Current vacancies at Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral’s Job Applicant Privacy Notice can be downloaded here.


Salary: £8,143 per annum

Permanent, 20 hours a week over 5 days, 7.30am – 12pm

You will undertake the effective cleaning as part of a team for the Cathedral and additional buildings around the Cathedral site.  We take pride in our high standards of cleanliness and are a small happy team working in a beautiful environment.  You should have previous experience of undertaking a variety of cleaning duties.

Shifts are worked over a 7 day a week rota, weekend working will be required but normally with at least one day off each weekend.  Flexibility of working hours as part of cover arrangements is essential as is a respect for the Christian ethos and worship.

To apply please complete the application form and return to Human Resources by email:

Or post to: The Diocesan Office, The Old Deanery, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UG.

Closing date: Sunday 8th July 2018


Countertenor Vicar Choral

FROM SEPTEMBER 2018, or later by negotiation

Applications are invited from experienced singers. Free housing in the beautiful Medieval Vicars’ Close, with a competitive salary and fees package.

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

Telephone: 01749 674483  Email:

Application Pack for Countertenor VC June 2018 CATHEDRAL-APPLICATION-FORM

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

General Café Assistant

Two positions available for 57.42 hours per month

Competitive Packages

Wells Cathedral is looking for a General Assistant to join our busy café team, undertaking a variety of tasks whilst delivering excellent customer service.

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 working on a two week rota pattern of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in week one and Friday and Saturday in week two.

If you are interested in the role, please send your CV to Human Resources via or care of Diocesan Offices, the Old Deanery, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UG

General Cafe Assistant App Pack May 2018


Volunteer Café Assistant 

To assist the catering team in the Cathedral Café clearing and cleaning the tables for our customers. Hours that need to be covered are between 12noon and 2.30pm on the following days; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday but we would be interested in hearing from people who can help on just one day a week. The ideal Café Helper will have worked in a similar environment previously, although this is not essential.


A soup lunch and drink will be offered after the duty.

Skills required

  • Excellent communication
  • Able to follow instruction
  • Happy to work in a team


Enquiries to: Ruth Clacee-Rowe, Volunteer Coordinator, Wells Cathedral offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483


Volunteer Cathedral Welcomers and Duty Welcomers

We are currently recruiting for the roles of Cathedral Welcomer and Duty Welcomer. These are both voluntary roles.

Welcomers provide a warm, friendly and sensitive welcome to all who enter Wells Cathedral.  The role can include handing over an appropriate welcome leaflet, notifying visitors of guided tours and generally helping with directions.

The ideal volunteer is someone who is friendly, enjoys engaging with the public and has the ability to follow instruction, as well as being able to be flexible.

More details about the role are available in the role description which can be downloaded here.

Enquiries to: Ruth Clacee-Rowe, Volunteer Coordinator, Wells Cathedral offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483



Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers, is always pleased to hear from parents of prospective choristers.

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

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