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Director of Music

Westminster Abbey, St Margaret's Church




London and Home Counties


Salary £17,694.38 plus fees (payable at £4,000 in 2018)

Ref: JN006976

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Westminster Abbey as we seek to appoint a new Director of Music at St Margaret’s.


You will be responsible for the provision of music to the highest standard of excellence at all statutory and special services held in St Margaret’s, and for any other musical events held in St Margaret’s with the agreement of the Rector.


The Director of Music will be responsible for the provision of music in St Margaret’s, in consultation with the Rector and the Organist and Master of the Choristers, on behalf of the Dean and Chapter.


Your skills and knowledge will include the following:

  • You will hold a BA/BMus or higher degree in music or equivalent
  • You will have excellent written, electronic and oral communication skills, especially in relation to choir families, professional adult singers, school staff, clergy and members of the congregation
  • You will be sympathetic to the Christian faith and will understand the Christian and normatively Anglican pattern of worship followed at St Margaret’s and the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft
  • You will have proven experience of successfully managing administrative staff and where appropriate liaising with the Human Resources Department
  • It is essential that you have proven experience of working within a church/cathedral setting


Closing date: Wednesday 30 January 2019, 12 noon

Interview and audition date: end February/early March 2019


Full details are available at:

Closing date: 30 January 2019


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