Posted time 18 July 2022 Location Birmingham Cathedral Job type Freelance / Contract

We are looking to recruit the services of a freelancer/consultant for the
delivery of the role of Project Manager for the Divine Beauty Project.

The Cathedral welcomes submissions from sole traders, partnerships, companies, other
types of organisations and those in part-time employment.

Divine Beauty will conserve, protect and interpret Birmingham Cathedral’s outstanding set
of Burne-Jones stained-glass windows. The Ascension 1885, The Nativity 1887 The
Crucifixion 1887 and The Last Judgement 1897, now recognised as a of ‘exceptional
significance’.

The windows require conservation cleaning and essential repairs to areas of cracking, paint
discolouration and defective leadwork. Protective grilles on the exterior will be replaced
with more bespoke, sympathetic and secure alternatives. Conservation work will be done in
situ so that people can see work as it takes place.

The project will improve how the windows are interpreted, understood and enjoyed. There
will be new interpretation both inside and outside the cathedral, a new city- wide trail
leaflet, a short film and a new temporary visitor information station located in the west
tower.

There will be opportunities for increased participation with the tens of thousands of people
that pass the windows daily and enhanced links with the broad range of sites in the city with
Burne-Jones connections; cross curricular workshops for schools; a programme of talks,
walks, and activities for families and young people.

The services applicable to this commission are:

1. To lead the Project Team responsible for the delivery of the National Lottery
Heritage Fund-funded Birmingham Cathedral Divine Beauty Capital Project (“the
Project”).

2. To lead in all aspects of day-to-day management of the Project.

3. To be responsible for managing the procurement of the specialist stained glass
contractors.

4. To manage the flow of information between members of the Project Team and to
maintain a document storage system in such a manner that all members of the
Project Team have access to up-to-date documentation at all times.

5. To lead all monthly Project Team meetings, including ensuring all members provide
an update report on their area of responsibility in advance, that minutes of meetings
are fully recorded and as a result a Project Status update is provided to the Chief
Executive for her to report to Chapter. To hold fortnightly catch up meetings with
the Head of Facilities.

6. To act as the principal point of communication between the National Lottery
Heritage Fund and the Cathedral in all matters concerning the Project. This includes
the timely completion of all Progress Reports and Grant Drawdowns in accordance
with the agreed schedule. And to act as the Cathedral’s representative at National
Lottery Heritage Fund meeting held on a quarterly basis along with either the Head
of Facilities or the CEO of the Cathedral.

7. To adjudicate in the event of any misunderstanding or dispute between members of
the Project Team.

8. To maintain the Project Risk Register, updating this on a regular basis and reporting
upon it at monthly meetings of the Project Team and to the National Lottery
Heritage Fund when required.

9. To manage the Project Programme, ensuring that the Project proceeds in a timely
fashion and updating the Programme in the event of any changes, and to put in place
robust change control procedures. To report on actual progress vs. Programme at
each monthly meeting of the Project Team and to the National Lottery Heritage
Fund when required.

10. To ensure the safe delivery of the Project, ensuring that everyone involved is trained
to the right level in Health & Safety matters and that CDM and other regulations are
followed in full.

11. To provide the Evaluation Consultants with such information as they may require on
a timely basis and be responsible for ensuring members of the Project Team
contribute according to the Evaluation Consultants programme.

12. To ensure that the values, standards and policies of Birmingham Cathedral (including
but not limited to, the Equal Opportunity Policy, the Safeguarding Policy and the
Environmental Policy) are upheld at all times.

 

Completed tenders should be returned by 5pm on Friday 29 July 2022 to
anna.pitt@birminghamcathedral.com and pete.foster@brimginahmcatehdral.com (to ensure a
response during periods of leave).

No questions will be accepted after 5pm on Friday 22 July 2022. It is the Tenderer’s
responsibility to ensure that they are received on time. Clarification interviews will be held
on Wednesday 10 August 2022 via zoom.

To apply

For full details of our requirements and to tender for this opportunity, please complete an application form and return to:

anna.pitt@birminghamcathedral.com and pete.foster@brimginahmcathedral.com (to ensure a response during periods of leave).

Completed tenders should be returned by 5pm on Friday 29 July 2022.

No questions will be accepted after 5pm on Friday 22 July 2022. It is the Tenderer’s
responsibility to ensure that they are received on time.

Clarification interviews will be held on Wednesday 10 August 2022 via zoom.