Chief Operating Officer

Truro Cathedral
Closing date
21 Feb 2019
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About Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral was built by the people of Cornwall for all people and is an active church at the physical and spiritual heart of the city, committed to achieving its vision to provide sacred space and common ground for all 70,000+ visitors annually. For many, the cathedral is a place of worship, whether as part of a congregation or individually for quiet prayer or reflection. For others it’s a great place to visit for events that interest them throughout the year. Learning opportunities abound for some, whilst friendship and fellowship are found inside the doors for others.

About the role

The Chief Operating Officer is a new post that will play a vital part in ensuring day-to-day delivery of the cathedral’s strategic goals. This important and demanding role sits at the heart of cathedral life and will closely link with the Cathedral Chapter in developing and implementing its vision and operational objectives. This target-driven role requires a strategic thinker with proven commercial business acumen. They will work with and line-manage department heads to improve and strengthen the commercial and visitor experience elements of the cathedral’s working environment. The successful candidate will possess first class problem-solving, communication and leadership skills and will show a commitment to the creation of an environment which encourages team work, energy and creativity.

About you . . .

We are looking for an exceptional individual who will be instrumental in the next phase of the cathedral’s strategic development and its focus on financial sustainability. You will need to; be organised with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics; be a strong relationship builder at all levels, stimulating and motivating those around you; have a resilient, positive approach especially when managing and mentoring staff through change; demonstrate a perceptive intellect understanding and responding to our vision of sacred space and common ground, finding balance between the two within the context of the role; have a robust flair for communicating and influencing others to move toward a common vision or goal.

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