Trinity College, founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, is the largest College in the University of Cambridge, with some 720 undergraduates, 350 graduate students, 190 Fellows and around 330 non-academic staff. The beauty and size of Trinity’s courts attract visitors from all over the world, but the College is also a thriving, modern community, which exists to give its members a rewarding, richly resourced, and intellectually inspiring place in which to pursue their education and research.
The Chapel and Music Office is responsible for the Chapel building, all services and events that take place there, all music in College, and the running of the College Choir. It also provides administrative support for the College’s engagement with its Livings across the country.
The Chapel is at the heart of the life of the College through the many services and events which take place there. We are looking to recruit a Chapel Administrator and Verger who will take great pride in supporting these events, looking after the building itself, and playing a central role in the College community.
The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Chapel as a place of worship, venue for concerts and other events, and as a visitor attraction. They will set up for and attend all regular services during term and occasional services outside of term, providing a welcome to those attending. They will oversee the use of the Chapel by internal and external groups, attending other evening and weekend events as required. They are also responsible for the production of all printed materials for services and the coordination of others involved in services, e.g. readers, and oversee the maintenance and cleaning of the Chapel and the ordering of supplies.
The successful candidate will need excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, together with a high level of attention to detail. Experience of working with document design and layout will be required, together with knowledge of Anglican liturgy and practice, and some knowledge of church music. The role requires the flexibility to work regular evenings and weekends.
We offer a salary of £27,500 plus excellent benefits which include (subject to eligibility) a generous defined contribution pension scheme, free meals when on duty, a subsidised gym and, after satisfactory completion of the probation period, a cycle to work scheme and private health care.
For further details and an application form please see the links below.
The application and equal opportunities monitoring form should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5.00pm on Friday 29 September 2023.
Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 9 October 2023.