Prisoner Faith & Foreign Nationals Manager, HMP Thameside

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External F/T Vacancy

Ref: serco-58564

Band: 5

Salary: £34,565.28

Close date for application: 13th Apr 2019

Hours: Full Time

Key purpose: The job holder will be responsible for Leading and Managing the Multi faith Chaplaincy and Foreign Nationals Team effectively

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 specifications "Faith and Pastoral Care", the broader work of Chaplaincy in delivering faith and non -faith based courses and ensuring the Director and Head of Chaplaincy/Profession at Headquarters is provided with assurance that the specification "Faith and Pastoral Care" is being delivered.

Reason for role: This a non -operational management job which provides leadership and facilitates / enables religious and pastoral care to prisoners and staff within an establishment.

Essential technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualifications

The job holder must meet the NOMS specified faith eligibility requirements of their faith tradition. 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. An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh Faith Eligibility Requirements:

Free Church: Ordained Chaplains 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. Or Non Ordained Chaplains 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 accredication 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 NOMS 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.

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