Employment opportunities

Have a look at the job opportunities below. If you think there’s one that’s right for you, go ahead and apply.

Please only apply for roles advertised as we do not accept speculative applications.

Our pre-employment checks will include a:

  • criminal record check
  • receipt of references satisfactory to Westminster Abbey
  • right to work in the UK
  • proof of professional qualifications
  • medical clearance, which may include a medical assessment

Current vacancies


Security Supervisor - Ref: WA311

The Security Department is seeking to recruit a security supervisor to join the existing team of individuals who occupy the role of Senior Beadle. Operating at a supervisory level within the team will involve working on a rota basis (involving nights, weekends and public holidays), ensuring the safety and security of the Abbey site for visitors, worshippers, pupils and residents on a 24-hour basis, and managing a small team of security officers, who fulfil the historic role of Security Beadle.

Permanent – Full time

(an average of 40 hours per week, including nights)

Salary £39,137.99 per annum

Ref: WA311

Utilising your previous experience of security team supervision, you will act as the initial point of contact for all enquiries that arise, and site supervision. As a line manager, you will manage attendance, which will include organising and facilitating return to work meetings following staff absence and ensuring that attendance (including holiday and sickness) is accurately updated on the employee database in a timely manner for both your direct reports and the wider team of Security Beadles.  You will also provide professional support and assistance to the Deputy Head of Security (such as support with assessment during the recruitment and selection of new staff) and deputise for him when required.

You will hold a security qualification, minimum of BTEC Level 3 in Security Management, or relevant equivalent, such as police/military. With your accomplished verbal communication skills, the ability to be persuasive, firmly polite and professional, you will be able to deal with critical incidents under pressure in a calm manner when required.

In return, we will seek to encourage your continuing professional development, which will include a portfolio of responsibilities that will enrich this varied and rewarding role within a truly iconic organisation, who work in close collaboration with the wider Abbey staff community. We also offer a package of staff benefits that is reflected in the application pack.

The Abbey is aware that women are underrepresented, particularly in our Security Department. Therefore, for this vacancy, we particularly welcome applications from female candidates, including those who identity as women.

How to apply

To communicate your interest in the role, please email Alisha at Recruitment Heroes (employment agency) at: [email protected], who will take you through a pre-screening process, before providing you with an application form for completion and return to Westminster Abbey.  This process applies to both internal and external applicants.

Closing date 

Candidates will be contacted at the earliest opportunity for a pre-screening meeting with the employment agency (Recruitment Heroes).

Safeguarding

We are 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 an enhanced DBS check. Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Resident Class Teacher - Ref: WA305

Westminster Abbey Choir School is an extraordinary institution dedicated to the education and care of approximately 30 talented boy choristers of Westminster Abbey. As the only choir school exclusively for singing boys, we provide a unique educational environment characterized by academic excellence, musical proficiency, and a supportive community ethos. Located in the tranquil surroundings of Dean's Yard in central London, our school offers a warm, cooperative atmosphere where flexibility and teamwork are integral to the boys' busy timetable.

Closing date Friday, 19th April 2024 at 12.00 PM

Ref: WA305

Resident Class Teacher

Salary: Dependent on experience

Closing date: Friday 19 April 2024 (noon)

You will play a vital role in delivering high-quality education and pastoral care to our students. Working closely with colleagues and under the guidance of the Headteacher, you will contribute to the holistic development of the pupils.

How to apply

On-line applications (via TES) must be received by noon on Friday 19 April 2024 and enquiries can be sent to: [email protected]. Interviews and Assessment are likely to take place during the week commencing 29 April 2024.

Resident Class Teacher - WA305, Westminster - Tes Jobs

Safeguarding

We are 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 an enhanced DBS check. Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Facilities Attendant - Ref: WA303

Westminster Abbey is looking to recruit a Facilities Attendant to keep the Abbey and precincts clean, and to set up and clear seating for services and special events in and around the Abbey. Working as part of the Visitor Experience team, the role also provides porter-type assistance within the Abbey precincts, and plays a crucial part in keeping the Abbey clean and tidy for all who visit, work and volunteer here.

Part time, Permanent (20 hours)

Salary: £13,676 per annum

FTE: £27,352 per annum

Ref: WA303

The job involves a large amount of lifting, as well as working both inside and outside. The successful post holder must have knowledge of cleaning techniques and products, and also be able to work effectively as part of a team and on their own.

How to apply

Please download the Application Pack and return your completed application form and equal opportunities form to [email protected].

Closing date 

All applications must be submitted via email: [email protected].

CVs and cover letters will not be accepted and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting panel so applicants are advised to include all relevant information in the application form.

Safeguarding

We are 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 DBS check. Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Documents

Application Pack WA303 (PDF, 407kb)

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Security Officer - Ref: WA312

Westminster Abbey is seeking to increase the team of Security Beadles to work towards ensuring the safety and security of the Abbey site for visitors, worshippers and residents.

Permanent – Full time

(an average of 40 hours per week, including nights)

Salary £32,524.97 per annum

Ref: WA312

Successful candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and must be able to work alone, with a shift partner and with Abbey colleagues. Candidates should have experience of being vigilant and providing a security service to the general public, coupled with an ability to act decisively and on their own initiative in sometimes difficult situations. You will cover a 24/7 shift rota, including days, nights, weekends and public holidays.

The Abbey is aware that women are underrepresented, particularly in our Security Department. Therefore, we would welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, including female candidates, and those who identify as women.

How to apply

To communicate your interest in the role, please email Alisha at Recruitment Heroes (employment agency) at: [email protected], who will take you through a pre-screening process, before providing you with an application form for completion and return to Westminster Abbey.  This process applies to both internal and external applicants.

Closing date 

Candidates will be contacted at the earliest opportunity for a pre-screening meeting with the employment agency (Recruitment Heroes).

Safeguarding

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 an enhanced DBS check.  Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Documents

WA312 Application Pack (PDF, 342kb)

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Conservation Housekeeper - Ref: WA301

Westminster Abbey is seeking to appoint a Conservation Housekeeper to provide specialist conservation housekeeping within the Abbey, its precincts and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, as directed by the Conservation Team.

Closing date Tuesday, 16th April 2024 at 12.00 PM

Permanent – Part time

Salary £11,027.82 per annum

(FTE: £27,569.55 per annum)

Ref: WA301

(16 hours per week)

Training will be provided by the Conservation Team.

How to apply

Please download the Application Pack and return your completed application form and Equal Monitoring form to [email protected].

Closing date 

All applications must be submitted no later than noon on 16 April 2024 via email: [email protected]. CVs will not be accepted. Interviews are scheduled to take place on a date to be confirmed.

Safeguarding

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 DBS check. Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Documents

Application Pack WA301 (PDF, 338kb)

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