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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

Relief Verger

Location: Durham Cathedral
Contract: Casual
Salary: £9.11 per hour
Hours: The normal weekly timetable is as follows, (subject to review): Casual

Job description


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.


Download an Application Pack:

Application Form

Application Form Guidance Notes

Job Description

Employee Benefits

Values & Purpose Leaflet


Closing date for receipt of completed application form:

Midnight, Thursday 12th December 2019   


Interview date:         TBC

Preferred start date: As soon as possible                                   

Advertised from: 05 December 2019
Closing date for receipt of completed application: 12 December 2019