Director of Music (Job Share) at St Andrew’s Church, Taunton

26 weeks per year* – £2252p.a

A vacancy has arisen for the role of Joint Director of Music at this busy inner suburban, liberal catholic Church of England parish. This is to work alongside our experienced organist, planning and delivering a wide range of music for worship, and co-leading our 14-strong amateur Choir, and our Band; as well as being available for baptisms, weddings and funerals as agreed. It is envisaged that the role would average 9 working hours per week. The successful candidate will be required to undertake C2 training in accordance with the Diocese of Bath & Wells’ Safeguarding Policy. The successful candidate will be a highly organised and flexible person, with the ability to play a keyboard to a high standard, a practising communicant of the Church of England, in broad sympathy with the tradition of the parish.

A detailed Person Specification can be obtained from the Vicar, the Revd Robin Lodge, by email at, or for an informal conversation in the first instance by calling 01823 352471.

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2021

Interview by arrangement, to begin duty on 1 September 2021.


Organist & Musical Director
Redland Park United Reformed Church, Bristol, BS6 6SA
(May 2021)

Following the upcoming retirement of our present organist, we are seeking a person to provide a lead for the musical life of the church as organist and musical director, to commence by 1st September 2021. The person will play regularly for one (10.30am) Sunday service per week, plus Christmas/Good Friday as required, and provide a deputy (at the Church’s expense) when away. Occasional additional services will attract an additional fee. As musical director the appointee will be expected to develop the musical life of the church as a whole, with a particular focus on involvement of children in the Junior Church.

Central to music as part of worship, the church has a fine 4-manual, 56-stop 1886 Father Willis Organ, rebuilt in 1956 & 1990. We would also like to embrace diversity in musical styles and ensembles in worship, and to revitalise a small SATB choir.  

The quarterly fee (c. £900) and number of Sundays off are both negotiable subject to experience. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS safeguarding check, and written evidence of self-registration with HMRC for IR35.  

For further information, including full Job Description & Person Spec. please email:
Application is by email/letter saying why you are applying, and what you would bring to the post, together with accompanying CV and names of 2 referees, to :
or to: Dr Peter Lunt, Organist Appointment Committee
c/o Redland Park URC Church, 1 Redland Park, Bristol, BS6 6SA. 
Closing date : 17th May, 2021
Auditions/Interviews anticipated to be in early June.