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Non Executive Member of Chapter and Lay Canonclosed

Canterbury Cathedral


Job ID-157

Deadline for applications: 7th July 2024

Inlcusive Boards are delighted to be working with Canturbury Cathedral in their search for a new  Non Executive Member of Chapter and Lay Canon.

Founded by St Augustine in 597 AD, Canterbury Cathedral is a unique place of worship, a major pilgrimage destination, a masterpiece of art and architecture, and one of the UK’s most-visited historic sites. Often referred to as ‘England in stone’, the Cathedral has been at the centre of momentous events and upheavals. It is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and resting place of royalty and saints.

In February 2024 Canterbury Cathedral became a formally registered charity with the Charity Commission. This comes through implementation of the Cathedrals Measure of 2021, which sees all Cathedrals adopting new governance models, including new Constitution and Statutes, and becoming registered charities.

As part of this new governance structure, the Archbishop of Canterbury together with the Cathedral Chapter are looking for a person of experience and expertise who can make a significant contribution to the governance of the Cathedral.

Being a member of Chapter is equivalent to being a charity trustee and puts you at the heart of our team of nearly 600 volunteers, staff, and clergy as well as our worshipping congregations: local, regional, and international.

As a member of Chapter  You will have the opportunity to contribute to the long-term vision, strategy, and sustainability not only of one of the truly great buildings of our nation, but also to a centre of Christian spirituality, worship, and heritage spanning over a thousand years.

​​​​We are particularly interested to hear from candidates from a commercial background, with particular experience in property. This experience might be drawn from strategic property services, commercial property management or property investments, for example.

To learn more, please download the candidate information pack using the links on this page.

To apply please provide:

  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A covering letter (maximum 2 sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the the skills and experience for the role. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application and will be assessed.
  • Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you.(referees will not be contacted without prior consent)

To find out more, request support when applying, or have an informal confidential discussion before applying, please get in touch with one of our consultants by emailing