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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 Continuing Excellence 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

Seasonal Visitor Desk Assistant

Location: Durham Cathedral
Contract: FixedTerm
Salary: £8.75 per hour
Hours: The normal weekly timetable is as follows, (subject to review): 26

Job description

The Cathedral Office is seeking to appoint a Seasonal Visitor Desk Assistant.  The Cathedral operates the Visitor Desk to create a professional and efficient response to visitors.  It works in tandem with the volunteer Stewards and Guides who provide a welcome and information service to all.  The post-holder will assist in the daily operation of the Visitor Desk, including encouraging visitors to donate to the Cathedral, the sale of exhibition & events tickets, tours, guide books and as well as signposting and information to visitors to the Cathedral. The role is based both behind the Visitor Desk and in front in a queue manager role.

 

For further information and an informal discussion about this position please contact Simone Martin (Visitor Desk Team Leader).

 

Please note this role is Fixed Term - from mid March 2019 to 31st October 2019

 

The Application Pack for the role consists of various documents, please download each document using the links below:

Application Form

Application Guidance Notes
Job Description
Employee Benefits
Values and Purpose Statement

 

Interview Date: 6th March 2019

 

Advertised from: 05 February 2019
Closing date for receipt of completed application: 20 February 2019

Residentiary Canon: Canon Pastor

Location: Durham Cathedral
Contract: Permanent
Salary: 27,703 per annum
Hours: The normal weekly timetable is as follows, (subject to review): Full-time

Job description

The Bishop and Chapter are looking for an influential and inspirational Canon Pastor who will play a vital and strategic role in enhancing the governance, leadership and liturgical life of the Cathedral.

 

At ‘the best Cathedral on planet earth’ we are seeking a colleague who will care for and grow our regular worshippers in faith and in numbers; oversee the work of our Education (Learning & Outreach) and Library & Collections teams; and head up student ministry at the Cathedral which founded Durham University.

 

You will possess proven theological, strategic and leadership capability and will be passionate about our core purpose, committed to enabling the whole Cathedral community to live our values, deliver our strategic objectives and fulfil our vision.

 

As a member of Chapter you will draw upon your substantial experience of working at Board level and will work collaboratively with colleagues to build upon the foundations already laid in corporate governance, financial sustainability and project management.

 

Thriving on working closely with a talented management team of professionals in their own field, you will use your successful track record of strategic and operational leadership, complemented by your personal skills and presence, to engage, influence and inspire those with whom you work.  With your energy and resilience you will apply the experience that you have gained as an experienced pastor to work in partnership with relevant agencies; grow our regular worshippers in faith and in numbers; lead our Education (Learning & Outreach) and Library & Collections teams; and work with colleagues to foster ministry among Durham’s student community.

 

Being a ‘mission-shaped’ person of prayer, who is theologically articulate and who possesses the ability to stimulate through intelligent preaching, you will be influential in the mission of the Cathedral and play a key role in its liturgical life.

 

If you aspire to be a key leader in the future of ‘Britain’s Favourite Cathedral’ (2017), part of the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site, then we would love to hear from you.

 

Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about this role, please call Ian Hunter, Head of HR&OD in the first instance on (0191) 386 4266, who will make the appropriate arrangements.

 

For more information and how to apply please go to:  

https://pathways.churchofengland.org/job/pathways/803/residentiary-canon-canon-pastor

 

Closing date for receipt of completed application form: Sunday 3rd March 2019

Shortlisting date: w/c 4th March 2019

Selection Event dates:  Monday 18th March 2019; and Tuesday 19th March 2019

Start date: Autumn 2019

Advertised from: 08 February 2019
Closing date for receipt of completed application: 03 March 2019

Electrician

Location: Durham Cathedral
Contract: Permanent
Salary: TBC
Hours: The normal weekly timetable is as follows, (subject to review): Full-time

Job description

Job Title: Electrician

Location: Durham Cathedral

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Part-time/job share may be considered)

Salary: Dependant on Experience

 

Durham Cathedral is looking to appoint a fully qualified and experienced electrician to work in this iconic World Heritage Site.  This newly vacant post will join an established team in the Property Department to undertake routine and emergency maintenance and installation works.  The post-holder must be qualified in 17/18th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671 2008, have experience in a wide range of installations and be able to work at heights.

 

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend a tour of the Cathedral on the day of the interview which will include accessing the higher levels in the Cathedral.

 

The Application Pack for the role consists of various documents, please download each document using the links below:

Application Form

Application Guidance Notes

Job Description

Employee Benefits

Values and Purpose

 

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 24th February 2019

Shortlisting: week commencing 25th February 2019

Interview date: week commencing 4th March 2019

 

 

Advertised from: 07 February 2019
Closing date for receipt of completed application: 24 February 2019

General Operative

Location: Durham Cathedral
Contract: Permanent
Salary: TBC
Hours: The normal weekly timetable is as follows, (subject to review): Full-time

Job description

Job Title: General Operative (2 x posts)

Location: Durham Cathedral

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £19,380 per annum

Durham Cathedral is looking to appoint two operatives /semi-skilled workers to work in this iconic World Heritage Site.  These newly vacant posts will join an established team in the Property Department to undertake routine and emergency maintenance work in and around the Cathedral and precinct.  The post-holder must have some experience working within the construction industry and be able to work at heights.

 

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend a tour of the Cathedral on the day of the interview which will include accessing the higher levels in the Cathedral.

 

For further details and please download each document using the links below:

Application Form

Application Guidance Notes

Job Profile

Employee Benefits

Values and Purpose 

 

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 24th February 2019

Shortlisting: week commencing 25th February 2019

Interview date: week commencing 4th March 2019

 

 

Advertised from: 07 February 2019
Closing date for receipt of completed application: 24 February 2019

Choral Scholarship

Location: Durham Cathedral
Contract: FixedTerm
Salary: Scholarship; more details below
Hours: The normal weekly timetable is as follows, (subject to review): Variable

Job description

Choral Scholarships are offered by the chapter of Durham Cathedral to students who obtain admission or are current students at Durham University. There are vacancies for one tenor and one bass to start in October 2019.

It is essential that candidates should be academically equipped to follow their chosen course of study at Durham, and those who seem unlikely to meet the colleges’ academic requirements for admission will not be accepted as candidates for a choral scholarship. It is generally not possible to combine the duties of a choral scholar with certain academic subjects (the sciences, and those social sciences which involve laboratory work). Choral scholarships only remain tenable on condition that the holder retains his or her university place for the duration of the scholarship. 

The emolument of a choral scholarship is currently £1,584 in the first year, £1,888 in the second year and £2,203 in the third year and any subsequent years.

Choral scholars take part in the musical services of Durham Cathedral and are expected to attend regular rehearsals. For more information about the time commitments expected of a choral scholar, please see the application pack linked below.

Applications can be made by completing the linked application form below. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday 10 March 2019. Interviews will be held in March 2019.

Download the application pack, including full information of choral scholarships and application form here.

Enquiries relating to choral scholarships should be referred to the music administrator, Mrs Rebecca Dodd, (The Cathedral Office, The College, Durham, DH1 3EH), music@durhamcathedral.co.uk.

 

Advertised from: 15 February 2019
Closing date for receipt of completed application: 10 March 2019