Volunteer Caretaker

  • VO73092


We have a great volunteer opportunity to join our excellent team of volunteers as a Cathedral Caretaker is responsible for the general upkeep and presentation of the Cathedral and associated properties. Duties will include:
*Routine maintenance and heavier-duty cleaning, supporting the existing cleaning team when appropriate;
*Conducting scheduled safety checks and tests in accordance with statutory requirements;
*Being a responsible key-holder for emergency access to the buildings
*Preparing venues and providing access to buildings for external-hire events; securing premises after the event;
*Being the primary contact and providing access to buildings for contractors and officials visiting the Cathedral;
*Ensuring all boilers / radiators are working efficiently and boilers are regularly inspected/serviced by a qualified tradesperson.
*Setting of heating in accordance with Cathedral diary of events

Relevant training and good support is provided to all volunteers, with all help greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Lynda Johnston, Cathedral Administrator at E Mail: office@standrewscathedralabereen.org.uk or Tel.: 01224 640119

Organisation aims and objectives

We are the mother church for the United Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney and together with that hold in our trust the spiritual lives of a diverse and international congregation. We share a rich history with the Episcopal Church in the United States of America as the congregation which hosted the consecration of Samuel Seabury as the first bishop for America in Aberdeen in 1784, and thus inaugurating the concept of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Also in our trust is a building of great grace, peace and beauty in the heart of Aberdeen that is of high architectural significance and spiritual importance to the wider communion of the city and beyond. We aim to offer all who come looking for a home to worship or as visitors a very warm welcome.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible times available - all help greatly appreciated.


Experience required: Ideally possess an aptitude for general building maintenance. Organisational skills will be of benefit and the ability to work alone and on own initiative.
Travel details: The position is based in the Cathedral Office at St Andrews Cathedral, Kings Street, in the centre of Aberdeen.


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses will be paid for approved volunteer related expenses.
Training details: Good support and training is provided to all volunteers. Induction, orientation and initial mentoring will be given by Cathedral staff as well.
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