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York Minster are looking for two full time Vergers

York Minster invites everyone to discover God’s love

The Verger team plays a critical role, ensuring smooth running of the worshipping life of the Minster. Working closely with other teams, our Vergers also manage physical spaces and equipment to support events, performances and learning programmes throughout the year.

The successful applicants will have previous experience of working in worship context, manual handling, delivering excellence in welcome, and will show a pastoral aptitude. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how congregations access the Cathedral and its services, thus an ability (or a willingness to learn how) to operate the equipment necessary for live-streaming and recording services is essential.

Closing Date: Sunday 25 July 2021 with interviews scheduled for Tuesday 10 August 2021

Salary: £22,249.47

Verger Application Pack

Application Form

Please submit all applications to jobs@yorkminster.org

Further information may be found here, including Confidential declaration and equality and diversity monitoring forms, please follow this link.

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Exeter Cathedral is looking for a part time Virger

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team of Virgers at Exeter Cathedral. The Virgers play a crucial role in the life of the building, especially now as the Cathedral seeks to manage its way through re-opening and then move forward into the future.

The role encompasses a variety of duties, no one day is ever quite the same. You will have a flexible approach as weekend working and unsociable hours will be required on a rota basis. There will be the opportunity for over-time throughout the year.

You will be flexible and adaptable, in sympathy with the culture and ethos of the Cathedral as a place of Christian worship, and be able to work as part of a close-knit team.

For more information or to arrange an informal chat about the role and its requirements please contact Luke Stevenson custos@exeter-cathedral.org.uk

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 26 July 2021 with interviews scheduled for w/c 9 August 2021

Salary: £9.00 p/h minimum 16hrs per week

Verger Job Description

Application Form

Please submit all applications with a covering letter to catherine.escott@exeter-cathedral.org.uk

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Newcastle Cathedral is looking for a part time Virger

The Vergers Team are responsible for ensuring the Cathedral looks its best at all times for worshippers, visitors and the general public, and providing a safe and welcoming environment.

The vergers are responsible for the preparation of services, leading processions, working the internal AV systems, preparation for events and regularly carrying out cleaning and maintenance of the Cathedral.

Directly reporting to the Head Verger, the Verger will be part of a small, dedicated and focused team carrying out these functions. The Vergers Team works closely with the Volunteer Co-ordinator and the Hospitality and Visitor Experience Co-ordinator to ensure the Cathedral is safe and welcome, adhering to our values of Radical Welcome, Inspiring Worship and Empowering Worth.

With the imminent completion of a £4.6m capital project, this is an exciting time to be joining the Cathedral team. The Cathedral will be open seven days a week and will have a very busy programme of worship, events and activities across the year. The Vergers Team is integral to the smooth running of the Cathedral and staffing is across all opening hours.

They are looking for a hard-working team player who will be responsive to daily challenges, take pride in what they do and be focused on playing their part in making the Cathedral a success.

It is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the post-holder is a communicant member of the Church of England or a full member of a church within Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

For more information or to arrange an informal chat about the role and its requirements please contact the Head Verger, Paul Russell-Sewell (paul.russell-sewell@newcastlecathedral.org.uk).

Closing Date: 10.00am, Wednesday 28 July 2021 with interviews scheduled for Thursday 5 August 2021

Salary: £15,226 (FTE £19,032)
Hours: Annualised hours of 1560 per year (average of 32 per week) 

Please email your completed Application Form and signed Confidential Declaration Form, marked ‘Verger Application’, to isabel.hunt@newcastlecathedral.org.uk. Please note that CVs are not accepted.

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