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Deputy Clerk of the Works

Westminster Abbey
Salary £60,000 - £70,000 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

Deputy Clerk of the Works - Ref: WA242

Westminster Abbey is a living church, encapsulating over 1,000 years of British history, and an architectural treasure. The Abbey occupies a central place in the celebration of great events for the nation and attracts nearly two million worshippers and visitors each year. It is a place of outstanding national and international importance that demands the highest levels of maintenance, restoration, and new works, to preserve and enhance the fabric of the Abbey

Closing date Friday, 29th September 2023 at 12.00 PM

Permanent, Full-time (40 hours per week)

Salary £60,000 - £70,000 per annum

Ref: WA242

This position has the responsibility to support the Clerk of the Works (CotW) for the oversight of all aspects of the Works Department to deliver the highest quality of maintenance of the fabric, plant and overall environment of the Abbey and its precincts; for the management oversight of significant construction and maintenance projects as delegated by the CotW; and for management processes and systems to deliver an effective service to the Abbey as agreed with the CotW.  Change management projects will be a significant aspect of this role. There may be occasions when this position will deputise in the absence of the CotW, reporting when appropriate to the Receiver General.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and qualified professional, renowned for their expertise in the maintenance and conservation of highly complex listed buildings. You will have extensive knowledge of the key trades and building practices, coupled with a profound grasp of today’s health and safety, systems, and standards. You will be an able and practical programme manager with the people-management and communication skills to ensure effective relationships are maintained across the Abbey and beyond.

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Closing date - 29th September 2023.

CVs and cover letters will not be accepted and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting panel so applicants are advised to include all relevant information in the application form and to include a full education and career history. The closing date is noon on Friday 29 September 2023. Interview/assessment is scheduled to take place over two days on 23 October and 27 October 2023.


Westminster Abbey is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk. To prevent them from harm, we undertake appropriate checks on staff and volunteers and require them to complete relevant safeguarding training and enhanced criminal record check. Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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