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Operations Assistant

NFP People
£23000 - £23000 Per Annum
Closing date
15 Nov 2021
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Operations Assistant

We have an exciting new opportunity for an Operations Assistant (or Verger as you will be known at the Cathedral) working within the Verging team. The role is extremely varied and in a typical day you might help performers set up for a concert, participate in a service, support a visitor who just wants a friendly face and be that recognisable, reassuring and calm presence in the cathedral.

We are also seeking someone who has the aptitude to develop their technical skills, with support and training, to ultimately take a leading role in managing the complex integrated sound, lighting, and live-streaming systems in the Cathedral to ensure high quality cover for worship in this interesting role, offering scope to progress your career.

Position: Operations Assistant/Verger

Location: Chichester Cathedral

Hours: Full Time - 35 hours per week over on a 5-day rota which will include weekends and evening working (The Cathedral is usually open between 7.30am and 6.30pm and the vergers’ team is responsible for its opening and closing)

Salary: £23,000

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: Pension contribution, 34 days’ leave including Bank Holidays, Employee Assistance Programme, free onsite parking, and flexible working opportunities

Significant dates: Please submit your CV by 5pm on Monday 22 November 2021 but please be as aware that we reserve the right to bring this date forward if we have sufficient applications so please apply asap.

The Role

As a Verger, your areas of focus will include the live-streaming of services, concerts, and events, but you will also support the Verging team in presenting the Cathedral and providing a welcome to all worshipers, visitors, and guests.

To ensure that the various activities that take place within the Cathedral are run smoothly including:


  • Ensuring that services of worship are set up correctly and services run to time
  • Participating in Cathedral services as appropriate under the direction of the Head Verger and/or Senior Verger
  • Undertaking any routine work as directed by the Head Verger and/or Senior Verger so that the Cathedral can operate effectively
  • Providing support for events that are run in the Cathedral including rearranging furniture, setting up staging, operating the sound system so that events can be well run for the benefit of worshippers and visitors
  • Be vigilant in relation to Cathedral health and safety and security
  • Ensure that the Cathedral is kept neat and tidy, including cleaning, moving rubbish etc., so that it is welcoming for worshippers and visitors
  • To be a welcoming presence for worshippers, volunteers, visitors and staff


About You

To be successful in this role, you will:


  • Be able to work in a physically demanding role, as the position involves lots of standing, manual handling activities and the movement of furniture and other heavy objects
  • Have an understanding of technology and in particular sound systems, using cameras, switching equipment and on-screen text and graphics, audio mixing equipment, lighting, and monitoring audio equipment
  • Be able to perform routine video and audio equipment maintenance
  • Be able to operate the portable equipment and expected to work in pre-production planning and production


Some experience in a similar role or environment would be desirable but not essential.

The cathedral is a living church – applicants should be in close sympathy with its Christian mission.

The successful post-holder will be required to have a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Services check.

About the Organisation

The Cathedral is a living, working place of worship that has been at the centre of life in Chichester for over nine centuries. It is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Chichester which covers East and West Sussex and it is also a visitor attraction, a venue for music and the arts and an all-round hub for the community welcoming over 350,000 visitors each year.

You may also have experience in areas such as Operations, Operations Assistant, Operations Administrator, Operations Coordinator, Admin, Administration, Administrator, Coordinator, Admin Assistant, Operations Admin Assistant, Verger, Church Verger, Visitor Experience, Visitor Experience Officer, Cathedral Verger, Verger Technical, Technical Verger, Verger Events, Sound, Lighting, Events, Events Coordinator, Live Events, Sound Technician, Light Technician, Events Technician, Light and Sound Engineer, Audio and Visual, Live Events Technician, Live Streaming, Online Events, Marketing and Events, Events Marketing, Local Events, Church Events, Cathedral Events, Concerts, Church Concerts, Religious Concerts, Faith, Church, Caretaker, Verger Caretaker, Church Caretaker, Events Caretaker.


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01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR
United Kingdom
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