We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies:


Writer in Residence

The post is for 12 months in the first instance.

The Dean and Chapter of Manchester Cathedral are now inviting expressions of interest for a Writer in Residence. 

To express interest in the role, please send a personal statement (up to 500 words) outlining how you meet the criteria above and with some suggestions about how you would develop the role.

Contact information for two independent referees, who are not family members, should also be given.

The statement should be sent to Anthony O’Connor, Director of Fundraising and Development, at Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1SX or Enable JavaScript to view protected content. by no later than 5 pm on Friday 16th December 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview at the Cathedral in early January 2023.




Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholarship

Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholar
Twelve-month fixed term contract

The Dean and Chapter of Manchester Cathedral are now inviting applications for the 2022-2023 Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholarship to begin working with us from 1 September 2022.  This post will be offered subject to receiving satisfactory references, providing evidence of the right to work in the United Kingdom, audition and an interview in accordance with our safer recruitment procedures.  This role involves regulated activity and an enhanced criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will also be required.  Informal queries are welcomed by the Organist & Master of the Choristers on 0161 833 2220 ext. 225.


Manchester Cathedral is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. We will only use the personal information you provide in this application form to process your application to work at Manchester Cathedral. You can review our Privacy Notice for Applicants here, which clearly outlines how your personal data is used and your legal rights regarding its use.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights outlined under Section 11 of the Privacy Notice for Applicants, including withdrawing your consent, please contact the Cathedral Administrator. This will not, however, affect the lawfulness of any processing that has already taken place based on your consent before its withdrawal. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn consent, we will no longer process your personal information for the recruitment purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legal basis for processing.

In conjunction with the diocesan safeguarding policy and the full national guidelines we carefully select, support and train all of our workers (both paid and unpaid) in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of criminal records disclosures and barring schemes wherever applicable.  Our Disclosure and Barring service is provided by Thirtyone:eight Opens in new window (formerly The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service, or CCPAS).  Manchester Cathedral operates a policy for the recruitment of ex-offenders; the disclosure of any offence may not prohibit working with us.