Works Team Foreman


Posted on: Wednesday 15 September 2021


Norwich Cathedral is currently recruiting for the post of Works Team Foreman to oversee the Works Team based in the Cathedral Close.

The team consists of two carpenters, a bricklayer, a painter, and a maintenance labourer and together they maintain the 120 Close properties owned by the Chapter. There is a need to respect the existing fabric and carry out sympathetic, preferably traditional, repairs. Occasionally, repairs require planning consents or archaeological supervision; all require a high standard of work.

The position of Work Team Foreman is a mix of management and “on tools” work, and so we are seeking a candidate with a demonstrable relevant trade and associated skills, which complement the other Works Team members. On average, the Works Team Foreman will spend about 1.5 days per week on management duties.

The successful applicant will join the Cathedral Works Team who maintain the 120 Close properties owned by the Dean and Chapter.  The post is a mix of management, in support of the Estates Manager, and “on tools”; and we are seeking a candidate with a demonstrable relevant trade (sympathetic to the existing fabric and experienced in traditional repairs) with excellent interpersonal skills.

If you would like to discuss the post before you apply and/or visit the Cathedral, please contact Phil Thomas, Estates Manager on 01603 218300.

Closing date: 9:00 am Friday 8 October 2021

Interviews: Friday 15 October 2021

How to apply

More details and an application form can be found here.

Applications should be addressed to Susan Bulpitt, PA to the Chapter Steward, Norwich Cathedral, 65 The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH or by email to

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