Vacancy: Cathedral Director of Music

Wednesday 4th December 2019

The Diocese of Salford is seeking to recruit a talented and versatile musician with outstanding abilities to help create and deliver the vision for our new Song School located in the heart of Salford.

You can find out more and request an application pack below!

Cathedral Director of Music

Appointment Type: Permanent, full-time.
Working hours: 35 hours per week Flexible working including evenings and weekends is essential.
Location: Salford Cathedral, 250 Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5LE
Salary: £35,000-40,000 per annum depending upon experience

What we’re looking for:

The director will lead in the development of the vision to create a Song School of international significance, bringing together local, national and international musicians to create a centre of excellence here in the Diocese of Salford. The Song School together with the Director of Music will play an integral part in the liturgical life of the Cathedral, and the candidate will play a key role in bringing it to fulfilment.

What you’ll need:

The successful candidate will have a professionally recognised music qualification equivalent to at least degree level. They will be a first-class choral director and competent keyboard-player who is committed to the Church’s liturgical vision as set out in the Second Vatican Council.

They will be an able and efficient manager and administrator with good communication and IT skills and well-versed in safeguarding issues.

The Cathedral Director of Music will be committed to the Christian faith, life, liturgy, worship and witness of Salford Cathedral and be open to opportunities for further liturgical and musical training.

The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation. 

Closing date for applications:  12 noon, Monday 6th January 2020

For further information on the job description and eligibility criteria or to request an application pack or for more information on this post please contact:

Hannah Howard, Human Resources Manager, Department for Human Resources, Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Telephone: 0161-817-2222   Email:


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