Canon Adrian Rhodes has joined the Volition team as our Volunteer Bee Coordinator. Known as the “Canon Apiarist” at Manchester Cathedral Adrian has been a beekeeper since 2011, keeping bees at home, on the roof of Manchester Cathedral and is mentor to our volunteers who look after the Beehives at Manchester Cathedral and the Printworks. […]Read More
Sir David Richards has become a patron of Volition Community following a visit last year to see the work of this charity. Welcoming Sir David, the Dean of Manchester thanked Sir David for his commitment to this programme which runs from Manchester and Liverpool Cathedrals. Sir David, encouraged at the outcomes of this programme of […]Read More
A short video showcasing Manchester Cathedral Bees by Adam York Gregory Manchester Cathedral Bees from Adam York Gregory on Vimeo. Bee Hive Cameras We currently have two bee hive cameras upon the flat roof of Manchester Cathedral, click on the play button below to view the bees and their hives. Heavenly […]Read More
Salary: £10.00 p/h
Hours of work: Monday 13.00 – 16.00, Wednesday 13.00 – 16.00.
The successful candidate will be expected to attend monthly meetings once every 6-8 weeks, and Open Days once a month
Normal place of work: Manchester Cathedral, Manchester Cathedral Visitors Centre, Salford Cathedral
Reports to: Volition Volunteer Manager (VM hereafter)
Overview: With the assistance of Volition Community members, to manage and operate up to fifteen bee colonies that are the responsibility of the Cathedral and to train and supervise volunteers in the annual cycle of bee-related tasks.
About Volition Community
Volition Community is a charity based at Manchester Cathedral. We are innovative in our approach to volunteering and employability. We bring Cathedrals, civic leaders, partners, and business together to open up job opportunities for local unemployed people who are Volition Community volunteers. Our aim is to “level the playing field” so that more unemployed people can achieve their goal of securing a good job.
Over a period of ten weeks, Volition Community volunteers complete a course in Employability Skills with The Manchester College, attend a supported job club, and complete three hours per week of volunteering. A volunteer opportunity available is assisting Volition Community’s Beekeeper to tend hives at Manchester Cathedral and Salford Cathedral. The hives must be properly tended by the Beekeeper and it is important that the successful candidate understands that the apiaries exist as an integral part of Volition Community.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Beekeeper with intermediate or advanced skills to develop in a socially valuable way, as part of the wider Volition team.
The successful candidate will require patience, flexibility and sensitivity as some of the volunteers supported by Volition Community face one or more barriers to employment.
For further information, please download our Job Description and Person Specification from the following link:
If you would like to get in touch for further information, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Henshaw, Volition Volunteer Manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0161 833 2220 (ext 242).
If you are interested in the role and you have the relevant skills, qualifications and experience, please send your CV with a covering letter to:
Or by email to email@example.com