Opportunity to be a city mace bearer - open to all

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A vacancy has arisen to be one of Cambridge City Council’s five ceremonial mace bearers.

The council is inviting applications from all sections of the local community including from women and people belonging to the city’s many minority ethnic communities.

Being a mace bearer is an occasional role in a diverse range of civic ceremonial occasions – from carrying one of the council’s ceremonial maces, through to assisting with hospitality at civic events.

Cllr Lewis Herbert, Leader of the City Council, said:

Cambridge has an excellent mace bearer team. Historically, this post has for the last 300 years been held by men. As with all city council roles, we welcome applications from all, and all sections of the community including from women or ethnic minority applicants.

It is an interesting and varied role which enables the post-holder to participate in the high profile civic ceremonial events, traditions that celebrate over 800 years of mayoralty and council in Cambridge, including carrying the city’s 300 year old ceremonial maces.

Anyone interested in becoming a city mace bearer can find out more from the city council’s recruitment team on 01223 458198.

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