Current vacancies

Director of Music - St Margaret’s Church

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Westminster Abbey as we seek to appoint a new Director of Music at St Margaret’s.
You will be responsible for the provision of music to the highest standard of excellence at all statutory and special services held in St Margaret’s, and for any other musical events held in St Margaret’s with the agreement of the Rector.
The Director of Music will be responsible for the provision of music in St Margaret’s, in consultation with the Rector and the Organist and Master of the Choristers, on behalf of the Dean and Chapter.
Your skills and knowledge will include the following:
• You will hold a BA/BMus or higher degree in music or equivalent
• You will have excellent written, electronic and oral communication skills, especially in relation to choir families, professional adult singers, school staff, clergy and members of the congregation
• You will be sympathetic to the Christian faith and will understand the Christian and normatively Anglican pattern of worship followed at St Margaret’s and the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft
• You will have proven experience of successfully managing administrative staff and where appropriate liaising with the Human Resources Department
• It is essential that you have proven experience of working within a church/cathedral setting

Closing date: Wednesday 30 January 2019, 12 noon
Interview and audition date: end February/early March 2019

Closing date Wednesday, 30th January 2019 at 12:00 PM

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IT Network Engineer

Full Time (40 hours) - Permanent
Salary £39,000 per annum
Westminster Abbey is seeking to appoint an IT Network Engineer to be responsible for the management of the Abbey’s computer network, Choir School network and manage the Abbey’s telephone system.
You will also deal with help desk requests, including user training, out of hours cover and liaising with contractors and external support companies.
Applications must be received no later than noon on Monday 11 February 2019 via email: [email protected] CVs will not be accepted. Interviews will be held soon after.

Westminster Abbey is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk. To prevent them from harm, we undertake appropriate checks on staff and volunteers and require them to complete relevant safeguarding training and basic DBS check. Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Closing date Monday, 11th February 2019 at 12:00 PM

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Human Resources Advisor - Maternity Cover

Full Time (40 hours)
Salary £32,062.56 per annum

Westminster Abbey is seeking to recruit an experienced and CIPD qualified (Level 5) HR Advisor to cover a period of maternity leave for approximately 6 – 9 months, subject to the earlier return of the substantive postholder.

If you are personable, enjoy being busy and welcome the challenge of no two days being the same, then we hope you will feel inspired to join our supportive and welcoming multi-professional team of professionals, who work across HR, Learning & Development, Safeguarding and Volunteering within the Abbey. This exciting new role will provide an ambitious and experienced HR Advisor, with the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of a committed and dedicated workforce. You will provide a proactive and professional HR service to around 350 Abbey employees, who occupy a vast range of interesting and unique job roles within this Royal Peculiar.

Located within a rewarding and worthwhile church setting, you will deliver first line HR support to staff, managers and volunteers, who are passionate about the Abbey and its mission. The Abbey is an excellent place to work and values the contributions of both our staff and volunteers.

If you can offer proficient IT skills, generalist HR expertise and experience of using relevant systems, policies and procedures to produce HR metrics, support managers with employee relations, contribute to payroll, plan recruitment campaigns and advise managers on performance management and absence management, we will seek to support your interests and aspirations as you continue to develop within the HR profession.

Applications must be received no later than noon on Tuesday 29 January 2019 via email: [email protected] CVs will not be accepted. Interviews will take place soon after the closing date and we are looking for someone who is available to start as soon as possible.

Westminster Abbey is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk. To prevent them from harm, we undertake appropriate checks on staff and volunteers and require them to complete relevant safeguarding training and a basic criminal record check. Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Closing date Tuesday, 29th January 2019 at 12:00 PM

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