The Cathedral is looking to recruit a team of Choir Chaperones to support the music department staff in their work with the choirs and to provide supervision of choristers before, during and after rehearsals and services.
Choir chaperones will be the chief point of contact for choir parents and will take charge of the children in breaks between rehearsals and services especially on Sundays when there is lunch for the choirs and a period of recreation before the rehearsal for Choral Evensong. The Choir Chaperones will remain on site until the last chorister has left the site after each service or rehearsal.
You should have experience of working with groups of young people, be friendly and approachable, with a good sense of humour, able to relate well to young people between the ages of 7 and 17 and deal with unexpected situations calmly. A genuine interest in the Cathedral’s Choirs and their work will be essential.
This post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check and those appointed will be required to undertake safeguarding training prior to commencing work.
Please include the shifts that you are able to commit to within your supporting statement.
The Cathedral is situated on the south bank of the Thames adjacent to London Bridge in a largely business area. It is also a Parish Church. Only a small number of people are actually resident in the parish which comprises large commercial offices, two hospitals, the Cathedral Primary School and the Borough Market. The local area has undergone tremendous change with the opening of the Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern, the Millennium Footbridge and the Jubilee Line extension station at London Bridge as well as numerous other redevelopments including The Shard and re-developed London Bridge station. The normal Sunday morning congregation is eclectic with the many visitors from all over the world. Sunday Evensong is Choral in the Anglican Tradition.