Prison Chaplain Vacancy

SC: Managing Chaplain, HMP Wayland (External)

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SC: Managing Chaplain, HMP Wayland, East of England

External F/T Vacancy

Ref: 30399

Band: 7

Working hours: 37 hour working week

Salary: £37,218 - £42,800 (pro rata if part time)

Closing date for application: 19/11/2019, 23:55 hours

Interview dates: To be confirmed

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 candidate's 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 candidate's 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.

Behaviours

Communicating and Influencing
Managing a Quality Service
Making Effective Decisions
Leadership
Working Together

Essential Experience: Will have proven experience and skills in pastoral care and pastoral leadership, including crisis events.

Technical Requirements: Must complete specific training to hold The qualifications required for area of specialism outlined on the relevant Job Description.

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.

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 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.

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.

Contact information: 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 - 30399.

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

Chaplain, HM Prison & YOI Parc (External)

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Chaplain, HM Prison & YOI Parc, Bridgend, Wales

External P/T Vacancy

Ref: 8204

Salary: £6,165.12 per annum

Job Type: Permanent & Part-time

Part-Time – 8 hours per week (8am - 4:30pm)

Closing date for application: 11 Nov 2019

As the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in over 100 countries and more than 610,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company. We’re bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, cutting-edge projects than many people would imagine and we now due to the retirement of a long time member of the team, we have an opportunity for Chaplain to join us at HMP Parc, a category B prison, In Bridgend, South Wales, currently holding over 1700 men and young people in a secure but modern environment.

The Chaplaincy team at HMP Parc is one of the largest in the country and we are committed to continually improve and enhance the care we provide to prisoners and staff alike. We are looking for Chaplains to join the Team who will bring new ideas and understandings; who will challenge our current working practises, who are not afraid to offer solutions and different ways of working; and who will work together with the team to drive forward and meet the challenges of working in a complex and busy prison environment.

Summary: The Chaplain 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 Chaplain will work with colleagues to ensure that the delivery of the specification “Faith and Pastoral Care” and also the broader work of chaplaincy in delivering faith and non-faith based courses.

The Chaplain will engage with, and build contacts with their own faith community towards aiding the resettlement of offenders.

This is a non-operational role with no line management or supervisory responsibilities.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills: You need to be a recognised leader within your faith/belief tradition. Formal endorsement from the candidate’s own faith/belief HMPPS Faith Advisor.

Technical Education: Must be IT literate - Emails, Microsoft Word and Excel

Personal Qualities
Be an effective communicator
Demonstrate knowledge and experience in faith/belief matters
Have a commitment to working collaboratively in a Multi-Faith context
Have a proven track record of pastoral care, committed to upholding the dignity and worth of others
Respect the beliefs and practices of others, irrespective of faith/belief
Be committed to continued personal growth, and effective work/life balance i.e. physical health, family life, and professional and spiritual development

At G4S, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. We are seeking to recruit a caring, pro-active and confident professional to help make a real difference to their lives.

If you join us, you will find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

HMP & YOI Parc is committed to a clean air policy for the wellbeing of its staff, and to protect them from the risks of passive smoking. Our prison is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is not permitted in any area of the establishment. The conveyance of smoking paraphernalia (including tobacco, cigarettes and e-cigarettes) through the Keylock and into the prison will be considered a disciplinary offence under the company’s Disciplinary Policy.

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

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



Volunteer Free Churches Chaplain Vacancy, HMP Winchester (External)

HMP Winchester is looking to appoint a Volunteer Chaplain to join the chaplaincy team. HMP Winchester is a large and complex local prison with a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of which the chaplaincy team is a crucial part. The successful candidate will join the multi-faith chaplaincy team under the leadership of Revd Marina Brain the Managing Chaplain to assist in providing high quality pastoral and faith specific care to those who work and reside in the prison.

The role will involve working on one Sunday morning each month, both leading and assisting in leading Sunday services. There will also be an expected commitment to two further sessions (either morning or afternoon) each week. Whilst experience of prison chaplaincy is not expected and role-specific training is available from the Prison Service, experience of working as a minister in an institutional context would be highly advantageous.

 In order to be eligible for this post the Chaplain must be a minister (lay or ordained) of an appropriate Free Churches denomination and be endorsed by the Free Churches Faith Advisor to NOMS. A full list of eligible denominations and the appropriate criteria for ministers who wish to be endorsed can be found here.

If you are interested in this role, then please send an email containing a letter stating why you think that you would be a good candidate for this post with an accompanying CV to the Managing Chaplain at marina.brain@hmps.gsi.gov.uk