St. Edward the Confessor Church (Dringhouses, York) is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Assistant Choir Leader to work alongside our Director of Music.

This is an exciting role as we seek to reinvigorate our already vibrant Choir. Encouraging the congregation in our worship of God, we aim to sing music from a wide range of traditions, including choral SATB hymns and anthems; Taize-style worship songs; and more contemporary worship songs, some in unison and others in harmony.

We currently draw from an 18 strong SATB choir for regular weekly worship. The choir expands at Christmas and Easter where inclusion is more important than an ability to read music. Music and the Choir can be considered outreach at St. Edward’s, as many people discover faith through participation in the Choir and other musical groups.

The role requires 25 choir practices per year on Friday evenings, four conducted services per year, and four planning meetings. The total commitment is 87 hours per year, with additional payment for 10 hours of holiday. Salary range is in the range of £20,000 -£25,000 pro rata and dependent on qualifications and experience.

You will find details of how to apply, and a breakdown of the commitments involved in the role, in the attached document. The deadline for applications is 6pm on Friday 31 January.