Current vacancies at Wells Cathedral

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VACANCY FOR ASSISTANT ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF WELLS CATHEDRAL VOLUNTARY CHOIR

The music at Wells Cathedral has an enviable reputation. The Chapter is seeking an Assistant Organist and Director of Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir who will promote and deliver world class, engaging and exciting music by:

  • Supporting the musical contribution to the mission and liturgical life of the Cathedral by rehearsing and conducting the Cathedral Choir as well as playing the organ for services as required
  • Leading the work required to deliver musical outreach in creative ways
  • Enhancing the musical contribution made by the Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir, through leading the recruitment, rehearsal and conducting this choir
  • Being a key part of the team that creates a beautiful and magnetic musical offering in this very special place

Please download the Application Pack, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. Application forms and a covering letter should be returned to the H R Administrator via Recruitment@wellscathedral.uk.net or by post to Cathedral Offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE.

Closing Date: Friday 3 April 2020 by 11am

Shortlisting: Monday 6 April 2020

Interviews: Thursday 23 and Friday 24 April 2020

Please note that considering the Government guidance around non-essential contact because of the coronavirus, the interview dates could be subject to change.  However, the shortlisting will happen on the specified date.

 

VACANCY FOR COUNTERTENOR VICAR CHORAL

Applications are invited from experienced singers. Rent-free housing in the beautiful medieval Vicars’ Close, with a competitive salary and fees package.

Please download the Application Pack, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Enquiries to:

The Revd Canon Nicholas Jepson- Biddle, Precentor

Wells Cathedral Music Office, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483  Email: musicoffice@wellscathedral.uk.net

 

Volunteer Chaplains

Our Duty Chaplains, Licenced Readers and Ordained members of the Clergy, are available to 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.

We are looking for a number of Chaplains, on a rota basis, from 11am-3.30pm during the Winter and 11am-4pm throughout the Summer period. If you would like to join the Wells Cathedral Volunteer Team, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For more information please contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 01749 674483 or email volunteers@wellscathedral.uk.net. Training and support are given.

Volunteer Library Assistant

We’re looking for volunteer Library Assistants to supervise the use of the Cathedral’s Reading Room as a reference and study library and talk to visitors about its history and contents. We’re looking for people who can commit to two hour shifts from 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm, Monday to Saturday and ideally for people who enjoy engaging with members of the public.

Skills required

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

To download a copy of the role description, click here.

For more information please contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 01749 674483 or email volunteers@wellscathedral.uk.net. Training and support are given.

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.

For more information please contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 01749 674483 or email volunteers@wellscathedral.uk.net. Training and support are given.

 

Choristers

We are 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 admissions@wells.cathedral.school

“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.