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Employment Opportunities

Choir Matron

Portsmouth Cathedral is renowned for its music. The Music Department staff consists of Organist and Master of the Choristers, Sub-Organist, Organ Scholar and Choral Scholars, a PA (Liturgy and Music) and a team of Choir Matrons. There are three choirs: Cathedral Choir (boy choristers); Cantate (girl choristers) the back row of both formed of Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars and Cathedral Consort, an adult choir. The choristers attend local schools including The Portsmouth Grammar School which is a member of the Cathedral Choirs Association and Portsmouth High School. The choirs sing independently and together as The Great Choir.

Choir Term time is 38 weeks per year including major festivals such as Easter and Christmas. In addition to services, the choirs perform concerts and tour both at home and overseas.

  • Part-time 9 hours per week choir term time

  • Paid at the hourly rate of £8.84 (currently reviewed annually) monthly in arrears. Term time employment of 38 weeks equates to annual remuneration £3,023.

Closing date for applications Wed 8th and interviews am 16th May.


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:

Volunteer Shop Manager

The Cathedral seeks to appoint Two Volunteer Shop Managers as a job share (or one if they have the time to give) to work approximately 10-15 hours each per week from the end of February 2019, or one who is able to give between 20 and 30 hours per week.

Cathedral Education Workshop Volunteer

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

Choral Scholarship

Portsmouth Cathedral Choir and The Portsmouth Grammar School offer unique opportunities for young counter-tenors , tenors and basses for the academic year 19/20.

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