Current Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Cathedral Sub-Organist & School Organist

On the appointment of Mr Oliver Hancock as Director of Music at The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, Portsmouth Cathedral and The Portsmouth Grammar School invite applications for the post of Cathedral Sub-Organist and School Organist to start on 1st January 2018.

The post involves assisting in the training of choristers, accompanying daily choral worship in the Cathedral, conducting, major concerts, and BBC broadcasts, choir tours (Belgium, Estonia, Italy and Germany in 2015-17) and recordings. The School Organist post, which is 12 hours per week (term time only), involves work with the school choirs, coaching of individual students in aural and theory as well as accompaniment of ensembles and individuals.

Please click on the following link for the job description Combined Sub-Organist job description

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd July 2017
Interviews: Wednesday 12th (evening) and Thursday 13th July

Portsmouth Cathedral and PGS are committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure DBS check

 For further details and an application pack please contact Dr David Price


Administrative Assistant (Liturgy and Music), PA
and Cathedral Diary Administrator

Full time – 35 hours per week

Salary £15,379 plus pension and generous holiday allowance

Click on the following links for the Job Description Administrative Assistant Music & Liturgy and Cathedral Diary
and application form  Application Form 17

Closing date for applications: Midday Monday 3rd July 2017
Interviews: Thursday 13th July 2017

Assistant Verger

 Full time – 40 hours per week

Salary £17,576 plus pension and generous holiday allowance.
Accommodation may be available.

Click on the following links for the Job Description Assistant VergerJD17
and application form Application Form Asst Verger 17

Closing date for applications:  Midday Monday 10th July 2017
Interviews: Thursday 20th July 2017



Volunteer Opportunities

From gardening to administration the Cathedral is fortunate to have volunteers who fulfil a wide variety of roles.  We are particularly looking for


Cathedral Archive Volunteer

To assist in the collection, management and conservation of the archived records of the Cathedral.

Details Cathedral Archive Volunteer Role Description

Temporary Volunteer Shop Manager

To work 10-15 hours per week from the end of January 2017 to ensure the continued smooth running of the Cathedral Shop.

Details Temporary Shop Manager Role Description

If you would like to become a volunteer or apply for the roles above please fill in the following application form Cathedral Volunteer Application Form Jul 16 or contact the Cathedral Offices from more information.

Counter-tenors, tenors, basses and Organ Scholar

Portsmouth Cathedral Choir and The Portsmouth Grammar School offer unique opportunities for young counter-tenors , tenors, basses and an organ scholar for the academic year 18/19.

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, The 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

Further Details from Dr David Price




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