Job Description

St Margaret’s Church is part of the Westminster Abbey Music Department and has a requirement for two Chaperones to support a new girls’ choir, which will be operational from September 2023.

Hours of work will be agreed with the Director of Music, St Margaret’s. The anticipated working hours for this post are as specified below during term time, worked principally on the days specified. Chaperones will be on duty during term time as follows:

  • Sundays – 14:45 – 19:15 – 2 chaperones
  • Mondays – 15:45 – 17:45 – 1 chaperone
  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 15:45 – 18:45 – 2 chaperones

This schedule will be fully operational from September 2024. In the choir’s first year (Sept 2023 – July 2024), Sunday hours will be 2.5 hours shorter some weeks. Exact term dates will be given in advance.

The ideal candidate will have a relevant qualification or equivalent previous experience in a similar role. You will also be willing to complete first aid training upon commencement if not currently qualified. If you have experience of working with groups of young people and an ability to relate well to girls between the ages of 11 and 17 and can remain calm during unexpected situations, this exciting role may be right for you.

Your benefits package will include automatic enrolment to a competitive pension scheme after three months, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, as well as a cycle to work scheme, a variety of discounts and invites to a range of services and events.

Closing date: All applications must be submitted no later than noon on 10 July 2023 via email. Please visit our website to download the application pack. CVs and cover letters will not be accepted and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting panel so applicants are advised to include all relevant information in the application form. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 24 July 2023.

Westminster Abbey is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk. To prevent them from harm, we undertake appropriate checks on staff and volunteers and require them to complete relevant safeguarding training and enhanced criminal record check. Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Click here to apply.