Director of Music

Midlands

Organisation: St James the Greater Church, Leicester

We are looking for a Director of Music to continue and develop the exceptional standard of our strong and valued musical tradition at our inclusive church.

Our main robed choir of children and adults sings for our Sunday Eucharist and Evensong in term time. The adult St James Singers take over during holidays. Our festival services attract congregations of 350+. Our three manual Taylor/Walker/Nicholson organ was refurbished in 2003 and the church’s acoustic attracts local and nationally known performers. More information is available on our website: www.adlibitum.co.uk/sjg.

The Director of Music will recruit choir members, lead choirs in rehearsals and services and be a skilled organist. They will be passionate about Anglican church music, inspire everyone to develop their singing ability, give our choirs the confidence to perform challenging pieces and encourage congregational participation. Strong inter-personal and communication skills are a must. They will be supported by our part-time paid organist.

The salary is in the range £32,000 to £37,000 pro rata for 15 hours a week (£14,000 - £15,500). The successful candidate will have use of our organ and grand piano for private tuition, and the opportunity to play for weddings etc.

For an informal discussion contact the Vicar, Reverend Andrew Quigley on 0116 254 4113.

The deadline for applications (CV and covering letter addressing the person specification) is 7 May 2021. Please email these to: office@stjamesthegreater.org.uk.

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