The following vacancy is within the Diocese of Durham and is being advertised at the request of Durham Cathedral

Job Title:  Relief Porters

Location:  Durham Cathedral

Contract:  Casual

Hours:  Casual

Salary:  £9.95 per hour

We are looking to recruit a small pool of committed relief staff who can provide relief cover for the portering and security service at Durham Cathedral.

The duties include:

  • Security of premises
  • General security including unlocking gates and doors; unsettling alarms in the morning; locking and setting alarms in the evening; calling out service engineers if required
  • Maintaining order throughout Cathedral premises in conjunction with other Heads of Department
  • Controlling the movement of vehicles and parking in The College

Ideally you will have significant experience of security duties including experience of a variety of alarm and fire systems.  You will also have an understanding of the security issues associated with a significant historical building and its grounds.  You must have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate an ability to manage difficult situations.

You must be willing to work shifts and you will need to be available at short notice on occasion.  You must also be willing to adhere to strict confidentiality rules within the Cathedral.

Training and equipment will be provided.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an application form and return to:

For an application pack please go to:

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms: Midnight, Monday 18th June 2018

Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 20th June 2018

Interview Date: Week Commencing 25th June 2018

Preferred start date: As soon as possible