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Our dedicated staff give a whole host of support to all areas of the Cathedral’s operation, from its offices to the running of our gift shop. Without them, the Cathedral could not offer the quality of welcome and care that it does.




Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral serves as the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland as well as being one of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions. The Cathedral is committed to fostering links with other institutions delivering services and assistance to those in need within the city and beyond.

The position of Community & Safeguarding Officer was introduced in 2017. We are now looking to recruit a new person to lead the Cathedral’s mission within the community.


The Community Officer will work closely with the Dean, Administrator, and Education Officer to develop and implement an integrated policy of engagement with the wider community, including other charities, denominations and community organisations.

A key aspect of their role will be the implementation of the Church’s child protection policies, ‘Safeguarding Trust’, to which the Cathedral fully subscribes.


The new Community Officer will have an excellent working relationship with fellow colleagues and will look to develop and maintain positive professional relationships with the Cathedral’s key partners. These partners include the Cathedral schools, the Representative Church Body, state agencies, and other key groups within local government and the voluntary sector.



The Community Officer will work with the Dean and Administrator to:

  • Review and deliver the Cathedral’s community engagement strategy
  • Promote, resource, and oversee the Cathedral’s outreach initiatives
  • Advise on developments within the community that might benefit from the Cathedral’s support

The Community Officer will:

  • Administer the implementation of the Church’s Safeguarding Trust programme in the Cathedral protecting children and vulnerable adults and will be responsible for ensuring that training, Garda vetting and records are up to date
  • Administer the Cathedral’s grant support programme

The Community Officer will:

  • Take an active interest and involvement with outreach and interagency projects at a grassroots level in the area local to the Cathedral
  • Play an integral role in the Cathedral’s ministry of hospitality

The Community Officer will:

  • Promote the Cathedral’s values of honesty, respect and tolerance as reflected in the core tenets of Christian belief
  • Look to develop networks for engaging young adults, students and new community members
  • Foster the spirit of engagement and outreach within the Cathedral community


The successful candidate will ideally possess:

  • A good working knowledge of the community and voluntary sector
  • A third level education to degree level or equivalent, in relevant areas
  • A proven track record in project planning and delivery
  • An ability to clearly understand the Cathedral’s mission and align decisions and actions with this
  • Strong knowledge and experience of managing highly sensitive confidential information.
  • An ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Digital competency including a good working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programmes
Terms and Conditions

This position is permanent role with a probationary period of 6 months.  The annual gross salary for the role will be discussed as part of the interview process. Flexibility regarding working times will be required.

The Cathedral Office is based in Dublin 8. A complete list of all the terms and conditions will be made available to the candidate offered the role through the Cathedral’s Staff Handbook.

Satisfactory Garda Vetting will be required in order to qualify for this role

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV with covering letter to humanresources@stpatrickscathedral.ie before close of business on Friday 21 October 2022.





Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has been at the centre of our history and culture for over 800 years. Dating from the 13th Century and built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s is the national Cathedral of the Church of Ireland and is also one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. With over 600,000 visitors in 2019, it is the third most visited admission-charging tourist attraction in Dublin city.

We have an immediate requirement for a Senior Retail Assistant, to join a busy team and assist with running the shop and online retail presence in the Cathedral.  This is a full time and permanent post (after successful period of probation). Weekly working hours will be a 35 hours per week over 5 days.  Hourly rate will be €14.20 p/h. Additional hours may be required to be worked on an occasional basis.


Working closely with the Team Leader, the successful candidate will

  • Ensure that the Cathedral retail operation runs efficiently and effectively;
  • Enhance the online retail customer experience;
  • Support staff recruitment, training and induction;
  • Prepare purchase orders and run stock takes;
  • Provide direction to staff in their day-to-day duties including allocation of tasks, rostering of work breaks etc;
  • Ensure that visitors receive courteous, friendly and professional assistance at all times;
  • Seek and strive for excellence in all customer interactions;
  • Ensure all cash and credit transactions are carried out accurately;
  • Assist with cost control;
  • Carry out visual merchandising and stock replenishment, as required;
  • Other duties as directed by Cathedral management.


  • Excellent Organisational skills;
  • At least 12 months’ experience in a busy customer facing retail environment;
  • Aptitude for people management;
  • Excellent Customer Service skills;
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure;
  • Strong selling skills;
  • Experience of cash and credit card handling procedures;
  • A team player who is flexible and willing to work in different areas if required;
  • Strong organisational and planning skills;
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the Cathedral’s commitment to Safeguarding.
  • Previous people management experience;
  • Experience in working in a built heritage environment.

To apply, please send your CV with covering letter to humanresources@stpatrickscathedral.ie by Wednesday 21st September 2022.


Educational Workshop Facilitator (Freelance)



Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is seeking to develop a panel of freelance Educational Workshop Facilitators for the purposes of delivering workshops to family and school audiences. Facilitators will be paid a fee on a per-session basis. The frequency of sessions will depend on demand. Facilitators will be expected to design an age-appropriate workshop which can be delivered to a family audience. Sessions must be connected in to the Cathedral’s mission and/or heritage and be appropriate to the space. Basic craft supplies can be supplied to the facilitator.


  • Sessions will be delivered both during the school holidays (allowing for employed school staff to be listed on the panel) and during term time.
  • Facilitators will deliver sessions to a maximum of 30 participants (this does not apply for sessions which work on a drop-in basis).
  • Sessions must be linked to the Cathedral in some way, the principal subject areas being: history, art, architecture, religion and music.
  • Sessions will primarily take place in the Discovery Space (South Transept of the Cathedral); however, other locations in the Cathedral or Deanery grounds may be used.
  • Any craft supplies required by the facilitator must be requested in advance of the session and, upon approval, will be provided by the Cathedral.
  • Facilitators will join a panel who will be offered further work on an ad-hoc basis (subject to successful delivery of initial session).


  • Applicants are expected to have a plan for their workshop when they initially apply.
  • Applicants will be asked to meet with the Cathedral’s Education Department to discuss the proposal.
  • Should the applicant and proposed workshop be deemed suitable, a date for the delivery of a trial session will be arranged between the Education Department and the Cathedral.
  • A conclusive list of required materials must be supplied to the Cathedral at least three weeks in advance of the session date.
  • Upon successful delivery of the session, the facilitator will be added to the Cathedral’s Educational Workshop Facilitators Panel of freelancers, upon whom it may call for future sessions.


  • As freelancers, facilitators will be invited to undertake sessions by arrangement with the Education Department. There is no guarantee that the Cathedral will offer work nor the requirement that the facilitator accepts it; however, it is assumed that a facilitator must undertake at least five sessions per year in order to remain on the panel.
  • Facilitators will be paid a fee of €150 per full day (5 hours with at least 2 sessions) or €60 per singular workshop, depending on the nature of the engagement.
  • Facilitators will be paid as external contractors and will be responsible for ensuring their own tax compliance.


  • Applicants will have experience of delivering education and/or taught sessions to children. This does not need to be in a school context.
  • Applicants will have the required knowledge in their subject area to effectively deliver education sessions.
  • Applicants may have a formal qualification in their subject field; this is desirable but not necessary.
  • Applicants will need to be successfully Garda Vetted before delivering any sessions.
  • Applicants will need to provide two references vouching for their professional work and character.
  • Applicants will have an understanding of child protection and will be asked to sign the Cathedral’s safeguarding policy in relation to this.


In order to apply to join the panel of Educational Workshop Facilitators, please submit an up-to-date CV, covering letter, and an outline plan of a proposed workshop by email to the Education Officer, Clark Brydon: education@stpatrickscathedral.ie

Upon submission, the Education Officer may invite the applicant to a meeting to discuss the proposal and the facilitator’s work. References will be sought and vetting will be requested after this initial meeting.

Informal discussions may take place by calling the Education Officer in advance of submission: 01 453 9472.

Closing Date

There is no closing date applicable to this post; however, sessions will be allocated to facilitators on a first-come-first-served basis.


Should you wish to ask questions about the panel or the nature of the work, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Education Officer, Clark Brydon, by phone or email: 01 453 9472 / education@stpatrickscathedral.ie

Volunteer Vacancies

If you are interested in volunteering at the Cathedral, please find the details of our volunteer positions linked below. The time expectation is from one afternoon or morning per week.

Volunteers must be fluent English speakers, be able to communicate clearly with our visitors, and have an interest in learning and sharing information about the Cathedral.

More information about the roles on offer can be found on our volunteering page, or by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator, Clark Brydon, at education@stpatrickscathedral.ie or call +353 (0) 1 453 9472.

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Friday 7th October

Because of a special service on Friday 7 October, the Cathedral will be closed for visiting from 10.00 to 13.00. 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.