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Director of Music

The Chapter of Southwark Cathedral wishes to appoint a Director of Music to lead the Music Department from 1 September 2019. The successful candidate will contribute towards the mission and ministry of Southwark Cathedral by maintaining and developing standards of musical excellence in the Cathedral’s worship.

We are looking for someone who has a clear understanding of, and commitment to, the place of music in worship, with an outstanding record as a choral director, demonstrable skills as an organist, a firm knowledge and experience of safeguarding requirements, good administrative abilities, and is able to lead, inspire and train others.

The appointment will be dependent on a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

Southwark Cathedral aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Deadline for applications: 1 February 2019.

Each shortlisted candidate will be interviewed over the course of a single day; interviewing will take place on two different dates: Thursday 28 February and Monday 4 March 2019.

Travel expenses will be paid from point of entry into the UK for overseas applicants

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Harry Cole Organ Scholar

The Cathedral is offering an organ scholarship, valued at £8,000 for the remainder of the academic year 2018/2019.

Applicants should be in sympathy with the aims and objectives of the Christian Church and the Anglican tradition.

Southwark Cathedral aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

For further details please contact our Director of Music, Peter Wright, Director of Music Southwark Cathedral by email or telephone 020 7367 6703.


Choir Chaperones

£10.20 per hour

The Cathedral is looking to recruit a team of Choir Chaperones to support the music department staff in their work with the choirs and to provide supervision of choristers before, during and after rehearsals and services.

For further information please visit the Church of England Pathways Website here

Volunteer Opportunities

There are also a number of voluntary opportunities at the Cathedral for you to consider, please visit our Volunteer page for further information

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