Countertenor Vicars Choral

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Liverpool Cathedral has at its heart a rhythm of daily worship which encourages people to participate in an experience that can strengthen personal discipleship and growth in faith. Our main acts of worship are sung by the Cathedral Choir, offering a choral experience which aspires to the highest standards. The Vicars Choral of the choir are fully professional singers, committed to maintaining and developing the musical standards, and contributing to the well-being of the choir within the wider community of staff and volunteers.

The post is available from September 2022 but a later starting date could be negotiated for the successful candidate.

The closing date for this post is Tuesday 30th August 2022 and auditions and interviews will take place on Sunday 4th September 2022.

Working Patterns

Vicars Choral are required at statutory services which are as follows:

  1. Thursdays 5-6pm (rehearsal and evensong)
  2. Fridays 5-6pm (rehearsal and evensong)
  3. Saturdays 2-4pm (rehearsal and evensong)
  4. Sundays 9.30am-12.30pm (rehearsal, Eucharist, and evensong rehearsal) & 2.45-4pm (evensong)

To sing the statutory services and associated rehearsals during the choir terms.

Please see attached Job Description.

Please see attached person specification.

Please note that this role is subject to enhanced DBS clearance

For an informal discussion about this role please contact

What we offer:

  • A varied role with support to learn and to put your musical skills in to practice
  • You will be a part of a friendly team with a shared sense of purpose
  • Employee Assistance Programme giving you 24-hour access to support for your health and wellbeing
  • A supportive culture with core values of Integrity, Inclusivity, Dynamic and Excellence
  • Employee discount in Cathedral shop and bistro
  • Free on-site parking, secure bike storage and easy access to public transport

Liverpool Diocese and Cathedral are committed to treating our whole community with dignity and respect. We desire to represent diverse identities within our community whether this be by race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or social background of each person to ensure they fulfil their potential within a proactive, loving and caring environment.

Encounter Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is a place of spiritual and cultural significance for the city and region of Liverpool. From its foundation in the early part of the 20th century it has existed as community and building built by the people, for the people to the glory of God.

Liverpool Cathedral is more than an iconic Grade 1* listed building. It’s a vibrant, active place that the people of the city, regions and world encounter in many ways. So alongside those who come for one of our daily worship services, people may encounter us for a gala dinner or a school trip. A tourist may visit us or we could be hosting an awards ceremony or graduations. People encounter us in many ways. But in each way, we hope they encounter a warm welcome and sense of God.

As part of their visit we believe everyone will encounter:

• Inspiring Christian worship

• A breathtaking experience

• A community committed to justice and mercy

• A safe, generous place in joy and sorrow

• A dynamic community of staff and volunteers

• A God who knows and loves you.

Working for Liverpool Cathedral will bring you into a community that seeks to make those encounters happen. You will be someone who can subscribe to, and live out, our values of excellence, dynamic, integrity and inclusive. You will have the benefits of working in a landmark building with colleagues who are serious about the work life balance with generous holiday allowances and access to an Employee Assistance Programme. We have a strong working partnership with the Diocese of Liverpool bringing extra support to our activities.

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