York Minster is an equal opportunities employer and the organisation's long-term aim is that the composition of our workforce should reflect that of the wider community. The organisation aims not to discriminate on grounds of social economic group; gender; race; colour; nationality; ethnic or racial origin; carer responsibilities; sexual orientation; disability; age; appearance; religious or political belief; trade union activity or any other conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified.
Verger Flexible Hours
York Minster invites everyone to discover God’s love through our welcome, worship, learning and work. The Verger team plays a critical role, ensuring smooth running of the worshipping life of the Minster. Working closely with other teams, our Vergers also manage physical spaces and equipment to support events, performances and learning programmes throughout the year. We have an exciting opportunity for someone to develop their Verger skills on a fixed-term basis.
York Minster is inviting applications to join a pool of flexible hour Vergers to start as soon as possible, providing essential cover during the Christmas period in particular but also throughout the rest of the liturgical year. From 12 noon on Christmas Eve through to the service of Evensong on Christmas Day, York Minster welcomes 10,000 worshippers – the Verger team are crucial in facilitating all our services.
Applicants must have previous experience of working in worship context, manual handling and of delivering excellence in welcome, and must show a pastoral aptitude. The role works closely with other teams, but frequently requires self-direction and working without close supervision; previous experience of team working and evidence of initiative and personal motivation is essential. The rate of remuneration is £10.65 per hour and usual working hours will agreed by mutual consent and submitted via timesheet.
To apply please download an application pack, application form and equality and diversity monitoring form. Completed applications should be emailed to email@example.com or addressed to Victoria Imada, HR and Volunteering Administrator, Church House, 10 - 14 Ogleforth, York, YO1 7JN.
Applications are invited on a rolling basis to join the pool. Interviews will be held at a time convenient to both parties.
Hours: 7 hours / week with some flexibility
Salary: £3880 per annum (£19,400 FTE)
York Minster invites everyone to share God’s love through our welcome, worship, learning and work.
The Chapter of York has an exciting opportunity for a Head Broderer to lead its team of highly skilled and friendly volunteer Broderers. Based at the Old Palace amongst the historic collections of York Minster, the job will involve providing supervision, specialist technical support and instruction to the Broderers’ volunteer group as they undertake embroidery projects at the request of the Chapter of York.
The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled embroiderer, able to work to an expert standard in accuracy and finish, with a proven experience and knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of embroidery, decoration and stitch techniques. Managerial experience, including the planning and management of projects, budgets, and experience of working with volunteers would be a distinct advantage. Also, knowledge of ecclesiastical embroidery is desirable.
The successful applicant must be a good communicator, able to provide training to volunteers and colleagues, and a recognised teaching qualification or equivalent teaching experience would be desirable.
Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or addressed to Victoria Imada, HR and Volunteering Administrator, Church House, 10 - 14 Ogleforth, York, YO1 7JN. by 23:59 on 8th January 2017.
If we do not have any current vacancies that suit your skills, please email your details to email@example.com and we will contact you should a position occur that you may be interested in. Details will not be passed on to other organisations, will not be used for any other purpose and will be disposed of after 12 months.