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The Octagon Tower at Ely Cathedral


Ely Cathedral is a living, thriving place of worship. We also welcome thousands of visitors a year as well as being a high profile venue for concerts, exhibitions, filming and hospitality. We employ over 100 staff who are supported by more than 350 dedicated volunteers.

Our current vacancies at Ely Cathedral or Ely Cathedral Enterprises Ltd are:

Sous Chef - The Almonry

Tenor Lay Clerk

Ely Cathedral is committed to equality of opportunity and to an inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.

We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us, and are committed to Ely Cathedral playing our part in making the Church of England more diverse and more equal. We aim to diversify our staff and we promote equality for all.

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and from people with disabilities and we select candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications, experience and commitment to our values and purposes.

Due to the volume of applications we receive it is possible only to contact shortlisted candidates about the outcome of their application. If you have not been invited to attend an interview within two weeks of the closing date then please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in working at Ely Cathedral.

Right To Work - We are required by law to ensure all staff have the right to work in the United Kingdom and if you are offered a post, we will ask you to bring proof of this.

Some of our vacancies are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check and all new staff are required to complete online training on safeguarding. Each job description sets out the level of safeguarding training required for that role. Details about DBS checks and any training required are provided in each job description and reiterated when a job offer is made.

Ely Cathedral is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees to undertake safeguarding checks and training relevant to their role and to adhere to the Cathedral’s safeguarding policies and procedures.