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.

Vacancies within the Chapter of York are advertised on the website and applicants are invited to register their interest in the position following the link on the web page.

If we do not have any current vacancies that suit your skills, please email your details to jobs@yorkminster.org 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.


We are looking to fill:

2 permanent casual (0 hour) roles
2 temporary full time (35 hour) roles – until 12/09/15
1 temporary part time (28 hour) role – until 12/09/15
1 temporary part time (15 hour) role – until 12/09/15

All roles begin w/c 26th April 2015.
Salary: £7.85 per hour.

Duties: Welcome, customer service and sales.

Do you get a buzz out of welcoming people and playing your part in making their day special? Can you thrive in a busy environment under the pressure of dealing with queues? Do you pride yourself on giving world-class customer service every time, to every visitor? If so, we want to hear from you!
We are seeking professional and confident individuals who are dedicated to delivering a world-class visitor experience at one of the great cathedrals of the world.
Applicants should have a genuine interest in engaging with people, strong communication skills, and previous experience of dealing face-to-face with a broad range of customers.
We are also looking for experience using computerised till software and sales.

Candidates must be available for interview on Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th April. All roles involve working some evenings and weekends. To be considered please complete the application pack below and return to jobs@yorkminster.org by 5pm on Tuesday 31st March 2015.




Salary in the region of £45,000pa, depending on experience, plus contributory pension scheme

35 hours per week working a 5 over 7 contract which will include weekends and occasional evening work.

York Minster invites everyone to share God’s love through our welcome, worship, learning and work.

The development of a new mission and vision has identified the need for an experienced professional to join our strategic team to lead a programme of cultural change across the Learning and Collections team. 

This key role will direct the team to develop, lead and deliver a wide-ranging programme of activity to inspire audiences about the story of Jesus Christ and of York Minster.  In collaboration with colleagues and volunteers, you will be responsible for creating new events and opportunities to engage with a variety of audiences and deliver transformative experiences.  You will oversee the creation of a precinct-wide interpretation policy, ensuring that new content is both accessible and conveyed across multi-platforms.

You will be required to lead the team to develop and deliver a varied programme of learning activities and events, including on-site and outreach based learning for schools and also for communities, families and hard-to-reach groups across the Diocese.  The successful candidate will also be charged to develop a range of products drawn from the Collections and Archives and identify new revenue streams while remaining sympathetic to the core values of the Minster.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of staff leadership, management and development and of playing a leading role in a complex organisation. You will have a proven track-record of implementing performance management, handling budgets and delivering clear, creative and innovative leadership in the field of generating and developing programmes.  

You will be a skilled motivator and a sophisticated collaborator, inspired by the challenge of developing the quality and depth of experience enjoyed by those engaging with the Minster.  

The Minster exists to proclaim the Christian faith, so the appointee needs either to have or to be able to develop an understanding of the Church of England, its ethos, structures and mission, work comfortably and in sympathy with the worship and mission of the cathedral and be willing to engage in all aspects of the cathedral’s life.

To apply please download an application pack from below.  The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 19 April 2015.  Interviews are scheduled for the 6 and 7 May 2015.