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Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working at Newcastle Cathedral. We are delighted to offer unique and fulfilling opportunities to work in a vibrant environment that encompasses worship, heritage and much more.

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We currently have vacancies in the Cathedral’s Choir and Music Department…

Choral Director

Contract: 2-year fixed term (with the possibility of extension depending on circumstances)

Remuneration (Reviewed annually): £10,080 for an average of 15 hours a week pro rata (£25,200 FTE)

Closing date for applications: Friday 7 June 2023

The Choral Director will play a fundamental role in the planning, developing and delivery of Newcastle Cathedral’s music programme, which forms part of the wider National Schools Singing Programme, supported by the Vinehill Trust. We are looking to increase our reach so that we are working with 15 schools. Through this, at least 900 children will benefit from expert singing teaching in the classroom, and we want to offer a greater number of children the opportunity to continue their musical education at the Cathedral through our starting a second Training Choir. The new Choral Director will play a vital role in this development of music at Newcastle Cathedral, teaching classroom singing sessions at six primary schools, developing a second Training Choir and working with the Probationer Choristers.

For further information about the role of Choral Director, please email Tim Cranfield (tim.cranfield@newcastlecathedral.org.uk) to schedule a telephone appointment with Ian Roberts (Director of Music).

Please send your completed Application Form, which includes details of referees, and signed Confidential Declaration Form, by email marked ‘Choral Director’ to isabel.hunt@newcastlecathedral.org.uk

The Confidential Declaration Form must be hand or electronically signed. Unfortunately, we cannot accept names typed into the signature field. You may return the Confidential Declaration Form by the closing date by email (see email address above) or post (see Information Pack for details).

Click here for the full job information pack and person specification (PDF).

Click here to access the application form (Word document).

Click here for our confidential declaration form (Word document).

Choral Scholarships

Duration of Scholarship: 1 year, sometimes extendable for a further year by mutual agreement

Bursary: £3,509.95

The Choral Scholars play a fundamental role in the Cathedral’s mission and ministry; as such, they are a valued part of the team of those that contributes to worship at Newcastle Cathedral.

Most of our scholars combine the role with university study at the University of Newcastle, Northumbria University, or the University of Durham (undergraduate or postgraduate). It is expected that some candidates will be reading a degree in Music, but the scholarship opportunity is open to those studying any academic subject. Applications from potential Choral Scholar candidates planning a ‘gap year’ will also be considered, but it should be stressed that no Choral Scholar accommodation is available at the present time.

Hours of Commitment during Cathedral Choir term time for the 24/25 Choral Scholars will be reviewed and confirmed in early June. Typically, scholars should expect to sing for two services on a Sunday, with an additional average of two or three Evensongs per week on weekdays/Saturdays.

For further information about the Choral Scholarship, please email Tim Cranfield (tim.cranfield@newcastlecathedral.org.uk) to schedule a telephone appointment.

Please send your completed Application Form, which includes details of referees, and signed Confidential Declaration Form, by email marked ‘Choral Scholarship Application’ to isabel.hunt@newcastlecathedral.org.uk

The Confidential Declaration Form must be hand or electronically signed. Unfortunately, we cannot accept names typed into the signature field. You may return the Confidential Declaration Form by the closing date by email (see email address above) or post (see Information Pack for details).

Click here for the full information pack and person specification (PDF).

Click here to access the application form (Word document).

Click here for our confidential declaration form (Word document).

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We invite you to join us in providing an all-inclusive welcome to those who visit and worship here. Volunteering at Newcastle Cathedral also offers a unique combination of benefits you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else!

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