Managing Chaplain, HMP Lindholme (External)

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Managing Chaplain, HMP Lindholme Doncaster in Yorkshire and the Humber

External F/T Vacancy

Ref: 25718

Band: 7

Salary: £34,897 - £41,878

Working hours: 37 hour working week

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

Closing date for application: 29/04/2019, 23:55 hours

Interview dates: Expected to take place week commencing 20th May 2019

Overview of the job: This is a management job which provides leadership and facilitates/enables religious and pastoral care to prisoners and staff within an establishment.

Summary: The job holder will be responsible for leading and managing the multi faith chaplaincy team

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 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/ Qualifications / Accreditation/ Registration

The job holder must meet the NOMS specified faith eligibility requirements of their faith tradition. Details of some of the NOMS faith eligibility requirements can be found listed below.

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 postrordination 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.

OR

Need to have received training to a recognised academic competence in Theology, Biblical Studies and Pastoral Care. Required to be an Accredited Minister of their denomination.

Formal endorsement from the candidate’s own denomination through the NOMS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g. Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination.

Free Church Chaplains (nonrOrdained / Deacons) are trained Faith practitioners in their own communities. 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.

Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study generally representing at least three years of Part Time study, normally to Diploma standard.

Hours of and Allowances: 37 hour working week

Required Hours Allowance: This role requires regularly working unpredictable and unsocial hours and be on call to attend their place of work at anytime. A 15% payment will be paid in addition to your basic pay to recognise this. Unsocial hours are those hours outside 0700 r 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.

Required Hours Allowance (RHA): This role requires regularly working unpredictable and unsocial hours and be on call to attend their place of work at anytime. A 15% 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.

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 to apply the post, please click 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 25718.

For eligibility to become the Prisons Chaplain, please visit here.