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Director of Music

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

We are looking for Director of Music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The Director of Music will lead the music department and oversee musical life at the Cathedral as well as playing an important part in daily worship. They will work with colleagues across the organisation, as well as the wider cathedral community, to ensure the delivery of all liturgical music.


We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has passion for musical excellence that is both accessible and inspiring.
  • Has excellent communication and social skills, both oral and written.
  • Understands and will model a culture of mutual respect towards all who work and volunteer at the Cathedral.
  • Is calm under pressure and the ability to remain positive in order to achieve a sense of enjoyment even when things are difficult.
  • Is able to tackle difficult issues in a collaborative, constructive way.
  • Is able to work collegially, with a willingness to take responsibility and make decisions.
  • Is tactful, diplomatic, confidential; discreet but determined and firm when necessary.
  • Is organised and self-disciplined with a flexible approach to hours worked.

For a full job description, click here.

For the application form, click here

If you would like a confidential conversation about the role, please get in touch with Canon Philip Banks to fix a mutually convenient time:

Once completed applications should be sent to: