School Chaplain - THE HOLY TRINITY C E SECONDARY SCOOL, CRAWLEY

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Crawley, West Sussex
Chaplain
Competitive

The Governors of Holy Trinity School wish to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and inspiring Chaplain with a passion for working with young people and a commitment to further developing the school’s distinctive and inclusive Christian ethos. This post is open to individuals who are ordained members of the Church of England or other Christian denominations, or lay individuals with experience of Christian youth work and/or Church leadership, and who have a clear understanding of the distinctive character of Church of England schools.

The successful candidate will be distinctively Christian and utterly inclusive – able to work with people of all faiths and cultures, welcoming them where they are, accepting them unconditionally and sharing through words and actions God’s loving presence. They will facilitate ‘life in all its fullness’ as a living reality within the community. This role is key in developing the ethos and values of the school and offering pastoral and spiritual care to all. The Chaplain will report directly to the Headteacher, whilst being a key member of the pastoral team. They will be responsible for supporting the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of students and staff; facilitating collective worship including leading assemblies and providing tutor time resources; supporting those in established faith journeys to grow and develop their spiritual life; building links between the school and church, and between the school and the wider community, including other denominations and faith communities. They will also have a case load of vulnerable students who they will provide mentoring for.

Responsible for: To take a lead in the spiritual development, worship, and pastoral care of the HTS school community (students, staff, parents, and carers)

Key Responsibilities • All aspects of Collective Worship • Working in collaboration with the Pastoral and Safeguarding team to support the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of students, their families, and staff

• Being fully involved in any SIAMS inspection and ensuring best practice Leading High Quality Collective Worship • Leading and arranging innovative and appropriate collective worship, including student involvement

• Leading and arranging occasional services including Christmas Carol Service and Easter • Leading (as appropriate) and arranging Communion in school • Leading and arranging special events e.g., prayer spaces in the Chapel • Preparing and writing weekly resources for use in tutor time • Supporting all those leading collective acts of worship and tutor groups • Leading and arranging Staff Reflection • Filming and utilising appropriate media to enable meaningful and creative worship when gatherings are not possible • Working with students to develop their leadership of worship through coaching and mentoring • Respecting the variety within the Anglican tradition, and building ecumenical and interfaith relationships with faith leaders in the community

• Sustaining good links with feeder schools where appropriate and in partnership with clergy in whose parishes they are set

• Being a custodian of the Chapel Leading Spiritual Development • Helping the school further embed its Vision and Christian Ethos in all that it does • Communicating with all stakeholders e.g., through Newsletter • Contributing to the school’s charity programme • Contributing to the provision and oversight of Christian Unions and all other groups aimed to support spiritual development of students • Leading on national opportunities for spiritual development through working with Church of England Education Office • Engaging with the local community through existing and new projects. • Making provision for students from different faith groups as required (e.g., salah, Ramadan, Diwali). Providing Spiritual and Pastoral Care • Being a Christian ‘presence’ amongst the staff of the school and building trust and a ‘listening ear’ with staff, students, parents, and carers. • Providing mentoring support to identified students as part of the pastoral intervention provision • Working closely with bereaved students, staff, and their families CPL Undertake training as required Additional Information For inset training you will be aligned with the classroom support team. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description in a reflection of the changing needs and circumstances as the school develops and grows.

Holy Trinity is a Voluntary Aided Church of England Secondary School which is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Our vision is to be ‘a centre of excellence for learning, inspired by Christian values, where every person in our school community fulfils their potential. We are a multi-faith, multi-cultural community which celebrates our diversity; values every individual as a child of God; seeks to be inclusive in every way; and which is underpinned by Christian values. Visits to the school prior to application are warmly encouraged.

This is a reserved post which means that applicants must be practising Christian with a strong faith commitment. The successful applicant will have to meet the requirements as set out in the Person Specification which accompanies the Job Description. Presentation of the Application Form and covering letter will form part of the selection process as will practical testing and interviews on the day. Shortlisted candidates must be available for interview on the date indicated. The preferred method of communication in connection with this vacancy is by email. This is how invitations to interview will be sent. Please ensure that you check your emails and junk or spam folders on a regular basis. Application forms and details about the post are attached and on the website. All enquiries and completed application forms with covering letter / statement should be sent to hr@holytrinitycrawley.org.uk by the closing date or earlier. The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School is commit ted to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we cooperate with other agencies and initiatives at local and national level. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful job applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring service check (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau check) at an enhanced level, in line with all schools across West Sussex. Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warning as well as convictions, spent or unspent.