Cathedral Centre Events and Catering Manager

Salary:  £12.00 per hour for 20 hours per week


A new opportunity has arisen at St John’s Cathedral Centre, Portsmouth, to cater for Cathedral annual events and a daily hospitality offering.  Working with the existing team of staff and volunteers the successful candidate will be responsible for seeking opportunities for growth both within the diocesan community and with external customers.

Initially the contract will be offered for two years.  The successful candidate will have a sound appreciation of the ministry of welcome and hospitality and be a practising Catholic. They should hold the appropriate qualifications for a catering manager or prepared to obtain them and have experience of managing a budget, creation and delivery of basic menus, and able to work efficiently and effectively.


Closing date for applications:  31stMarch 2019

For any enquiries please contact: Fr PJ Smith (Cathedral Dean)  



Director of Music & Pastoral Musician, Didcot and Wallingford

We are seeking to appoint a Director of Music & Pastoral Musician for the parishes of English Martyrs, Didcot and St John, Wallingford. The Director of Music and Pastoral Musician needs to be a competent organist and experienced choir trainer. He/she needs to be able to work with, help organise other musicians and be sensitive to the needs of the parishes. Principal duties include playing the organ or keyboard at two Masses each week (either Didcot or Wallingford, depending on the Sunday), working with, directing and developing the other musicians and singers in both parishes and liaising with the parish priest. A new initiative will be establishing a children’s choir and, in time, an adult choir. (Full details in Job Description.)


Hours per week: (on average over a year) with the possibility of more when an adult choir is established: 8 hours

Salary: £7,360 p.a. (based on £20.00 p/h)


Fees: Funeral £50 (negotiable), Wedding £150 (negotiable), Baptism (when required if not part of Sunday Mass) £40.00.


Closing Date for Applications:  Monday 1stApril 2019

Interviews to be held W/C:  Monday 8thApril 2019 


For informal enquiries to further discuss the role please contact: Father Phillip Harris (Tel: 01235 812338) or via email





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