work within a unique historic environment during an exciting period for the Cathedral and the city, as part of a friendly, committed team helping to stage events with a range of national and international talent. If you are looking for a flexible, rewarding role, would  enjoy a challenge working in a special building where no two shifts are the same, this post offers a great opportunity. 

Please note, this is a group recruitment with more than one vacancy to fill.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work as part of the Events team, taking direction from the Communications, Marketing & Events Officer and working in conjunction with the Duty Verger, other Cathedral staff and volunteers.
  • Support set up/ down for Cathedral events, under the direction of the Duty Verger. This may include the movement and arrangement of furniture, erecting and dismantling of staging, liaising with other staff and volunteers to coordinate physical effort. 
  • Undertake stewarding duties when required to do so, including, welcoming people to the Cathedral; checking tickets as part of a box office; showing people to their seats; exit-flyering; and other general problem solving.
  • Undertake bar duties; taking drinks orders (including alcoholic beverages); serving refreshments and keeping the bar stocked.
  • Provide sales support, taking card and cash payments for refreshments, tickets, programmes and other merchandise.
  • Assist with the operation of lighting and sound systems for events.
  • Assist with security and health and safety measures within the Cathedral and precinct, and, as required, respond to emergency situations under the direction of the Duty Verger and the emergency services.
  • Act as a fire marshal, helping to clear the building of people in the event of a fire or other emergency.
  • Help to collect and remove rubbish and other items during and after events, and assist with recycling and general cleaning duties.
  • Ensure effective communication and maintain positive working relationships with all staff .and volunteers to help with the delivery of the Cathedral’s events programme.
  • Adhere to all of the Cathedral’s policies and procedures.  
  • Actively support the Cathedral’s commitment to safeguarding, and to widening access and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Perform such other duties as are reasonably requested by the Communications, Marketing & Events Officer or Duty Verger.  

The deadline for applications: Monday 6th May 

Group interview date: Friday 17th May

Group induction training: Thursday 30th May

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