The purpose of this role is to provide a range of secretarial and administration support to the Director of Music and to the Canon Precentor in their roles in leading the Liturgy and Music Department of Liverpool Cathedral. All tasks are to be carried out with the utmost discretion, accuracy and with a clear understanding and commitment to safeguarding practices.
Worship and Liturgy
Music and the Cathedral Choir
The Cathedral Church of Christ, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s masterpiece, is built on St. James’ Mount and is visible from miles around: “a visible witness for God in the midst of the great city”. As Britain’s largest Cathedral, it boasts many record-breaking features: the world’s highest and widest Gothic arches, the highest and heaviest peal of bells and an organ with 10,268 pipes to name but a few. It is a vibrant living church filled with people day by day as varied as schoolchildren, those in theological training, choristers and conference delegates. It has a community life of daily prayer and worship attended sometimes by a few, often by thousands, and many concerts, exhibitions and events as well as Sunday congregations. As a world-class, award winning visitor attraction, welcoming well over half a million visitors a year, it also plays a key role in the city’s growing visitor economy and uses its spectacular spaces to host high profile events and deliver a cultural programme to inspire a local, national and international audience. Its total commitment to partnership working within the city not only contributes to its economic, spiritual and cultural life, but gives all who serve within it a thoroughly outward looking perspective.
This is a pioneering Cathedral of international renown, also working in an urban context and teeming with life. The Cathedral’s mission statement is ‘A safe place to do risky things in Christ’s service’. Its six priorities for the mission of the Cathedral are utterly interwoven: Heightening Worship, Deepening Discipleship, Extending Wellbeing, Promoting Fairness, Multiplying Congregations and Widening Enterprise. For all to thrive there is an assumption of a high degree of collegiality, flexibility and collaborative working. For all to feel valued requires a deep understanding of ‘everyone matters’,team work and the ability to relate to people of all ages and circumstances.