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Cathedral seeks chief executive
Truro Cathedral
The cathedral is more than 60,000 in the red

A hard-up Cornish cathedral is offering a five-figure salary for a chief executive to turn its financial fortunes around.

Truro Cathedral, which is more than 60,000 in the red, is advertising the newly-created 35,000-a-year post in the national press.

The cathedral, which was built in the late 19th Century, is made of Bath stone and is undergoing a running restoration programme.

Spokesman Jeremy Dowling said Truro was thought to be the first of England's 43 cathedrals to create such a position.

"Some other cathedrals have financial administrators, but this is a much wider and more visionary post.

Increase turnover

"We want someone who can turn the thing around," he said.

The successful candidate's remit is to increase turnover and profitability and secure the cathedral's long-term financial security.

The chief executive will also develop a new "heritage brand".

Cathedral dean, the Very Reverend Michael Moxon, said he hoped the new chief executive would be in his post by the end of the summer.




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