Co-ordinating Chaplain for the University of Nottingham

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University of Nottingham
£39,190 plus clergy pension scheme

What does the next four years hold for you? Are you looking for a new challenge in a dynamic, award-winning educational environment? Do you have the passion, skills and experience to coordinate a vibrant and expanding multi-faith chaplaincy team? Would you like to spend the next four years shaping the diocesan response to the expanding opportunities to explore and explain the Christian faith amongst students in Nottingham? Would you be energised by working in partnership with University staff, students, chaplaincy colleagues, local churches, faith leaders and diocesan colleagues?

The role is a full time, 4 year contract. Although this post is funded by Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Board of Finance, the University of Nottingham Chaplaincy Steering Group review the coordinating chaplaincy role on a four-year cycle, which is the reason for this four-year contract. In the fourth year, the diocese would review the post, as would the chaplaincy steering group. After these reviews, it is possible, though not guaranteed, that the role of the co-ordinating chaplain could continue to be exercised by the Anglican chaplain.

Closing date: 6 February 2022 / interviews 21 February 2022

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 for the postholder to be a communicant member of the Anglican Church or of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham is seeking to appoint a full-time ordained Chaplain for the University of Nottingham for the next four years.

The successful applicant will be the coordinating chaplain for the expanding University of Nottingham multi-faith chaplaincy team and provide strategic support to ministry within the Higher Education sector in the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone ordained in the Anglican church with
experience of Christian ministry (whether parochial or chaplaincy). The successful applicant will engage in this creative partnership with the University of Nottingham as an institution, University staff, multi-faith and ecumenical chaplains, and leaders of Anglican churches with
a significant ministry with students. The successful applicant will also
contribute to diocesan strategy on Higher Education.

Student focused mission and ministry through the University Chaplaincy

Staff focused ministry including support and liaison within the University of Nottingham

Liaising with churches that include University students to support and facilitate their engagement of ministry with the Universities

Contribute to diocesan thinking on missional engagement with HE institutions

Contribute to national thinking on chaplaincy

Consolidate the work of the multi-faith team of Chaplains and facilitate collaborative working.

Relevant Qualifications and Experience required:

Knowledge and Skills (Essential)

Proven interpersonal, communication and pastoral skills

Ability to relate effectively to young adults

Ability to think theologically and creatively

IT literacy

Liturgical and worship leading skills

Imaginative, progressive, forward thinking, and strategic, with a demonstrable commitment to inter-faith and multi-faith work.

Enthusiastic about working in a multi-faith Chaplaincy team where no one religion has primacy, preference, or dominance over the others

Willing and able to build strong relationships with other members of the multi-faith chaplaincy team.

Experience and Qualifications (Essential)

Ordained in the Church of England

Educated to degree level or equivalent (or higher degree)

Have experience of Christian ministry (whether pioneering, parochial or chaplaincy)

Experience of working with young adults, both pastorally and missionally

Tradition and Spirituality (Essential)

Commitment to work closely with other bodies within the university, such as student faith societies, Student Union officers and staff, Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) coordinators, ethics and EDI committees.

Commitment to the Diocesan vision of Growing Disciples, Wider, Younger & Deeper

Commitment to working ecumenically and in a multi-faith context

See attached Job Description