Following the appointment of The Very Revd Andy Bowerman as the Dean of Bradford, the Cathedral has recently developed a new vision and forward strategy, looking ahead to 2025 when Bradford will be the UK City of Culture and beyond.

The Events & Marketing Assistant will work with the Director of Development and the Events & Marketing Officer, supporting the Cathedral’s strategic focus on hosting high quality events, growing commercial income through venue hire, and helping to deliver bespoke Cathedral events aimed at raising funds to support the Cathedral’s ministry and mission.

In addition to working closely with the Events & Marketing Officer, the post holder will liaise regularly with a wide range of other staff including the Head Verger, Director of Education & Visitors and Director of Music.

If you enjoy a challenge, working in a unique environment, and are looking for a busy but rewarding role in a dynamic, friendly organisation this post offers a great opportunity.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

Work with the Director of Fundraising & Development and the Events & Marketing Officer to deliver the Cathedral’s new vision and strategy;  

  • Assist with the delivery of all aspects of the Cathedral’s events & marketing activity. 
  • Work with vergers and events team, and volunteers – to ensure effective preparation, set-up, delivery, and de-rig for events. 
  • Provide administrative support in regards to; 
  • Venue hire bookings, and documentation relating to other events, such as contracts/ agreements, terms & conditions, risk assessments etc.
  • Bookings and planning relating to special services.
  • the collection and management of records – including quantitative event data, qualitative feedback and financial information.
  • Event ticketing/sales, including the use of digital platforms such as Eventbrite
  • Fundraising activity, including grant applications and fundraising events.
  • Group visits arranged by the Director of Education & Visitors.
  • Liaise with clergy and lay staff colleagues as appropriate, to deliver a wide range of marketing and communications activity, including;
  • Preparation and distribution of print and digital marketing materials promoting the work, life and mission of the Cathedral; venue hire; events; group visits and fundraising campaigns.
  • Social media and other digital marketing, and ongoing management and development of the Cathedral’s website to generate audience engagement, and to promote the Cathedral and its activities.
  • Management of the Cathedral’s Church Suite database to ensure its maintenance as an effective contact/ customer database.
  • Ensure all marketing materials produced are of appropriate style and tone, and adhere to brand guidelines.

Application deadline: Monday 29th July 2024

Interview date: Thursday 15th August 2024

To find out more – and to apply – please visit the Church of England Pathways website.

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