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Thank you for visiting our careers page to find out more about working at Downside Abbey. Downside Abbey is a Roman Catholic monastery and is home to a community of Benedictine monks. It is the senior Benedictine monastery of the English Benedictine Congregation. Originally founded in Douai, in 1606, the community of St Gregory the Great settled at Downside in 1814. Downside Abbey Church, one of only three Minor Basilicas in England, has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade 1 listed building.

We employ a range of individuals who work in the Abbey and we aim to provide our employees with opportunities to develop professionally and to maintain high standards of performance. We apply employment policies that are fair, equitable and consistent with the skills and abilities of our employees and the needs of the Abbey.

We encourage our staff to work within the following personal core values.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate pre-employment screening which may include detailed reference checks, a safeguarding interview and a criminal record check via the Disclosure Barring Service.

We hope that you have taken the time to look at our web-site and would like to join our team and work with us.