Our Diocese

Director of the Children's Choir Our Lady of Grace and St Edward, Chiswick (3 year fixed term)

A Director of the Children’s Choir is required for the parish of Our Lady of Grace and St Edward’s, Chiswick from September 2018.

The successful candidate will establish, direct and develop a Children’s Choir with the assistance of the Parish.   The Children’s Choir will sing each Sunday morning during school term time at the 9.45am Family Mass, as well over Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, and will rehearse on one weekday late afternoon/early evening for one and a half hours concurrent with the performance schedule.  

There will be two consecutive Sundays off after Christmas and Easter, together with six consecutive Sundays off over the summer holidays, thus a working schedule of forty-two weeks a year.

The post holder will report to the Parish Priest, consult him on a proposed repertoire and development strategies for the choir, and, finally, take direction from him in all matters pertaining to the choir.  

The appointee will also co-operate with the Parish’s Director of Music/Organist particularly at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, although their responsibilities would be both different and discreet.   

The successful candidate must be qualified with relevant experience in choral directing and be at least a competent keyboardist.  Ideally this experience will have been gained within a Catholic context, but this is not essential. Experience working with this age group would also be an advantage.

You will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service for this role.

Hours of work: 3 hours per week(flexible working pattern and will include evenings and weekends, with more hours at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter in particular).

Salary: £6,000 per annum.

Closing date: Friday 22 June 2018

Interviews:  w/c 25 June 2018

 

 We do NOT accept CVs. Please complete job applications and submit to humanresources@rcdow.org.uk   Applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have the right to work in the UK.