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York Minster is a busy, interesting and diverse place to work, with our team of 200 members of staff and over 400 volunteers welcoming 150,000 worshippers and 550,000 visitors each year.

How we do things

Our Values

Integrity – We behave ethically, honestly, and professionally, take accountability, and consider the impact of our actions both short term and long term.

Purpose – We are focused on achieving our objectives in a responsible way and delivering innovation and excellence in our welcome, worship and work.

Humility – We are grounded and respectful in all that we do, ensuring everyone’s unique contribution is valued and that we constantly seek to develop and share learning.

Compassion – We are thoughtful in our attitudes and behaviours, so that everyone is listened to, treated with kindness and feels safe.

Who we are


York Minster is made up of a range of different departments covering sectors including Retail, HR, Finance, Events, Stonemasonry, Marketing and many more.

Click below to find out more information about our teams.

Our teams

How we support you


York Minster is committed to supporting staff to maintain their wellbeing and a work-life balance through access to:

· Flexible & Agile Working Opportunities

· Supported Leave Options

· Mental Health First Aiders

· Pastoral Care support

· HSF Assist (health plans and services including GP advice line, virtual doctor, counselling and emotional wellbeing support)

· Occupational Health

What we offer

Employee benefits

· Pension – membership of Staff Pension Scheme, including life cover of 3 times salary.

· Holiday – competitive holiday allowance of 25 days, plus bank holidays.

· HSF Health Cash Plan – claim a contribution towards the cost of everyday healthcare.

· Cycle to work scheme – save money and spread the cost of a new bike and accessories.

· HSF Perk Box – access hundreds of discounts from all your favourite places.

· Staff discounts – enjoy a range of discounts with local cafes, shops, and businesses.

Protecting children and vulnerable adults


The Chapter of York is committed to the protection, safeguarding, care and nurture of all children and vulnerable adults who visit the cathedral.

Our aim is to ensure a safe environment for everyone who wishes to worship at the cathedral, visit or contribute to its activities.

For more information, please visit our Safeguarding page.


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