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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 eight 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.


Thank you for applying to work at Winchester Cathedral. Due to the exceptional level of interest received for our job vacancies we are unable to contact people individually. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful in obtaining an interview, but we appreciate the interest that you have shown in Winchester Cathedral. 

£8.85 per hour (£9.85 after 10.30 pm)

The Virgers, working as a team, play a vital part in ensuring the proper functioning of the cathedral as a place of worship and its many other roles and activities.

Duties will include:

  • assisting with the erecting and dismantling of concert staging
  • stewarding at concerts and events
  • Helping to move furniture
  • Manning the green room at concerts

Full training will be provided and a medical assessment will be required (which will be organised by the Cathedral).

For further information: 

Please contact Daren Gibb, 01962 857226; or email:

Closing date for applications: 25th March, 2020


Casual Virger Job Description

Casual Virger Application Form 



Permanent part-time vacancy – INTERNAL ONLY
£8.85 per hour – 25 hours per week

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and reliable person with excellent  customer care skills to join our Visitor Services Team.  The hours are variable and will include weekends. Normal working hours may be between 8.45 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Sunday.  Some evenings may be required to assist with concerts.

The team members cover all aspects of the Box office and Entrance Desk to the Cathedral.

For further information please email:

The application form can be downloaded from here.

Winchester Cathedral is committed to equal opportunities and safeguarding.