Hereford City Deanery are seeking to appoint 2 Fulltime Parish based LifeLink Chaplains, growing faithin our two strong Church Secondary Schools, initially in a 4-year project.
This post, working closely with The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School (BHBS), will work in all three arenas of school, homeandchurch life with around 50% of time spent in school and 50% with family and community links in order to build on spiritual questions and create ‘sticky’ faith. The successful candidate will relate naturally with students and others, engage closely with CofE school vision priorities, develop creative ways to explore Christian faith, and empower students to grow into discipleship and spiritual leadership. The nature of the role means that there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practising Christian.
Applicants may be lay or ordained.
Parish-based School Chaplaincy to empower and support students and staff in spiritual questions and development as part of lifelong learning – that they might discover the life in all its fulness brought by Jesus Christ (John 10:10).
We have an open door to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to a generation almost entirely missing from our churches. This post works collegially within a Deanery project employing 2 new full-time missional chaplains, building initially over at least the next 4 years, on the huge opportunity afforded by our national CofE school vision.
We are calling these LifeLink Chaplains – making life-growing links to establish a sustainableGrowing Faith in young people, and ‘LifeLink’ in two senses:
St Paul’s Church & BHBS school is looking for a chaplain who can:
Although line-managed by local parish clergy, this is within the wider structure and vision of Hereford city Deanery, and accountable to the Bishop of Hereford, working within vision and core values of Hereford Diocese. The support structure will include deliberate collegiality between the two LifeLink Chaplaincy posts.
Within and connected for the schools, all practice will be within the school policy and accountable to the Headteacher and Governing bodies.
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To apply please complete the application form and return to Kerry Preedy - HR@hereford.anglican.org