Managing Chaplain, HMP Dovegate (External)


Managing Chaplain, HMP Dovegate, Staffordshire - Security Service

External F/T Vacancy


Close date for application: 28th Apr 2018

Working hours:Full Time

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Key Purpose:  The job holder will be responsible for leading and managing the multi faith chaplaincy team who is there to provide religious and pastoral care for prisoners and staff in their own faith tradition, and appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith tradition. You 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, experience and qualifications

The successful candidate must meet the HMPPS specified faith eligibility requirements of their faith tradition. Details of some of the HMPPS faith eligibility requirements can be found listed below.

You 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.

Must have working knowledge of other faiths represented within a prison to enable them to work in a multi faith environment. Faith Eligibility Requirements:

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.

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On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.

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