Senior Chaplain - HMP/YOI East Sutton Park

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HM PRISON EAST SUTTON PARK MAIDSTONE
Chaplain
£38,148 - £43,870 Pro-rata

This is a Chaplaincy job in a women's open prison and young offender's institute which provides pastoral and faith specific care to prisoners and staff.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT APPLICANTS FOR THIS ROLE MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE HMPPS WEBSITE HERE

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.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT APPLICANTS FOR THIS ROLE MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE HMPPS WEBSITE HERE

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT APPLICANTS FOR THIS ROLE MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE HMPPS WEBSITE HERE

Typical tasks associated with this Group Profile include:

· Accountable for the performance of the Chaplaincy team and the staff within it. Manage the achievement of qualitative and quantitative standards including

Service Delivery Indicators {SDI's) within the function, verifying and signing off documentation as appropriate. Analyse and act upon data which is relevant to Chaplaincy

· Ensure that all staff within the Chaplaincy team contribute to providing decent conditions for prisoners and a safe working environment for staff

· Promote prison service policy in all activities and behaviours e.g. promote diversity, decency, safety and reducing re-offending agendas

· Will have the skills to apply all Human Resources (HR) related policies and practices and be able to carry out all aspects of people management such as attendance management, disciplinary investigations, performance management and staff appraisals

· Responsible for ensuring prisoner's complaints {including those involving litigation claims) relevant to the Chaplaincy team, have been dealt with in accordance with policy

· Produce relevant reports as required and ensure all correspondence is replied to within agreed timescales

· Oversee the compilation and achievement of any performance improvement programmes, reporting on progress regularly as appropriate

· Manage the appropriate authorisation of financial compliance statements

· Manage devolved budgets in accordance with the financial procedures outlined in the budget delegation

· Ensure that Chaplaincy produces and analyses audit and establishment performance management information identifying variances and areas requiring improvements

· Contribute to the establishment's overall achievement of {SDIs) and standards and be accountable for the performance and delivery of targets relating to the budget and People Plan for the function

· Responsible for leading the development of local policy, procedures and practice and the implementation of national policy in relation to the chaplaincy service and lead activities. Contributes toward the development of general HMPPS local policy, procedures and practice. Ensures that current Chaplaincy practice is in line with policy (both national and local)

· Contribute to the development and delivery of the medium-to-long term strategic and business plan for the establishment, with overall responsibility for implementation within their function

· Attend relevant boards/meetings and actively contribute either as chair or team member

· Responsible for ensuring work areas and associated activities comply with Health and Safety legislation. Ensure all risk assessments are undertaken and staff are made aware of their personal responsibility towards Health and Safety compliance

· Work collaboratively and provide constructive challenge to colleagues to ensure that their own and other functions are joined up and together contribute towards the overall delivery of the establishments performance

· Contribute to the preparation of the establishment contingency and emergency plans and ensure implementation when required.

· Carries out investigations and administration in relation to incidents of potential discrimination and reports on findings.

· Responsible for ensuring relevant actions arising from Standard Audit, Her Majesty Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) Action Plans, Managing Quality of Prison Life (MQPL) surveys including local self audit action plans and Resettlement strategies are delivered

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT APPLICANTS FOR THIS ROLE MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE HMPPS WEBSITE HERE

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:

Anglican

Be an ordained member of the Anglican Communion (or of churches part of the Porvoo and Meissen Agreements).

Will normally need to have been in Holy Orders for a minimum of three years.

Have formal endorsement in the form of the Licence of the Diocesan Bishop*.

OR

Be a licensed Reader, [Religious sister or brother, Church Army officer or other appropriately qualified or licensed minister in the Anglican tradition*] subject to agreement from Anglican Bishop to Prisons.

Have formal endorsement in the form of the licence of the Diocesan Bishop (* Evidence required before appointment)

Essential Experience

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

TechnicalRequirements

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.

HM Prison East Sutton Park is a women's open prison and young offender's institute located in the Parish of East Sutton, near Maidstone in Kent, England. The prison is operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service.