Liturgy & Music Officer - Birmingham Cathedral

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£20,000 per annum

We are seeking a Liturgy and Music Officer to the join the cathedral team. The successful candidate will help to ensure that all administrative requirements of worship and music provision are delivered in a timely and efficient way: 


The role will include:

  • Working closely to support the Canon Precentor in all aspects of booking and scheduling Acts of Worship and Services
  • Organising for appropriate proof-reading of Service Sheets
  • Production and Printing of Service Sheets
  • Support with data gathering and input
  • Production of Music List and ‘What’s On’ Information as required
  • PRS Returns
  • Production of Lectionary
  • Admin Support for Head of Music / Music Department
  • Transcription of music using Sibelius software
  • Responsibility for liaison and booking of visiting choirs in collaboration with Canon Precentor and Head of Music.
  • Organising Volunteer Rotas
  • To digitise recorded sermons and special talks onto the cathedral website
  • Production of Cathedral Notices
  • The role will include several hours a week of PA responsibility for the Canon Precentor – including diary management, printing and operational support
  • An engaged member of the Office-based team, sharing responsibility for answering calls, greeting guests and general support

Person Specification:
• An organised and methodical approach to your work (essential)
• An excellent team player (essential)
• Good telephone manner and all round communication skills (essential)
• Ability to read and transcribe music (essential)
• Willingness to learn and use new software including Sibelius (essential)
• Meticulous eye for detail (essential)
• Ability to multitask (essential)
• In sympathy with the ethos of the Church of England (essential)
• Understanding of the Anglican Liturgical calendar (desirable)

We are an equal opportunities employer.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as those from minority ethnic groups are currently under-represented in our staff team, we would particularly welcome applications from those groups.

Terms & Conditions

The post holder will report to the Dean’s PA
Key Internal Relationships: Canon Precentor, Dean’s PA, Head of Music, Head of Events
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Pension: Subject to meeting the relevant criteria you will be enrolled in the Cathedral’s Pension Scheme with 8% employer contributions.
Hours: 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday, with occasional Sunday working requirement)
Holidays: 28 days (PRO RATA) plus bank holidays
Holidays are not normally to be taken in the fortnights prior to the annual Readers Admission and Licensing Service; Ordinations; Holy Week (and in Holy Week itself before Good Friday); nor in Advent.

Deadline for Applications: 28th August

Interviews will be held at the Cathedral or alternatively via video link week commencing Monday 7 September 2020