Vacancies at Wells Cathedral

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

Development Director vacancy:

Wells Cathedral has embarked on an exciting and ambitious phase of development to ensure its extraordinarily beautiful buildings, world class choral music, stunning grounds and gardens provide the very best facilities, environment and resources for all those who visit. Despite current challenges, we are determined to continue to grow and consolidate the Development Office whose primary function is to develop the income that allows us to achieve our ambitions.

Working closely with colleagues, the community, and supporters, the Development Director will secure the funds needed to achieve these enticing projects. He or she will lead on our heritage, musical, educational, and conservation campaigns to ensure Wells Cathedral is sustainable and able to serve its community as a place of worship, a heritage attraction and as a place of gathering.


For details of the Development Director role and how to apply, download the Application Pack

For an informal and confidential conversation about the opportunity, please contact Jackie Croft, Chapter Clerk and Chief Operating Officer on 01749 832 218, or email

Application Form

Equality Questionnaire

Closing date: Wednesday 24th February 2021, 5pm
Shortlisting: Monday 1st March 2021
Selection process: Monday 8th March 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.