Current vacancies at Wells Cathedral

Visitor Services Co-ordinator

Minimum of 24 hours (additional hours negotiable)

Competitive Salary

Wells Cathedral is located in the Medieval City of Wells. Built between 1175 and 1490, our Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”.  We welcome visitors every day of the year to experience this wonderful and holy place.

We are seeking a Visitor Services Coordinator to join our Retail & Visitor Services team. You will be responsible for providing support and facilitating key functions that contribute to the team’s success including:

  • Managing the end-to-end group booking process
  • Administering the annual pass
  • Monitoring the online bookings for tickets and tours
  • Responding to customer enquiries
  • Liaising with our system provider

If you have excellent customer service skills, confidence using computer systems, a methodical approach and a pro-active approach to resolving issues then please download our application pack to find out more.

To Apply:

Application forms should be returned to Human Resources via [email protected] or care of Diocesan Offices, the Old Deanery, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UG

Copies of our Application PackApplication Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be found here.

Closing Date: 13 December 2016 at midday

Volunteer Chaplains Needed!

Do you like meeting and helping new people? Could you offer one or two days a month?

Our Duty Chaplains, Licenced Readers and ordained members of the clergy are available to Cathedral visitors for pastoral counselling or conversation.  They conduct short prayers at the clock on the hour and, if ordained, celebrate Holy Communion at 12.25pm on Tuesdays.

Duties are between 10am to 4pm on a rota basis throughout the Visitor Season (currently March-October) and a lunch voucher is provided.

If you would like to join the Wells Cathedral team of volunteers, we would be delighted to hear from you. For more information please contact the Cathedral’s Volunteer Coordinator on 01749 674483 or email us at [email protected]

Training and support is given. We look forward to hearing from you!

Café Supervisor/General Assistant

Average of 20 hours per week. Competitive Salary

Wells Cathedral is looking for a General Assistant to join our busy team, undertaking a variety of tasks whilst delivering excellent customer service.  Part of the role will involve acting up for specific shifts as Café Supervisor where you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the day to day operation of the Café to the highest possible standards.

You will be a reliable, self-starter, able to work effectively as part of a busy team. You will have good organisational skills, able to handle busy service periods and should be able to anticipate problems before they occur.  You will be responsible for the supervision of staff when you are working a shift as Café Supervisor therefore previous experience of managing staff is essential.

Applications should be returned to Human Resources via [email protected] or care of Diocesan Offices, the Old Deanery, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UG.

Copies of our General Assistant-Supervisor App Pack Oct 2016, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be found here.

 Closing date:       16 December 2016 12pm

Vacancy for Countertenor Choral Scholar

from September 2017

Free housing in the beautiful medieval Vicars’ Close, with a generous scholarship, extra fees package, and funding for singing lessons. Opportunities for work at Wells Cathedral School may be available.

Applications are welcome from experienced gap-year students or graduates. Copies of our Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be found here.

Enquiries to: Mr Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral Music Office, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483  Email: [email protected]

Choristers

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Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers, is always pleased to hear from parents of prospective choristers and we are particularly looking for children in current school years 3 to 5 to start in September 2017. We will be holding pre-auditions in November and December 2016 in advance of the main auditions in January.

Scholarships and additional bursaries for Wells Cathedral School, which all choristers attend, are available.

For more information, please telephone 01749 834213 or 01749 674483 or email [email protected]

“one of the most impressive of today’s British cathedral choirs” in “world-class form” Gramophone Magazine

Click here for more information about Wells Cathedral choristers.

Volunteers Needed

Do you like helping and meeting new people?

Can you spare a couple of hours a week or month?

We have various roles available, but primarily volunteers are needed to greet, welcome and offer help to visitors to Wells Cathedral.

Volunteer

If you or a friend would like to join the Wells Cathedral team of volunteers, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For more information please contact our Volunteers Co-ordinator by email via [email protected], by telephone on 01749 674483 or by post to Cathedral Offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE.

Training and support is given.