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: 21st July 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.