Join the Cathedral Team


Wells Cathedral is not just a building, but a thriving community of clergy, staff, and volunteers. Together they work to support the Cathedral’s mission, care for its fabric, and provide welcome and hospitality for all who enter through its doors.


Current Vacancies are listed below, and further details about each role can be found in the accompanying Information Packs. If you think you have the skills and experience outlined, please do apply; we would love to hear from you.


Contact details for relevant members of the Cathedral team can be found in the Information Packs, should you have any further queries. Wells Cathedral’s Job Applicant Privacy Notice can be downloaded here.

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Full-time; permanent

Join the team leading the iconic Wells Cathedral as its next COO, developing its life as a place of worship, a heritage site of remarkable beauty and awe-inspiring historic significance, and a globally recognised destination for pilgrims, audiences, and tourists alike.

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Closing Date: Tuesday 30 April 2024, 9.00 a.m.

Deputy Vicars Choral

Open Applications
Wells Cathedral Choir is seeking Altos (male or female), Tenors, and Basses to join its list of deputies. Are you an experience choral singer with good sight-reading skills, who would enjoy singing in a world-renowned choir on an ad-hoc basis, we would be delighted to hear from you. Addition to the dep-list is via a short, informal audition, and is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Please email for more information, or to arrange an audition. (Applicants must be aged 18 or over)


We are always pleased to hear from parents of boys and girls in current school years 3 and 4 who are interested in the prospect of becoming a Chorister.

Choristers receive a world class musical education singing in one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in England. All Choristers are educated at Wells Cathedral School, for which scholarships and additional bursaries are available to assist with fees.

In the first instance, potential Choristers do not need any sophisticated musical training, but a clear voice with good high notes and a good musical ear. For more information and to arrange an informal audition, please telephone 01749 834213 or e-mail

“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.


Voluntary Roles

Stewards, Service & Concert

Stewards help at services and concerts by giving a warm welcome, directing people to seats and, if needed, tidying and straightening the Cathedral afterwards. In the event of an emergency, directing the audience/congregation to safety in a calm and efficient manner is essential.

Volunteer Cathedral Welcomers and Nave Welcomers

We are currently recruiting for Cathedral Welcomers. Roles are voluntary and can be a one or two hour commitment.
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.
Skills required:

  • Friendly and enjoy engaging with the public
  • Able to follow instruction
  • Happy to work alone or in a team.

Enquiries to: Volunteer Department, Wells Cathedral Offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE
Telephone: 01749 832217

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