Assistant Choral Outreach Lead

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£9,600 pro-rata

The Assistant Choral Outreach Lead (ACOL) will work within Liverpool Cathedral Schools Singing Programme (est. 2012), under guidance and strategic vision of the Choral Outreach Lead and the Director of Music. The ACOL will deliver weekly singing workshops in 6 primary schools and will assist in the running of the Junior Choir (ages 6-11) and Gilbert Scott Singers (ages 11-18). The ACOL will also play a part in the annual recruitment of new choristers to the Cathedral Choir.

This role is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

The post-holder will be a formidable musician with a proven track record of teaching music (singing in particular) to groups of 15+ children in and/or out of the school setting. Through the Singing Programme and the choirs they work with, they will develop music within the Diocese of Liverpool, inspire and nurture potential in young people, all the while increasing awareness of Liverpool Cathedral and its musical tradition.

The Liverpool Cathedral Schools Singing Programme is being relaunched in September 2023.

Key responsibilities include:

Day to Day Delivery of the Cathedral Schools Singing Programme

  • To work within an agreed framework for session content as agreed by the Choral Outreach Lead and Director of Music
  • To build relationships with CofE and state schools across the Diocese, encouraging them to sign-up to long-term engagement with the Cathedral Schools Singing Programme.

Directing the Junior Choir & Gilbert Scott Singers

  • To assist the Choral Outreach Lead with the running of the Cathedral Junior Choir (ages 6-11) and Gilbert Scott Singers (youth choir, ages 11-18)
  • To be present at the weekly rehearsals (Wednesdays 4-7.30pm)
  • To assist in the recruitment of new members to these choirs
  • Recruitment of Choristers for the Cathedral Choir

  • To assist in the annual recruitment activities for new boys and girls to become probationers in the Cathedral Choir (normally in the summer term).
  • The post holder will undertake other relevant duties as may be requested from time to time and commensurate with the role.

We are looking for a musical motivator and versatile musician who can inspire and train young voices to a high standard. You will have very good piano/keyboard skills and experience in leading primary and secondary school-aged choirs within secular, educational or church-type institutions. You'll need to have a car and full driving license and have a degree in music or equivalent experience.

Please also see attached Person Specification.

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.

For more information about Liverpool Cathedral go to

Liverpool Cathedral Values

Our values underpin the culture of working for Liverpool Cathedral, they are:

Integrity: This means we act honourably and truthfully and display consistency of character. We show respect to all recognising how we speak and act affects others. We uphold high standards and are accountable for our behaviour.

Inclusivity: This means we actively co-operate with one another and value our differences and solve problems by listening and finding solutions together, always treating everyone fairly and promoting participation. We create a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome.

Excellence: This means we go that ‘extra mile’ and follow through on our commitments and consistently deliver the highest quality of service to all. We demonstrate professionalism and have high expectation of each other being committed to teamwork, sharing knowledge, resources and skills.

Dynamic: This means we actively embrace change, welcome progress and display enthusiasm, passion and enjoyment for our work. We are innovative, open minded and willing to adapt; and we use our drive and commitment to energize, engage and inspire others.