Vacancies at Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral is recruiting!

Please read the application pack for full details of the role on offer. If you think you have the skills and experience we need and would love to work in one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in England, please do apply; we would love to hear from you. If you are not sure, there are contact details of a member of the Cathedral team in the pack who will be happy to have a conversation with you.

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

Vacancy for Alto Vicar Choral

Part-time c.18 hours per week

Applications to join Wells Cathedral Choir are invited from experienced professional singers, both male and female. Housing will be provided in the beautiful Mediaeval Vicars’ Close, with a competitive salary and fees package.

Application Pack

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Application Deadline: Friday, 17th September 2021

Shortlisting: Tuesday, 21st September 2021

Interview: Monday, 27th September 2021



Music and Choristers September 2020


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

“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.

Volunteer Cathedral Welcomers and Duty 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

  • Someone who is friendly and enjoys engaging with the public
  • Able to follow instruction
  • Happy working on their own or in a team

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

Telephone: 01749 832217 or 01749 674483 ext. 3001


Listen to our Music

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th Sept: The Cathedral will close at the earlier time of 6pm in preparation for the Jess Gillam concerts. Tickets will be available on the door from 6.45pm for just £15 (cash only)