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Durham Cathedral is a living community of worship, welcome and hospitality and a very special place to work. 

Who works here?

Our dedicated clergy and staff, supported by around 700 volunteers, support our mission as we welcome over 750,000 visitors each year.

Join an award-winning team

We are proud to have been awarded the Gold Award from North East Better Health at Work

Become a volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to build your CV, find out more about the Cathedral and make new friends.

Take a look at the roles on offer in Volunteering.

Current Vacancies

Relief Verger

Location: Durham Cathedral
Contract: Casual
Salary: 8.75 per hour
Hours: The normal weekly timetable is as follows, (subject to review): Part-time

Job description

Job Title:                    Relief Verger

Location:                   Durham Cathedral

Contract:                   Casual

Hours:                       Hours are not regular and cannot be guaranteed

Salary:                       £8.75 per hour


The Vergers are responsible, under the direction and supervision of the Head Verger, for the

day to day operation of Cathedral services.  This includes preparation, set up and take down

for all services, processional duties, other events and concerts.


Application Form

Application Form Guidance Notes

Job Advert

Job Profile

Employee Benefits

Values & Purpose Leaflet


Closing date for receipt of completed application form: 11:59pm, Tues, 18th December 2018

Shortlisting date:      Wednesday, 2nd January 2019                                                       

Interview date:         Wednesday, 9th January 2019

Preferred start date: As soon as possible                                   


Advertised from: 29 November 2018
Closing date for receipt of completed application: 18 December 2018