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Employment Opportunities

Canon Chancellor and Vice Dean

The Bishop of Portsmouth, in close consultation with the Dean of Portsmouth and members of Portsmouth Cathedral Chapter, wishes to appoint a Canon Chancellor who will also be the Cathedral’s first Vice Dean.  This key role in the Cathedral’s mission and ministry comes at an exciting time, with a new Dean and the opportunity to participate in developing a renewed strategy and vision.

We are seeking a prayerful, collaborative and imaginative priest who will have particular responsibility for the Cathedral’s work in the areas of learning (including wide-ranging work with schools), volunteers, community engagement, artistic installations and exhibitions, as well as playing a full part in the liturgical, evangelistic and pastoral life of the Cathedral

 Applications for this post have now closed

Interviews: Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Volunteer Opportunities

From gardening to administration the Cathedral is fortunate to have volunteers who fulfill a wide variety of roles.  We are particularly looking for:

Cathedral Education Workshop Volunteer

To assist in the preparation and delivery of workshops to school, college and university students.


Organ and Choral Scholarship

Portsmouth Cathedral Choir and The Portsmouth Grammar School offer unique opportunities for young counter-tenors , tenors and basses and an organ scholar for the academic year 2020/21.

Opportunities exist for gap year students (pre- or post-University) to spend a year working with the Portsmouth Cathedral Choirs, whilst working as departmental assistants at one of the country’s leading co-educational schools: Portsmouth Grammar School.

The year involves daily choral worship in the Cathedral, major concerts and BBC broadcasts, choir tours (Estonia, Belgium & Italy 2014/15), and recordings.

Recent Portsmouth scholars have gone on to Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, King’s College London, Canterbury, and Hereford Cathedrals, as well as Guildhall, Royal Scottish, and Birmingham Conservatoires.

  • Regular vocal/organ tuition provided. Accommodation available.

  • Salary: £8,500