Lay Clerk (Bass)

Lay Clerk (Bass)

Guildford Cathedral invites applications for the post of Lay Clerk (Bass).

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.

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 singing opportunities, in particular on Saturdays, during the daytime, and during choir vacations.

Reporting to: The Organist and Master of the Choristers

Accountable to: The Canon Liturgist

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 Link

Download an Application Form

For an informal conversation about this post, please contact Mrs Katherine Dienes-Williams, Organist and Master of the Choristers: or 01483 547868.

Closing Date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Thursday 5 March 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be notified as soon as possible after that date.

Auditions and interviews will be held on Thursday 12 March 2020. 


To apply, please send a covering letter and completed application form, together with a copy of your CV to: Carolyn Howard-Jones, Liturgy and Music Administrator, Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP

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). 

Guildford Cathedral operates under a Safer Recruiting policy. An enhanced DBS clearance will be required before appointing, as will proof of eligibility for working in the UK.