Members of the clergy provide spiritual motivation and guidance, conduct worship according to the form of service of a particular faith/denomination and perform related functions associated with religious beliefs and practices.


New workers
£ 13,526
£ 26,093
£ 37,920

Available jobs

In the past year there were 39,633 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Undertakes administration and social duties as required.

  • Provides pastoral care to members of the congregation in their homes and in hospitals and counsels those in need of spiritual or moral guidance.

  • Performs marriages, funerals, baptisms and other special religious rites.

  • Provides and arranges the provision of religious instruction to congregation members.

  • Interprets doctrines and instructs intending clergy members in religious principles and practices.

  • Prepares and delivers sermons and talks and leads congregation in worship.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Spiritual Care

  • Mental Health

  • Due Diligence

  • Working With Children

  • Child Protection

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Religious Studies

  • Risk Analysis

  • Auditing

  • Psychology

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Teaching

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • English Language

  • Planning

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Mentorship

  • Resilience

  • Enthusiasm

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.