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Vacancy Reference cofe/TP/65649/6254

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£5,211 per annum
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20 services per term (usually one hour on weekdays include rehearsal and service and up to two hours at weekends to include rehearsal and service)
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Diocese of Liverpool
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Liverpool Cathedral have an exciting opportunity available for a Sub-Organist.

The Sub-Organist is a vital part of a small team of excellent organists working within the music department. This role involves providing organ accompaniment for the cathedral choir for evensongs, eucharists and other special services.

This is a part-time, permanent position. In addition to the hours stated, it is expected that the post-holder would attend termly staff meetings.

Interested? Please contact Stephen Mannings, Director of Music via

Interviews will be held end of November 2023.

Main Responsibilities

As Sub-Organist you will be accompanying the choir from the organ

  • 90% of music the choir sings requires excellent organ accompaniment. In case of unaccompanied music, note-giving is required.
  • In addition to this the post-holder would be expected to play voluntaries always at the end of a service but sometimes beforehand too

You will be required to undertake other relevant duties as may be requested from time to time and commensurate with the role.

The Ideal Candidate

Please see person specification.

About us

Liverpool Cathedral an Liverpool Diocese are committed to treating our whole community with dignity and respect. We desire to represent diverse identities within our community whether this be by race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or social background of each person to ensure they fulfil their potential within a proactive, loving and caring environment

Encounter Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is a place of spiritual and cultural significance for the city and region of Liverpool. From its foundation in the early part of the 20th century it has existed as community and building built by the people, for the people to the glory of God.

Liverpool Cathedral is more than an iconic Grade 1* listed building. It’s a vibrant, active place that the people of the city, regions and world encounter in many ways. So alongside those who come for one of our daily worship services, people may encounter us for a gala dinner or a school trip. A tourist may visit us or we could be hosting an awards ceremony or graduations. People encounter us in many ways. But in each way, we hope they encounter a warm welcome and sense of God.

As part of their visit we believe everyone will encounter:

  • Inspiring Christian worship
  • A breathtaking experience
  • A community committed to justice and mercy
  • A safe, generous place in joy and sorrow
  • A dynamic community of staff and volunteers
  • A God who knows and loves you.

Working for Liverpool Cathedral will bring you into a community that seeks to make those encounters happen. You will be someone who can subscribe to, and live out, our values of excellence, dynamic, integrity and inclusive. You will have the benefits of working in a landmark building with colleagues who are serious about the work life balance with generous holiday allowances and access to an Employee Assistance Programme. We have a strong working partnership with the Diocese of Liverpool bringing extra support to our activities.

For more information about Liverpool Cathedral go to

Liverpool Cathedral Values 

Our values underpin the culture of working for Liverpool Cathedral, they are:   

Integrity: This means we act honourably and truthfully and display consistency of character. We show respect to all recognising how we speak and act affects others. We uphold high standards and are accountable for our behaviour.

Inclusivity: This means we actively co-operate with one another and value our differences and solve problems by listening and finding solutions together, always treating everyone fairly and promoting participation. We create a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome.

Excellence: This means we go that ‘extra mile’ and follow through on our commitments and consistently deliver the highest quality of service to all. We demonstrate professionalism and have high expectation of each other being committed to teamwork, sharing knowledge, resources and skills.

Dynamic: This means we actively embrace change, welcome progress and display enthusiasm, passion and enjoyment for our work. We are innovative, open minded and willing to adapt; and we use our drive and commitment to energize, engage and inspire others. 

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