Managing Chaplain, HM Prison High Down, London
External F/T Vacancy
Salary: £37,065 - £44,479
Working Pattern: Full Time
Work Hours: 37 hour working week
Closing date for application: 1st March 2019 at 23:55
Interview dates: To be confirmed
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.
Essential Skills/ Qualifications/ Accreditation/ Registration
The job holder must meet the NOMS specified faith eligibility requirements of their faith tradition. Details of some of the NOMS faith eligibility requirements can be found on the list appended.
Will have proven experience and skills in pastoral care and pastoral leadership, including crisis events.
Must be suitably qualified and have a formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study and be experienced such that the job holder will have received formal endorsements (where relevant) from the faith community to which they belong.
An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh
Faith Eligibility Requirements:
Be an ordained (or denominational equivalent) minister of a free church denomination / church grouping which is either a member of the Free Churches Group, Churches Together in England or Churches Together in Wales. Ordained Free Church chaplains are trained faith practitioners in their own communities.
Ordained (or denominational equivalent) chaplains will have shown through at least two years post-ordination / accreditation experience that they can effectively practice and fulfil the skills and competencies required of a Faith leader. A formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study and Professional Recognition by their denomination generally representing at least 3 years of study, normally to Degree standard will be required of all ordained chaplains.
Non Ordained Chaplains
Be a lay minister of a Free Church denomination / church grouping which is either a member of the Free Churches Group, Churches Together in England or Churches Together in Wales. Non-ordained Free Church chaplains are trained faith practitioners in their own communities.
Non-Ordained chaplains will have completed a level of study in a theological or biblical discipline which enables them to be recognised by their denomination as a minister of that community. 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. A formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study generally representing at least three years of Part Time study, normally to Diploma standard will be required of all non-ordained chaplains.
Formal endorsement of the candidate’s denominational accreditation will be required from the Free Churches Faith Advisor. Church leaders at a regional or national level, i.e. Moderators, Chairs, Regional Ministers etc. will be asked to provide written confirmation to the Faith Advisor attesting to the credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate (This evidence will be required before appointment and thereafter periodically according to NOMS vetting policy)
In order to maintain endorsement by the Free Churches Faith Advisor all chaplains will be expected to demonstrate regular ongoing reflection or training contributing towards their ongoing professional development as ministers.
Additional Information: Working Arrangements & Further Information: Some of MoJ’s, including HMPPS, 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 appointment.
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For eligibiliity to become a Prison Chaplain, please visit here.