Thank you for your interest in working or volunteering at Exeter Cathedral. All vacancies are listed below. Please contact [email protected] with completed applications

Current opportunities


Part-time, minimum 18hrs a week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team of Virgers at Exeter Cathedral. The Virgers play a crucial role in the life of building, especially now as the Cathedral seeks to manage its way through lockdown and then move forward into the future. The role encompasses a variety of duties, no one day is ever quite the same. Some weekend working and unsociable hours will be required and there will be the opportunity for over-time throughout the year.

You will be flexible and adaptable, in sympathy with the culture and ethos of the Cathedral as a place of Christian worship, and be able to work as part of a close-knit team.

For more information or to arrange an informal chat about the role and its requirements please email Luke Stevenson at [email protected]

Application forms should be submitted with a covering letter setting out your suitability for the role to [email protected] by 12.00 Noon on Monday 23 November 2020.

Member of Chapter (Lay)

ROLE TITLE – Member of Chapter (Lay)
LOCATION – Exeter Cathedral
STATUS – Voluntary appointment for a period of three years (renewable)
HOURS – Time commitment of 2-3 days per month

The Bishop and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral are looking for two individuals, who are communicant anglicans, to join the team (a mixture of ordained and lay) responsible for the governance and strategic leadership of the Cathedral. At this time In particular we are looking for finance/audit and commercial/business experience (further vacancies are anticipated in 2021 following expected changes in the constitution and statutes when we are likely to be looking for an individual with a legal background and one with experience of buildings/property).

As well as having the requisite professional qualifications and/or experience, we are looking for people of Christian faith, committed to enabling the whole Cathedral community to live our values, deliver our strategic objectives and fulfil our mission and vision. We envisage that one of the Chapter Canons will chair the Finance committee, and the other the Enterprise Board.

This is a particularly interesting and challenging time to be joining the Chapter – as well as helping to steer the Cathedral out of the Coronavirus crisis, we are also engaged in a major development programme where we have been successful in securing initial funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Further details can be found in the attached role description.

Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Tina Robbens, Clerk to Chapter ([email protected] or 01392 285980) who will make the necessary arrangements.

Applicants should submit a CV, and a covering letter of no more than two pages setting out why they are interested in the role and how their skills and experience fits the role description. All applications should be received by 5pm on Friday 23 October and sent to Catherine Escott, Administrator, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS. We anticipate that interviews will be held in early November.

Choral Scholars

Choral scholarships (countertenor, contralto, tenor, bass) are normally held in conjunction with degree courses at Exeter University, (any subject), provided that lecture times do not clash seriously with choir commitments. The Scholarships are normally tenable for three years, though this may be extended for an extra year in certain circumstances.

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