Chaplain - Ecumenical, HMP Parc (External)

Chaplain (Ecumenical), HM Prison & YOI Parc in Bridgend

External FT Vacancy

Job Reference: 5166

Closing Date: 08/09/2017

Salary : £30,824.96 per annum

Contract Type: Full Time

As the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in over 100 countries and more than 610,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company. We’re bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, cutting-edge projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for Chaplain to join our team at HMP Parc, a category B prison, In Bridgend, South Wales, currently holding over 1600 men and young people in a secure but modern environment.

Job Outline: To provide a pastoral ministry to prisoners and staff; to provide opportunities for worship, religious observation and instruction; to make a general contribution to the management and policies of the prison; and to develop the relationship between the prison and the local community.

Key Responsibilties

  • Pastoral care of prisoners, including interviewing new Receptions, Discharges, visiting  those located in the Safer Custody Unit and those segregated under prison rules
  • Responding to prisoner applications and offering ministry to the suicidal and the bereaved
  • Worship, preaching, teaching in accordance with your faith tradition
  • Group instruction and provision of offending behaviour programmes using a variety of media e.g. music, information technology etc
  • The provision of resources pertinent to your faith tradition, within the constraints of the prison budget
  • Creation of opportunities for faith sharing (not proselytising) and organising special events.
  • Keeping alive prison family links through the ministry of local faith groups and their representatives
  • Developing and maintaining collegiate relationships within the Chaplaincy team and attendance of team meetings
  • Keeping accurate administrative records in accordance with G4S prison requirements and Prison Service directives.
  • Maintaining a Chaplains Journal of duties performed and actions taken
  • Advising the Prison Director and Senior Management Team and representing Chaplaincy on management groups as required
  • Contributing to achieving an acceptable or better rating in any Religion audit
  • Developing a role within the total life of the prison promoting moral and spiritual values in accordance with your faith
  • Facilitating visits by local Faith Representatives to see prisoners of their own faith
  • Attendance of training events and conferences as arranged by the prison
  • Contributing to Employee Induction on the work of the Chaplaincy at the establishment
  • Carrying out ‘On Call’ duties

The Ideal Candidate:

Formal Education

  • Be an ordained Minister or Lay person suitably qualified and endorsed by the candidate’s own denomination
  • Be trained to a recognised academic competence in Theology, Biblical Studies and Pastoral Care
  • Have the formal endorsement of the denomination represented

Technical Education

  • Must be IT literate - Emails, Microsoft Word and Excel


  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Ministry

Personal Qualities

  • Be an effective communicator
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in faith matters
  • Have a commitment to working collaboratively in a Multi-Faith context
  • Have a proven track record of pastoral care, committed to upholding the dignity and worth of others
  • Respect the beliefs and practices of others, irrespective of faith
  • Be committed to continued personal growth, and effective work/life balance i.e. physical health, family life, and professional and spiritual development

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

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