Current vacancies at Wells Cathedral
Wells Cathedral is seeking a Cathedral Archaeologist to take up post as soon as possible. The successful candidate will work for the Cathedral as part of the team which cares for the fabric of the cathedral and its precinct.
Responsibilities include advising the Chapter on archaeological policy and offering advice upon the archaeological implications of any works recommended by the Cathedral Architect or the Clerk of the Works; following the guidelines produced by the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE) with regard to archaeological process – particularly providing the brief for any programme of archaeological work, including a statement of the aims and objectives of the work; and liaising with staff and external bodies as appropriate.
Applications are welcomed from those with a post graduate degree in archaeology or a closely related discipline, and considerable proven experience in the study of and understanding of historic buildings, monuments and archaeological sites, in particular with regard to those aspects relating to church archaeology of churches.
The post is structured around the standard activities defined in the CFCE guidelines, including attendance at the Cathedral’s Fabric Advisory Committee meetings, for which a retainer will be paid. The level of retainer and rates for other activities will be agreed with the successful candidate.
Please download an Application Pack and return to:
Mrs Debbie Jones, PA to the Administrator, Cathedral Offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UH or via email: [email protected]
Closing Date: 24th February 2014
Interviews: 25th March 2014
Salary: £19,200 per annum, Full-time
Wells Cathedral is seeking a Carpenter/Joiner to join the Works Department as soon as possible.
Wells Cathedral is one of the great cathedrals of England, originally dating from the 1180’s but having been extended and modified through the centuries. As well as maintaining the Fabric of the Gothic cathedral building, the Chapter (the principal governing body) has responsibility for an Estate including Vicars’ Close, the Dean’s Lodging and the modern houses currently occupied by four Canons. The majority of the work on the Cathedral Fabric and Estate properties is undertaken by an in-house Works Department (‘Yard’) maintenance team under the leadership of the Clerk of the Works.
As part of the Yard team, you will work with colleagues or on your own to provide reactive and planned maintenance services, as required throughout the Fabric and Estate to ensure the operational continuity of the Cathedral. As the team Carpenter, you will undertake the carpentry and joinery works necessary to maintain and repair all aspects of the Fabric and Estate, taking instructions from and reporting to the Clerk of the Works. You will be a suitably qualified or experienced trade practitioner, ideally with some experience of working on historic Listed buildings.
Application forms, with a covering letter no more than one side of A4 describing what attracts you to this role, your experience and how it relates to the opportunities and challenges presented by this position, should be returned to Human Resources via [email protected] or care of Diocesan Offices, the Old Deanery, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UG
Closing Date: 12 noon, Friday 7th February 2014
Interviews: Wednesday 19th February 2014
The Cathedral relies on its team of Volunteers who regularly give their time and skills to help us to provide a welcome and inviting space for our visitors. We currently have need of some specialist skills which you may be interested in:
Volunteer – Flower Arranging Team lead
Do you know anyone with creative flair who loves working with flowers?
We are a busy Cathedral and need a volunteer to lead our team of flower arrangers. The ideal volunteer will have skills in floristry, be well organised, have basic administrative skills and good interpersonal skills. Regular duties would include ordering stock, organising a yearly rota, holding team briefings and be the contact for the Cathedral and the members of the Flower Arranging Team.
For further information please drop us an email at [email protected]
Volunteer – Cafe Assistant
Do you like the idea of helping out at Wells Cathedral within our lovely Café while learning customer service and catering skills?
We are looking for some willing individuals to join our team here over the coming weeks and months. We can offer a range of three and four hour shifts over the week – starting at 10.00am. Tasks you will help us with are: welcoming customers and helping them find seats, serving customers, clearing tables and helping to wash up cutlery and crockery.
Within your shift you will get a half hour break and we will give you a lunch and drink in that break.
So if you have some time available, enjoy people and learning new skills, fancy some company within a great working team then please get in contact. For further information please drop our Head of Catering an email at [email protected] or call 01749 676543.