Free Church Chaplain, HMP Dartmoor (External)

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Free Church Chaplain, HMP Dartmoor, Princetown, South West

External P/T Vacancy

Ref: 15492


Salary: £25,920 - £29,176 Pro-rata

Band: 5

Post Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Part Time, 18.5 hours per week

Closing date for application: 2nd February 2018  at 23:55 hours

Interview date: Expected February 2018

Job description : This role will be 18.5 hours per week

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 the Free Church faith 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 og 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 responsibilities.

Essential Skills/ Qualifications/ Accreditation/Registration

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 HMPPS 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.

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

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 appointment.

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

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Please quote the job reference 15492.

For eligibility to become Free Church Prison Chaplain, please visit here.