Director of Music & Monastic Organist

London & South East

Organisation: Worth Abbey

Director of Music & Monastic Organist Worth Abbey 

  • Hours – Part time role (0.7 fte).
  • Accommodation provided – Rent-free accommodation (a 4-bedroomed house on site)
Worth Abbey is a Community of English Benedictine monks living a life of Prayer & Hospitality – with a vibrant Parish and Retreat House.

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen to join Worth Abbey as Abbey Director of Music & Monastic Organist. This is a key role within the Abbey, managing and developing the provision of Music at Sunday morning Mass at Worth Abbey (including at major feasts), in particular taking responsibility for the recruitment and development of the existing choir. We are seeking a musician who has a positive outlook, a passion for music and a proven track record in delivering liturgical music and recruiting singers.

The successful applicant will be well organised, energetic and will be ready for a new challenge starting September 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible.

In return we offer a generous package, £25,000 and rent-free accommodation (a 4-bedroomed house on site) set in 500 acres of outstanding Sussex countryside, an enhanced benefits scheme including a generous pension contribution, employee assistance programme and meal provision. In addition, Employees have access to our facilities and benefit from free parking, on site gym, social events and discounted school fees at Worth School.
For more details please contact Fr David Jarmy OSB on 01342 710304 or email 
Applicants are required to apply via the Quick Apply link below;

Alternatively, an application form is available from the HR department.
T: 01342 710277

For more information regarding Worth Abbey please visit:  
Closing date for applications: 4th July 2022*

*We reserve the right to invite candidates for interview prior to the closing date and to close vacancies early if we have sufficient suitable applications. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children, and therefore the successful candidate must be able to understand and adhere to Vulnerable Adult, Child Protection and Safeguarding legislation. 

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Worth Abbey is not able to offer visa sponsorship.

References and Disclosure and Barring Service checks will be conducted on the successful candidate.
We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

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