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.
A Verger will have a wide range of duties. These include, but are not limited to the following:
As Vergers represent the Cathedral at all times suitable attire should be worn, alongside a name badge
The Cathedral has an active Safeguarding Policy. A verger will hold a position of trust within the Cathedral and his/her duties will include that of being a ‘Pastoral Assistant’. The successful candidate will be required to complete a declaration form regarding convictions in accordance with the Disclosure and Barring Service Rules in relations to filtering (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-filtering-guidance) and agree to an Enhanced Disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. This information will be dealt with in strict confidence, and not used to discriminate against applicants unfairly.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Facilities
JOB PURPOSE: Vergers have a distinctive role in the liturgy and ceremony of Cathedral life of carrying the ‘verge’ and leading processions. In addition, vergers prepare the Cathedral for liturgy and other events, are responsible for its security, cleanliness and maintaining an atmosphere conducive to prayer and worship.
SALARY & PENSION: £19,742
After 3 months continuous service you will be eligible for a contributory pension of 8%.
HOURS: 37 hours per week
ANNUAL LEAVE: 28 days per year plus bank holidays
Closing Date: 11th December
Interviews: w/c 19th December or 2nd January