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

New workers start around £13,526. Normal pay is £26,093 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £37,920.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Child Protection

  • Working With Children

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Religious Studies

  • Psychology

  • Effective Communication

  • Numeracy

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

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Planning

  • 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.