Director of Music


Holy Trinity Church (BN21 3BX)

Date posted: 8th September 2022
Application ends: 30th October 2022

Holy Trinity Church Eastbourne are seeking to appoint to the exciting and valued position of Director of Music. The post-holder will oversee and develop all elements of this creative ministry, and in turn assist in growing disciples of Jesus Christ.


The Director of Music will take responsibility for the careful choosing of hymns and songs, shaped by the preaching series' and respecting the importance of our varied cultures. The Director of Music will help us to praise and thank God for his grace towards us and respond with music to the joys and challenges we face in life.

Required skills

Passion for God and his gospel. Humble character and willingness to learn. Clear understanding how God speaks today through Holy Scripture. Solid understanding of the role of music in corporate worship. Experience of leading sung worship in both solo, band and music group settings. Ability to sing and play a lead instrument to a high standard. Familiarity with different musical styles of sung worship, including contemporary, middle of the road, traditional, and popular hymns and songs. Ability to arrange songs for different instruments in the band/orchestral setting. Able Team Leader to work effectively with volunteers and the Ministry team. Good administrative and organisational skills. Read sheet music and scoring parts. Basic Knowledge and experience of setting up and running Audio/Visual technologies. Experience of training and pastoring a team. The ability to lead and train teams of others to grow the ministry of music in the church.


Desirable Criteria Ability to play a second instrument in a contemporary band setting. Advanced knowledge and experience of setting up and running Audio/Visual technologies. Working in or with a choir. Media production & social media management. Experience of website maintenance. Experience of leading services, teaching and expository preaching of the Bible. Some level of theological training and willingness to engage in more. We envisage that someone with the right willingness and sensitivities will be able to grow into the role. Applicants who feel that they do not meet any of the desirable criteria are still encouraged to apply. There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) attached to this post and Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 applies. In particular, the PCC believes that the postholder needs to share the ethos and spiritual mission of the church in their personal beliefs and practice. Therefore…. The post holder must be able to show evidence of being a practising Christian Believer of reformed doctrine and lifestyle. Also… Is willing to become a member of Holy Trinity Church and actively involved through regular attendance and participation in the gospel life of the church; Is willing to sign The Jerusalem Declaration and Statements being in sympathy with their context. If you are not delighted to agree to the above genuine occupational requirement, please do not apply for this post. The PCC of this parish has passed a resolution under the House of Bishop's Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests in order to reflect its convictions on the distinctive ministry of men and women.