Vacancies at Wells Cathedral

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

Alto, Tenor and Bass Choral Scholarships 2021-22

Wells Cathedral is recruiting for Alto (male or female), Tenor and Bass Choral Scholars who are keen to gain experience of singing in a renowned and professional Cathedral choir. The Scholarships will commence in September 2021 and are usually for a period of at least one year.

The Scholarships are suitable for gap year placements and graduates. The placements are ideal preparation for those who wish to go on to study singing at a conservatoire, undertake a university choral scholarship or pursue a career as a professional musician.

Choral Scholars 2019-2021

For details of the Scholarships and how to apply, download the Application Pack.

Application Form 

Equality Questionnaire

Closing date for applications is 11am on Friday 5 February 2021.

Remote interviews by Zoom will be held during week commencing 22 February 2021.

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.

Enquiries to: Volunteer Coordinator, Wells Cathedral offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483 ext 214



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.

Enquiries to: Volunteer Coordinator, Wells Cathedral offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483 ext 214



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.

To discuss the opportunities available for your child and for more information about auditions, please telephone 01749 834213 or 01749 674483 or email

Music and Choristers September 2020

“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.

Listen to our Music

The Cathedral will be open for individual prayer and reflection during the lockdown. All services will be available online only until further notice.