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Alto Lay Clerk Vacancy

Lay Clerk VacancY – Alto

Guildford Cathedral currently employs six lay clerks, translating to one of each voice part on either side of the choir. Since each lay clerk sings essentially as a soloist, this post is suitable for a more experienced singer who is used to working as the sole contributor to a voice part.

The town of Guildford offers opportunities for additional employment in a variety of roles, including music tuition (practical and theory), part-time teaching, and other part-time employment. The choir’s schedule allows for further

We currently have vacancies for a  Lay Clerk in the position of Alto.

Job Title: Lay Clerk

Accountable to: The Canon Liturgist, through the Organist and Master of the Choristers, who is the Line Manager.

Hours and salary: Please see the full details for a breakdown of hours to be worked and remuneration.

Full details of the vacancy can be seen via the Lay Clerk Vacancy Information Sheet

Download an Application Form

For an informal conversation, please contact Katherine Dienes-Williams, Organist and Master of the Choristers, via email 

Closing Date for receipt of applications is 12:00 p.m. on Friday 24 September. All applications will be acknowledged. Shortlisted candidates will be notified as soon as possible after that date.

Auditions and interviews dates will be held on Thursday 30 September 2021.


To apply for this post, please send a letter of application, a copy of your CV and complete the application form provided. Please supply the contact details of two referees (please inform your referees that we will be taking up references as part of the shortlisting process, prior to interviews on the advertised date). Please send this documentation to Carolyn Howard-Jones, Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP or 

Guildford Cathedral operates under a Safer Recruiting policy. Any offer of appointment will be dependent on the receipt of satisfactory references, and an enhanced DBS check. Candidates will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training once in post and confirmed employment is subject to a three month probationary period.