Part Time Chaplain: Christian Chaplain (External)

Part Time Chaplain: Christian Chaplain – HM PRISON ISLE OF WIGHT - ALBANY HOUSE NEWPORT

External PT Vacancy

Ref: 10687

Band: 5

Closing date for application: 12th July 2017 at 23:55 hours

Interview dates: Expected week commencing 24th July 2017

Salary: £25,520 - £28,776

Hours of Work: This post is for 18.5 hours per week.

Job description

Overview of the job: This is chaplaincy job in an establishment which provides pastoral and faith specific care to prisoners and staff

Summary: The job holder will provide for the religious care of prisoners and staff in their own tradition, and appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith or tradition.

The job holder will work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of the specification “Faith and Pastoral Care”, and also the broader work of chaplaincy in delivering faith and non faith based courses. Will contribute to the process by which the Governor and Head of Chaplaincy/Profession at HQ are assured that the specification is being delivered.

The job holder will engage with, and build contacts with their own faith community towards aiding the resettlement of offenders.

This is a non-operational job with no line management or supervisory responsibilities.

Hours of Work and Allowances: This post is for 18.5 hours per week.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s, including NOMS, terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate's Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of the appointment.

Essential Skills/Qualifications/Accreditation/Registration

Formal endorsement from the candidate’s own denomination as specified below (evidence required before appointment):

Free Church

Need to have received training to a recognised academic competence in Theology, Biblical Studies and Pastoral Care. Required to be an Accredited Minister of their denomination.

Formal endorsement from the candidate’s own denomination through the NOMS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g. Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination. Free Church Chaplains (non-Ordained / Deacons) are trained Faith practitioners in their own communities. They have demonstrated consistently to a range of people (academic / pastoral / practical) that they have effective communication and relational skills in order to have achieved this level of accreditation.

Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study generally representing at least three years of Part Time study, normally to Diploma standard.

Orthodox Chaplain- (Ordained Deacon, Subdeacon, Religious Brother/Sister/ Reader)

Be an Ordained Deacon, Subdeacon, Reader or monastic or be qualified by the Bishops for this ministry.

Have formal endorsement in the form of the certificate of Ordination or qualification from a Bishop, Metropolitan or Patriarch. *(Evidence required before appointment or approval from the Advisor to MOJ, subject to agreement from Orthodox Advisor to MOJ/ Orthodox Bishop’s Pastoral Committee.)

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh

For more information and to apply the post, please visit here.

If you require any assistance, please call 0845 010 3508 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail hr-recruitment-enquiries@noms.gsi.gov.uk. Please quote the job reference 10687.

For eligibility to work as a Prison Chaplain, please visit here.

Managing Chaplain in HMP Northumberland (External)

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Managing Chaplain – HMP Northumberland, Morpeth, Northumberland, England

External Vacancy

Ref: SDX/TP/RF457525/KT

Band: 7

Closing date for application: 09 July, 2017

Interview dates: Expected: Mid July

Salary:             £32,000 to £39,000 Annual

Hours of Work: Permanent – Full Time

Job Introduction: HMP Northumberland are currently recruiting for a Managing Chaplain. You will be responsible for leading and managing the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Team.

You will provide the religious and pastoral care of residents and staff in their own faith tradition.

HMP Northumberland is the newest addition to the SJS estate. Our aim is to introduce the technology and initiatives that have been so successful in our other prisons whilst providing real work opportunities for prisoners which match those available in the community.

Sodexo Justice Services delivers custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within England, Scotland and Wales and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

Role Responsibility

  • To lead and manage the prison Multi Faith Chaplaincy Team ensuring Chaplains are available and accessible to residents
  • Ensure Chaplains receive training and development opportunities as appropriate
  • Provide pastoral care and seek to ensure spiritual welfare of residents and staff
  • Be responsible for arranging and leading worship for their own faith community
  • Provide expert faith advice within the establishment and be responsible for supporting the establishment in ensuring faith groups observe their religious holy days and festivals
  • Acquire and distribute appropriate religious literature, supplies and materials.
  • Responsible for leading on developing relationships with various support and volunteer groups
  • Responsible for the contact strategy with outside faith based agencies to help with the resettlement of offenders
  • Responsible for planning and leading workshops and prayer/faith specific meetings
  • Responsible for ensuring input into and contributing to safeguarding, allocations, referrals, inductions and Diversity Equality Action Team (DEAT), as appropriate
  • Responsible for ensuring and delivering awareness programmes for residents, including bereavement programmes and other as appropriate and local Faith awareness training for staff
  • Work closely with Safer Custody to ensure issues such as deaths in custody procedures, ACCT and Violence Reduction are delivered in line with NOMS standards
  • Responsible for ensuring and contributing to, supporting prisoners in dealing with bereavement by liaising with families/prisoners and other third parties e.g. hospitals, coroners offices, and arrange  memorial services, where appropriate
  • Initiate and oversee the Application process for residents wishing to visit a critically ill relative or attend their funeral.
  • Responsible for ensuring and contributing to the delivery of daily statutory duties which include interviewing all newly arrived residents, visiting residents in the Healthcare and Separation and Care Units, responding to resident applications and being available prior to discharge.
  • Responsible for ensuring the involvement of the Faith team in resettlement issues as appropriate, and build contacts with their own faith community towards aiding the resettlement of offenders
  • Responsible for ensuring and contributing to resident’s reports including Lifer reports and Parole reports as appropriate
  • Responsible for the use of the chaplaincy facilities and maintenance of the equipment used
  • Ensure appropriate training for Faith Volunteers; nurture Volunteers in their contribution
  • Responsible for  the Official Prisoner Visitor scheme
  • Ensure effective administration of Chaplaincy, including resident lists for events, records updated etc.
  • Provide mentoring and personal support for the other Chaplains and Volunteers following incidents
  • Take responsibility for your own spiritual health and development, allowing time for private prayer, study and retreat
  • Contribute to the work of the Senior Management Team and specific pieces of work as appropriate

The Ideal Candidate

  • Appropriate experience in the delivery of religious services, ideally in a custodial environment that reflects the necessitation’s of the predominant faiths of the resident  populations
  • An outstanding communicator with highly developed influencing skills
  • Innovative and forward thinking
  • Have a proven high level of professionalism and competence in religious leadership to bring to the role
  • Will have proven experience and skills in pastoral care and pastoral leadership, including crisis events
  • Must have working knowledge of other faiths represented within a prison to enable them to work in a multi faith environment.
  • A focused and dynamic team player, who can adapt very rapidly to changing priorities and circumstances
  • Promote, understand and ensure compliance with all Sodexo Justice Services policies and procedures
  • Meet NOMS specified minimum faith eligibility requirements of their faith tradition
  • Education to NVQ Level 4 or equivalent

Package Description

Up to £32,000 - £39,000 per annum plus excellent benefits including free parking, group discount schemes and pension with 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays).

Some weekend and evening work will be required.

 For more information and to apply the post, please visit here.

Managing Chaplain Job Description is available to download here.

For eligibility to work as a Prison Chaplain, please visit here.

Managing Chaplain in HM Prison Downview, HMP East Sutton Park (External)

Managing Chaplain – HM Prison Downview, HM PRISON EAST SUTTON PARK MAIDSTONE

External FT Vacancy

Ref: 10475

Band: 7

Closing date for application: 4thJuly 2017 at 23:55 hours

Interview dates: Expected: Mid July

Salary: £33,873 - £43,174

Hours of Work: 37 hour working week

Job description: The role will be based at HMP Downview and HMP East Sutton Park. The majority of time will be spent at HMP Downview.

Overview of the job: This is a management job which provides leadership and facilitates/enables religious and pastoral care to prisoners and staff within an establishment.

Summary: The job holder will be responsible for leading and managing the multi faith chaplaincy team

The job holder will provide for the religious and pastoral care of prisoners and staff in their own faith tradition, and appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith tradition.

The job holder will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the specification “Faith and Pastoral Care”, the broader work of Chaplaincy in delivering faith and non faith based courses and ensuring the Governor and Head of Chaplaincy/Profession at Headquarters is provided with assurance that the specification “Faith and Pastoral Care” is being delivered.

This is a non-operational job with line management responsibilities.

Hours of Work and Allowances: 37 hour working week

Required Hours Allowance will be confirmed by the Recruiting Manager and only paid where applicable:

Required Hours Allowance: This role requires regularly working unpredictable and unsocial hours and be on call to attend their place of work at anytime. A 17% payment will be paid in addition to your basic pay to recognise this. Unsocial hours are those hours outside 0700 - 1900hrs Monday to Friday and include working evening, nights, weekends and Bank / Public holidays.

The jobholder must be able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh.

Essential Skills/Qualifications/Accreditation/Registration

Free Church

Be an accredited ordained minister of a Free Church denomination, which is a member of Churches Together in England and Wales.

 

Formal endorsement from the candidate’s own denomination through the NOMS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g. Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents etc will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination.

Ordained Free Church Chaplains will have completed some period of post-ordination consolidation (normally at least 2 years post ordination/ training). They will have shown to the National Leadership of their denomination that they can effectively practice and fulfil the skills and competencies required of a Faith leader.

Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study and Professional Recognition by Denomination generally representing at least 3 years of study, normally to Degree standard.

OR

Need to have received training to a recognised academic competence in Theology, Biblical Studies and Pastoral Care. Required to be an Accredited Minister of their denomination.

Formal endorsement from the candidate’s own denomination through the NOMS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g. Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination.

Free Church Chaplains (non-Ordained / Deacons) are trained Faith practitioners in their own communities. They have demonstrated consistently to a range of people (academic / pastoral / practical) that they have effective communication and relational skills in order to have achieved this level of accreditation.

Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study generally representing at least three years of Part Time study, normally to Diploma standard.

For more information and to apply the post, please visit here.

If you require any assistance, please call 0845 010 3508 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail hr-recruitment-enquiries@noms.gsi.gov.uk. Please quote the job reference 10475.

For eligibility to work as a Prison Chaplain, please visit here.

 

Volunteer Free Churches Chaplain Vacancy, HMP Winchester (External)

HMP Winchester is looking to appoint a Volunteer Chaplain to join the chaplaincy team. HMP Winchester is a large and complex local prison with a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of which the chaplaincy team is a crucial part. The successful candidate will join the multi-faith chaplaincy team under the leadership of Revd Marina Brain the Managing Chaplain to assist in providing high quality pastoral and faith specific care to those who work and reside in the prison.

The role will involve working on one Sunday morning each month, both leading and assisting in leading Sunday services. There will also be an expected commitment to two further sessions (either morning or afternoon) each week. Whilst experience of prison chaplaincy is not expected and role-specific training is available from the Prison Service, experience of working as a minister in an institutional context would be highly advantageous.

 In order to be eligible for this post the Chaplain must be a minister (lay or ordained) of an appropriate Free Churches denomination and be endorsed by the Free Churches Faith Advisor to NOMS. A full list of eligible denominations and the appropriate criteria for ministers who wish to be endorsed can be found here.

If you are interested in this role, then please send an email containing a letter stating why you think that you would be a good candidate for this post with an accompanying CV to the Managing Chaplain at marina.brain@hmps.gsi.gov.uk