Diocese of East Anglia

Location: Norwich

Remuneration: professional fees to be negotiated       

The Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia is seeking a Cathedral Architect/Surveyor of Works for the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich.

Built between 1881 and 1910 under the supervision of George Gilbert Scott and subsequently his brother John Oldrid Scott, the building reflects the desire of its donor, the 15th Duke of Norfolk, for a church in the Early English style and is in effect a mediaeval construction that happens to be just 150 years old. Initially an exceptional parish church, it was designated a Cathedral in 1976 and will shortly form a centrepiece for celebrations of the Diocese’s golden jubilee year. The church forms part of a group with a Grade II listed presbytery by JO Scott, and during the 21st century, it has been complemented by a Narthex complex incorporating work by Anthony Rossi and Russell Taylor. Historic England regard the Cathedral as of exceptional interest and list it at Grade 1. It is home to a very large, diverse and lively worshipping community and is a major, highly visible, element of Norwich’s outstanding built heritage, as well as the focus for the growing Catholic church of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The Cathedral Architect/Surveyor of Works will be an accredited heritage professional with a strong track record, who will advise the Bishop and Trustees of the Diocese of East Anglia on conserving and celebrating this important and busy working heritage building.

Applications should be in the form of a cv and covering letter and sent to paul.raynes@rcdea.org.uk before 5pm on Friday 26 July. Interviews will take place the following week.