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Winchester Cathedral is a special place to work.

Like all major heritage attractions, there is an awful lot going on behind the scenes… Our community of clergy, staff and volunteers support the Cathedral’s mission, preserve and maintain the fabric of the building, and provide an excellent experience for over 130,000 annual visitors.

We employ around eighty permanent staff, and offer seasonal vacancies in the Gift Shop and Christmas Market. We also offer apprenticeships.

The Cathedral is supported by around seven hundred volunteers – click here to find out about our volunteer opportunities.

There can’t be many better locations to work. Situated in the heart of historic Winchester, the Cathedral is within easy reach of shops and places to eat, and has its own on-site Refectory. The city itself is beautiful and bustling, with excellent road and rail links.

We offer an excellent benefits package, and actively invest in staff training and development.

Winchester Cathedral is committed to equal opportunities and safeguarding. Download our Equal Opportunities statement and a copy of our safeguarding policy for young and vulnerable people.

To find out more about what and who we are browse this website or click here to download some printed material.

Head Gardener

£23,000 PA
Full time – 40 hours per week (Normally Monday – Friday)

Working in the beautiful and historic grounds of Winchester Cathedral, the Head Gardener is responsible for developing and maintaining areas of the Cathedral Precincts. A creative approach would be welcomed. Leading a small team, you will ensure that the Cathedral grounds are clean and tidy, well planted and a welcoming sight to all visitors to the Cathedral throughout the year.

You will have a minimum of 3 years gardening experience and NVQ level 3 in Horticulture is desirable but not essential.  A good knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety is also essential

For Further information please contact: Peter Macfarlane Tel: 01962 857209 or email

Closing Date: Friday 3 August 2018
Interviews will be held week beginning 13th August 2018

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Winchester Cathedral is committed to equal opportunities and safeguarding

Illumination: A Festival of Flowers Event Stewards

£8.45 per Hour
Hours: Sunday 2nd – Sunday 9th September 2018
Training will be given on Friday 31st August 2018

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic people to join our stewarding team and assist in the smooth running of the Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival.  Duties will include, directing/assisting visitors, supporting stall holders and helping to keep the grounds clean and tidy.

Closing date: Friday 3rd August 2018
Interview dates: 14th and 15th August 2018

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Visitor Services Roles 

Due to the large amount of applications received for these roles, we unable to respond to every applicant. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the application deadline you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in the next stages of interviews. Please accept our apologies.