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Alan Wheelwright, HR Director
William Jackson Food Group

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Welcome from The Very Revd Andrew Nunn - The Dean

Southwark Dean

Dear Candidate,

I am delighted that you have expressed an interest in applying to be the Commercial Director of Southwark Cathedral.  

The Chapter of Southwark Cathedral has been undertaking a review of governance and management structures and in response to a clear need for greater strategic and commercial direction has decided to create a new post. This new and exciting senior management role will focus on the commercial activities of Southwark Cathedral Enterprises Ltd (SCE Ltd). This includes the conferences and event facilities, the new catering contract, the shop, and the visitor experience. In addition, you will have oversight of the facilities management of the Cathedral precincts and the Cathedral’s small but important property portfolio. You will be part of the senior leadership team and will lead a small dedicated team of staff.  Building relationships with the Board of the SCE Ltd and the Chapter will be a key part of the role. We are looking for someone with entrepreneurial flair and understands the challenges and opportunities of working in such a special historic place as the Cathedral.

You will have outstanding people skills, strong business and financial acumen and be able to deliver the returns on the commercial activities that enable us to continue the important work of the Cathedral. This is a great opportunity to make a significant difference to the work of the Cathedral.

If this is an opportunity that appeals to you, and you have the skills set out in the person specification in this candidate brief - we would very much like to hear from you. 

For a confidential conversation with Thewlis Graham Associates who are managing the process, please contact Sarah Thewlis, Managing Director on 0207 850 4781 or email applications@thewlisgraham.com.  Sarah will be happy to discuss this opportunity with you and answer any questions you may have.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Nunn Full Signature

The Very Revd Andrew Nunn

Our experience is that we can always expect very credible candidates, well briefed and well informed about the opportunity so he must know our market.

Alan Wheelwright, HR Director
William Jackson Food Group