Birmingham Cathedral are seeking a verger. The Verging team is crucial to the smooth running of the Cathedral. The vergers play an invaluable role in their support of the services, maintaining the security, cleanliness and upkeep of the building, and in the welcoming of visitors.
This is an exciting role combining both aspects of a Verger, the liturgical and supporting the day-to-day operation of the cathedral.
This role is to assist the Head of Facilities and the Clergy team in delivering an excellent standard of liturgy, welcome and visitor experience.
Vergers work as part of a wider team to help deliver a warm and welcoming greeting to all who visit the cathedral and those engaging in our programme of services and events.
In addition to supporting the clergy in delivering liturgical excellence, vergers are responsible for the care and maintenance of the building. The work includes cleaning, reporting maintenance requirements, opening, and closing the building securely, setting and resetting the cathedral for services and events and understanding the Health and Safety requirements including emergency evacuation. The Verger role includes some lone working.
Principal Areas of Accountability:
A verger will have a wide range of duties. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
Hospitality and Welcome:
Logistics for Events and Services:
Health and Safety:
Maintenance and Cleaning:
Deadline for Applications: Thursday 15 March 2023
Interviews will be held at the Cathedral on Friday 23 March 2023