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Job Vacancies at Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace is the official residence and office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs Caroline Welby. Current job opportunites at Lambeth Palace are posted below. 

National Inter Religious Affairs Adviser & Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury

£48,999 rising to £51,959 upon completion of probation.

Open Ended Contract.

Westminster, London.

This post combines the national responsibilities for inter religious affairs of the Church of England with those of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs. A large proportion of the work, especially in building relationships with other Faith communities, is common to both parts of the job.
The role involves close cooperation with many areas of the church's work, such as evangelism, social responsibility, urban issues, education, theological education, government policy (particularly issues to do with religious hatred, religious freedom and relations with Faith communities) and work concerning New Religious Movements.
In relation to the Archbishop of Canterbury's priorities, the postholder will work closely with the Archbishop's Director for Reconciliation on the Archbishop's international ministry in multi religious contexts. A major component of the National Adviser role is to carry forward the work of the Presence and Engagement programme and support the work of practitioners in parishes, schools and chaplaincies.
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Closing date:5pm, Friday 3rd October 2014
Interview date: Monday, 27th October 2014


Location: Lambeth Palace, London 
Closing date: 09/10/2014
Salary: £48,999 rising to £51,959 upon completion of probation
Employment type: Contract
Contract: Open-ended

Hours per week:

Lambeth Palace, the office and home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is recruiting a Steward. The Palace complex includes Grade I listed buildings, 10 acres of landscaped gardens, and a valuable and important library. Lambeth is a place of work, hospitality and prayer, as well as a family home.

This is a senior, non-residential role, reporting to the Archbishop's Chief of Staff. The Steward is responsible for the management of the whole Lambeth Palace site: its security; upkeep of the fabric and gardens; maintenance and cleaning; and health and safety, including fire safety. The role is newly configured, as the Steward will be involved in the strategic development of Lambeth to more intensive uses over the next few years.

Excellent team leadership skills are required, and a commitment to high standards of performance, as well as proven financial management, facilities management, customer service and communication skills.

Experience of managing large and complex properties, preferably including heritage and/or libraries or museum collections is required, as well as IOSH or NIBOSH training/certification and experience of building effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders, internal and external. 

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Closing date: 5pm, Thursday, 9th October 2014

Interview date: Thursday, 23rd October 2014


Location: Lambeth Palace, London 

Hours: 35 hours per week 

Salary: £21, 108 rising to £21, 674 per annum on completion of probation. 

Closing date: 16/10/14

Interviews: 31/10/14

Lambeth Palace has a remarkable history and has been the official London residence and office of the Archbishop of Canterbury since 1320. It's here, in the stunning garden, reputedly the oldest continuously cultivated private garden in London, that we can now offer a rare opportunity to join our garden staff. Spread over some 10 acres, the Archbishop makes the garden available to charities in the summer months and it is used by his family, visitors, staff and residents every week.

One of three full-time gardeners including the Head Gardener, you will be responsible for assisting in maintaining the garden of Lambeth Palace. The main duties include; the use of machinery for hedge cutting (including pleached lime, box, yew, holly, hornbeam, beech and native hedges); strimming and back-up mowing, using the tractor and hand mowers and the upkeep of beds and borders.  Good plant and weed identification, leaf clearing and proven garden maintenance skills are essential. You will also help supervise and occasionally work with the excellent team of garden volunteers.

This is a superb opportunity for a recent horticultural graduate, qualified to Level 3 Diploma level or equivalent in Amenity Horticulture, to implement and develop his/her gardening skills OR for a skilled gardener with recent vocational qualifications or equivalent to further his/her experience by working in a large private garden.

To apply, visit: or call 0844 880 5154 quoting reference C3734-38-1.