We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who combines strategic and innovative thinking with passion and sound leadership and management skills.  The successful candidate will have the credibility and ability to build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and will play a lead role in developing relationships with key funders.  

The Cathedral’s financial position in terms of assets is currently secure but it is absolutely dependent on its current levels of funding from the Church Commissioners and congregational giving. It has no debt, but it relies on a tight budgeting process to carry it through each year, maximising income and controlling cost. The Cathedral lacks the historic financial resources which would enable it to be resilient in adverse circumstances, or to take steps to improve its financial position significantly.  

The Chapter aims to address this challenge by working towards improved financial stability through mission and outreach as well as through direct fundraising.  

The Cathedral has an ideal opportunity to promote itself as a leading cultural and artistic venue in the City and engage with a diverse range of promoters and artists in order to appeal to a wide audience across the Region.  Significant opportunities will arise to work collaboratively with the City’s other Heritage partners to build Derby’s brand as a visitor destination, particularly with the opening of Derby’s Museum of Making in 2020.

The Business Development Manager will work with the Cathedral leadership team to maximise revenue from use of our buildings and networks, evaluating opportunities, planning creative events, and engaging with actual and potential stakeholders in the wider community with the clear aim of releasing new income streams to ensure future financial sustainability.


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Please note the Cathedral will be closed to the public on the following dates and times:

Thursday 21st May 2019 

9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

1:05 pm Holy Communion will take place at Bridge Chapel

Wednesday 29th May 2019

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

5:15 pm Evening Prayer will take place at Bridge Chapel

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

There is the opportunity to climb one of the tallest church towers in England, at 212 feet and having 189 steps. 

Children must be over 8 years of age and accompanied by an adult. The climb requires suitable footwear and general medical fitness.

Our Tower Tour Dates Are:

Sunset Tower tour on the 19th July at 8:30 pm

Saturday 3rd August at, 12:40 or 1:40 pm

Saturday 7th September at, 11:40 am, 12:40 or 1:40 pm

Saturday 5th October at, 11:40 am, 12:40 or 1:40 pm

Saturday 2nd November at, 11:40 am, 12:40 or 1:40 pm

Bonfire Night Tour - Tuesday 5th November at 5:40 pm

Saturday 7th December at, 11:40 am, 12:40 or 1:40 pm

Tickets available from Derby Live at


Our Lunchtime Concerts and Organ Recitals run throughout May to August.

All of our Lunchtime Concerts take place on Friday's from 1.00 - 1.45 pm. Entry is free, with a retiring collection.

All Organ Recitals take place from 7.45 pm - 9.00 pm, and are followed by drinks at Amen Corner.

Tickets are £9.00, or £45.00 for a season ticket, available from


Friday 4th & Saturday 5th October 2019

Derby Cathedral are thrilled to welcome back  Derby Folk Festival.

We really hope that you can join us, for either a full weekend of fabulous music, or even just a few concerts. This year’s format gives a range of opportunities to continue the fuller festival experience, or to pick and choose the individual concerts that you’d like to see.

Tickets available from Derby Live at



For children to learn and explore it is important for them to have the opportunity to experience sacred spaces first hand. The visit will give them the opportunity to begin to explore spirituality and develop a sense of awe and wonder.

The wonderful space also provides opportunities for work in curriculum areas other than RE. As well as the trails we offer for children we are happy to create a bespoke visit to suit the particular needs of your children.

Friday 7th June 2019 , 7.30 pm

Gary Reader and his jazz band bring us a high octane and high energy performance.

This fabulous quartet are a great advert for quality jazz in the Midlands.

Tickets go on sale from Friday 15th February 2019

Tickets £10, available from Derby Live at

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