Chaplain vacancy

SC: Managing Chaplain, HM Prison Chelmsford (External)

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SC: Managing Chaplain, HM Prison Chelmsford, East of England

External F/T Vacancy

Ref: 28684

Band: 7

Salary: £34,897 - £41,878 Pro rata

Closing date for application: 20/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Interview dates: To be confirmed

Working hours: 37 hour working week

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

Job description : Overview

Job holders within this group will provide religious and pastoral care of prisoners and staff in their own faith tradition and have an understanding/ knowledge of other differing faiths.

Will manage all the staff within the Chaplaincy team. Structured learning and experienced pastoral care is required to deliver this to prisoners and staff. The job holder will need to keep abreast of changes within own work area and comply with HMPPS policy.

Will have regular pre-planned prisoner facing activities/duties. Will also manage ad hoc requests from prisoners if and when deemed appropriate.

This is a non-operational job with line management responsibilities.

Essential Skills/Qualifications/Accreditation/Registration: The job holder 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.

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 candidates own denomination through the HMPPS 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.

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 candidates own denomination through the HMPPS 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 (non-Ordained / 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 Work 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 - 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: 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.

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 and 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 - 28684.

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




Christian Chaplain, HMP Lowdham Grange (External)

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Christian Chaplain, HMP Lowdham Grange in Nottinghamshire

External FT vacancy

Ref: serco-61968

Salary: £29,210 per annum

Closing date for application: 22nd Sep 2019

Job Purpose: To represent the Christian Faith: Anglican or Free Church through worship, education and pastoral care to the prison community. To be an integral part of the Multi-faith Chaplaincy team.

Key Accountabilities
Organise and conduct weekly corporate worship.
Facilitate faith specific and faith related teaching.
Recognise and celebrate religious festivals as defined by PSi 05/2016 and in accordance with your faith tradition.
Host occasional special events such as motivational speakers or visiting ministers
Provide pastoral care for prisoners of your religion including the meeting of new arrivals, prisoners approaching release, and the sick or bereaved.
Engage with those who wish to explore your religion or change to your religion.
Be available to attend any eventual call for a Chaplain of your faith in cases e.g. a death or serious illness of a prisoner or family member.
To be proactive in making suggestions and putting proposals forward to enhance the support of your religion to the prison.
Remain vigilant to security threats.
Carry out daily statutory responsibilities (visiting segregated prisoners, new arrivals, prisoners at risk of self-harm/suicide) in line with the agreed system
Attend Serco, HMPPS Chaplaincy specific training and faith specific training as required.
To develop local links with outside faith community – encouraging volunteers to add value and enthusiasm to initiatives.

Key Skills
Must have achieved the level of education and experience required by the faith group for recognition as an accredited leader.
Must be endorsed by relevant faith authority to hold this post.
A developing knowledge of UK Criminal justice policies, relevant Directors Rules and Prison Service Policy requirements, the HMPPS agenda including an overview of Reducing Reoffending.
The ability to communicate with staff at all levels, and a readiness to engage with prisoner families with a full appreciation of potential security risks.
Assisting the prison community in understanding the role and responsibility of the Church of England/Free Church in the context of prisons and prisoners.
Delivery of corporate worship that engages and reflects the diverse nature of the prison community.
Identifying needs and developing resources to best encourage and motivate prisoners away from negative behaviours and reoffending.

Chaplaincy working hours are managed across a full seven-day week – in order that a chaplain is present on every day of the year (A full-time chaplain normally works five days per week)

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

On occasion Serco 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 a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

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