Working as part of the Verger team in the largest Cathedral in the UK (and 5th largest in the World) you will be part of a busy team facilitating the requirements of liturgical services and secular events throughout the year. You will also provide a welcoming presence to the many visitors which the Cathedral attracts from around the world.
The position is for 25.5 hours per week across three days (flexible).
Standard shift timings are
7.30am – 4.00pm or 10:00am – 6:30pm Monday to Saturday
8.00am – 4.30pm or 9:00am – 5:30pm on Sunday
Flexibility will be required and a willingness to cover any required additional needs.
Closing date for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 9th January 2019.
Interviews will take place during week commencing Monday 14th January 2019.
The post holder must be in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the Church of England and to fully support the Mission and Values of Liverpool Cathedral.
A DBS check will be required for this role.
The recruitment is being managed by the Liverpool Cathedral and we would therefore ask agencies to refrain from contacting us.
Key Liturgical Duties:
Concerts / Events / Meetings and activities
N.B. (Some of the above will require heavy lifting)
Health and Safety
The above list cannot be exhaustive and the Verger will be required to undertake any other duties not specifically listed above as may be required and commensurate with their role.
The person we are looking for will:
The Cathedral Church of Christ, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s masterpiece, is built on St. James’ Mount and is visible from miles around: “a visible witness for God in the midst of the great city”. As Britain’s largest Cathedral, it boasts many record-breaking features: the world’s highest and widest Gothic arches, the highest and heaviest peal of bells and an organ with 10,268 pipes to name but a few. It is a vibrant living church filled with people day by day as varied as schoolchildren, those in theological training, choristers and conference delegates. It has a community life of daily prayer and worship attended sometimes by a few, often by thousands, and many concerts, exhibitions and events as well as Sunday congregations. As a world-class, award winning visitor attraction, welcoming well over half a million visitors a year, it also plays a key role in the city’s growing visitor economy and uses its spectacular spaces to host high profile events and deliver a cultural programme to inspire a local, national and international audience. Its total commitment to partnership working within the city not only contributes to its economic, spiritual and cultural life, but gives all who serve within it a thoroughly outward looking perspective.
This is a pioneering Cathedral of international renown, also working in an urban context and teeming with life. For all to thrive there is an assumption of a high degree of collegiality, flexibility and collaborative working.