Parish Church of St john the Baptist

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Royston Church stands in the centre of Royston. It was badly damaged by fire in December 2018.
We are very grateful that you are considering donating to the restoration work of the church. 

The tower together with bell ringing chamber was gutted by the fire and there was extensive damage to roof and other parts of the church.  It is going to be an extensive project over the coming months and years.   

We want to restore the church building which stands at the centre of Royston for the whole community.

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St John the Baptist Church Royston

Job Title: Music Leader (Organist, Choir and Worship Band Leader)

Purpose: To continue and develop the music ministry for our church to support its exciting new vision in collaboration with the vicar and other team members.

Responsible to: The Vicar of St John the Baptist Church Royston

• Prepare and deliver traditional and contemporary music for Sunday and seasonal services.
• Participate in the creative planning of the Sunday and special services with the Vicar and other team members
• Develop and grow the music of the church in line with the vision particularly the band and choir as appropriate for the services.
• An active Christian faith of any recognised denomination but with a sympathetic understanding of the Anglican Church.
• Arrange with appropriate providers for the maintenance of Church instruments.

Hours of employment: 6-8 hours per week though we would need to negotiate flexibility for seasonal services.

Bachelor degree in music or equivalent diplomas / certificates.

Musical competencies and experience:
• Ability to ensure a wide range of styles including traditional and contemporary music.
• Ideally able to play the organ and keyboard so as to ensure traditional and contemporary music
• Ability to conduct and lead the choir
• Ability to lead and develop the music band.
• Producing and directing special services
• Proven experience of each of the above

General skills:
• Dependable, responsible and self motivated
• Able to organize, coordinate and motivate musicians
• Strong team player
• Good communication

Work base: St John's Church, Royston, Hertfordshire.

Salary: The position is offered on a self employed basis and the salary can be negotiated within the means of the church. Weddings and funerals are frequently available to be taken up at a rate of £100.

The post will be subject to full DBS disclosure.

Applications to: Yvonne Dyer 13, Lower King Street, Royston, Herts. SG8 5AL

Closing date: Wednesday December 5th

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