University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust wishes to appoint a Band 5 Chaplain
This appointment is for an ordained Anglican Minister, to work 30 hours a week; the post holder will be accountable to the Chaplaincy Manager. You will be based principally at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital but be expected to travel to and work on other sites as well providing direct spiritual care to patients, their families and carers and staff.
The work will involve caring for patients at the end of their lives, as well as their families. You will contribute to the Christian on call rota caring for people on these occasions principally from non-Catholic Christian traditions. The appointment will be made in the wake of the Covid pandemic, when both patient and staff needs are at raised levels.
*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* on the NHS Website.
*The post holder must be a Church of England priest
*The post-holder will be in good standing within, and authorised, licensed or sponsored by the Anglican Bishop of Birmingham
*University accredited Degree level theological training or equivalent
*Eligible to be authorised by the Bishop of Birmingham to practice as a healthcare chaplain
*Demonstrable and proven experience of offering formal pastoral care in a recognised, professional capacity
*Strong understanding of their own faith/spiritual tradition, with ability to articulate this clearly whilst respecting and working with those of differing traditions
*Experience of working collaboratively within a team
*Active participant within their own faith / spiritual community
*Growing knowledge of issues relating to spiritual, religious and pastoral care
*Where appropriate to your belief tradition, to have an ability to use liturgical resources appropriately and creatively in a diverse range of contexts
*Non-judgemental and committed to inclusion and wellbeing
*Ability and readiness to work in accordance with the NHS Chaplaincy Guidelines 2015
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Closing Date 2nd January 2023
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