Anglican Chaplain (Ordained)

Posted 1 year agoExpires in 6 days
Trainee - Ordinands
£27021 - £30415

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

This position is based at HM Prison Swaleside, ME12 4AX

HM Prison vacancy link for full details:

Contact: or 0845 241 5358.

The job holder will provide for the religious care of prisoners and staff in the Anglican faith tradition and appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith or tradition.
The job holder will work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of the specification “Faith and Pastoral Care”, and also the broader work of chaplaincy in delivering faith and non-faith based courses. Will contribute to the process by which the Governor and Head of Chaplaincy/Profession at HQ are assured that the specification is being delivered.
The job holder will engage with, and build contacts with their own faith community towards aiding the resettlement of offenders.
This is a non-operational job with no line management or supervisory responsibilities.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
• Act as faith advisor in the establishment providing advice, pastoral care and spiritual welfare to prisoners, staff and their families as requested.
• Facilitate and deliver opportunities for worship study and religious programmes.
• Contribute towards the development of local policy, procedures and practice.
• Provide mentoring and personal support for other chaplains and volunteers including following incidents.
• Be part of the provision of available and accessible chaplaincy care at all times.
• Plan and lead worship and prayer/faith specific meetings.
• Provide pastoral care to prisoners and help to provide support and bring resolution to crisis situations where required.
• Nurture Chaplaincy volunteers in their contribution.
• Facilitate services provided by contractors and volunteers.
• Work collaboratively with other Chaplains and Managing Chaplain on the maintenance and provision of facilities for worship and prayer.
• Ensure your prison community is aware of relevant religious events and coordinate establishment support for these.
• Acquire and distribute appropriate religious literature, supplies and materials.
• Contribute to training programmes and materials for staff and volunteers.
• Proactive in forging links with their local faith communities and other agencies, as relevant and consider ways in which these communities/ agencies may become involved in mentoring prisoners on release.
• Participate in developing ways for improving and achieving Service Delivery Indicators (SDI).
• As required, undertake and ensure that all relevant administration, data collection and analysis including relevant SDIs are collated.
• Be part of the organisation and delivery of Faith Awareness Training for staff.
• Take responsibility for your own spiritual health and development, allowing time for private prayer, study and retreat.
• Provide appropriate support to the establishment in the absence of the Managing Chaplain.
• Actively support the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) process.
• Attend relevant boards/meetings and actively contribute either as chair or team member.