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Director of Music

Southwark Cathedral


London and Home Counties

Ref: JN006955

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The Chapter of Southwark Cathedral wishes to appoint a Director of Music to lead the Music Department from 1 September 2019. The successful candidate will contribute towards the mission and ministry of Southwark Cathedral by maintaining and developing standards of musical excellence in the Cathedral’s worship.


We are looking for someone who has a clear understanding of, and commitment to, the place of music in worship, with an outstanding record as a choral director, demonstrable skills as an organist, a firm knowledge and experience of safeguarding requirements, good administrative abilities, and is able to lead, inspire and train others.


The appointment will be dependent on a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.


Southwark Cathedral aims to be an equal opportunities employer.


To download an application form and further details please visit or contact Marie Tims, the Dean’s PA on 020 7367 6720 or email:


Deadline for applications: 1 February 2019.

Each shortlisted candidate will be interviewed over the course of a single day; interviewing will take place on two different dates:

Thursday 28 February and Monday 4 March 2019.


Travel expenses will be paid from point of entry into the UK for overseas applicants.

Closing date: 01 February 2019


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