Working for the RSCM

Sarum College, Salisbury - home of the RSCM CentreThe RSCM Centre is based at Sarum College in Salisbury Cathedral Close, and has a small team of full-time and part-time staff servicing our education, publishing, management, membership, voluntary network, development, communications and administrative needs. We also have part-time, freelance and sessional staff around the UK, providing help and advice to our members and leading choirs, courses, festivals and workshops throughout the year.

Director of the RSCM

We congratulate our current Director, Andrew Reid, who has recently been appointed as MD of Harrison & Harrison, and will leave us in the Autumn. Since 2012, Andrew, his Deputy Director colleagues, and the entire staff of the RSCM have transformed the charity’s fortunes, attracting considerable funding which has allowed us to make key appointments with Heads of Ministerial Training, Choral Studies, and Congregational & Instrumental Music. We are grateful for all that Andrew has achieved in leading the charity – his meticulous preparation, Christian faith and spiritual approach will all be missed – and we wish him well as he moves to another prestigious role.

We now seek expressions of interest – either directly or by recommendation – for his successor, whose background should include leading music in worship at a high level. The Director’s acknowledged musical expertise will be put to good use at the RSCM, directing key events, and delivering a strategy which aims to put the RSCM at the heart of church music developments in the UK, and overseas. Whilst traditionally the role of Director has been full-time, with the increasing availability of technology, it may be possible for this position to have some flexibility both in time commitment and location, for example to allow the successful candidate to continue or take up another part-time position (up to 0.2 FTE) in church music. The exact nature of any such arrangement will be explored at interview.

  • Full time/Flexible (but no less than 0.8 FTE)
  • Salary by negotiation, c £55k
  • UK based, accessible to London and RSCM Centre in Salisbury
  • Subject to enhanced DBS disclosure

For more information and a detailed job description, in the first instance, please call or email Sarah King

Tel: 01722 424843 • Email:

We anticipate that interviews will take place in mid-July, so please make contact no later than 30th June.


The RSCM would not be able to function without the dedication of its hundreds of volunteers! If you feel you have skills which could be helpful in supporting church musicians in your region, please contact your local voluntary area committee.


Other vacancies

Posts such as organists and directors of music as advertised in Church Music Quarterly classified section can be found here.