Christian Chaplain - Ordained Priest, or Free Church equivalent, HMYOI Drake Hall (External)

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Christian Chaplain - Ordained Priest, or Free Church equivalent, HMYOI Drake Hall in Eccleshal, West Midlands

External F/T Vacancy

Ref: 22214

Band: 5

Salary Minimum :£26,438 - £29,760

Working Hours: 37 hour working week

Working Pattern :Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working, Other

Closing date for application: 14th November 2018 at 23:55 hours

Interview dates :To be confirmed

Job description: Overview of the job

This is a chaplaincy job in an establishment which provides pastoral and faith specific care to prisoners and staff. It provides a support role within the team.

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.

Essential Skills/ Qualifications/ Accreditation/ Registration

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

Free Church

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.

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.

Hours of Work and Allowances

37 hour working week

Unsocial Hours Working will be confirmed by the Recruiting Manager and only paid where applicable:

Unsocial Hours Working

This role requires working regular unsocial hours and 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.

Allowance Details Unsocial hours payments at 17% of the annual salary will be paid where applicable. Unsocial hours include regularly being required to work evenings (defined as those hours worked outside of 07:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs Monday to Friday), weekend, Public and Bank Holidays and night duties.

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.

For more information or 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 Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk. Please quote the job reference 22214.

For eligibility to become a Prison Chaplain, please visit here.