Anglican Chaplain - HMP Featherstone

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HM Prison Featherstone, WV10 7PU
£30938 - £32424

Job holders within this Group Profile will provide religious and pastoral care of prisoners and staff in their own faith tradition and have an understanding/ knowledge of other differing faiths.

NB To apply for this role you must apply directly via the HMPPS Website here.

The job holder will provide for the religious care of prisoners and staff in the Anglican faith tradition and appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith or tradition.

The job holder will work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of the specification "Faith and Pastoral Care", and also the broader work of chaplaincy in delivering faith and non-faith based courses. Will contribute to the process by which the Governor and Head of Chaplaincy/Profession at HQ are assured that the specification is being delivered.

The job holder will engage with, and build contacts with their own faith community towards aiding the resettlement of offenders.

This is a non-operational job with no line management or supervisory responsibilities.

NB To apply for this role you must apply directly via the HMPPS Website here.

Typical tasks associated with this Group Profile include:

• Act as faith advisor in the establishment providing advice, pastoral care and spiritual welfare to prisoners, staff and their families as requested
• Facilitate and deliver opportunities for worship study and religious programmes
• Contribute towards the development of local policy, procedures and practice
• Provide mentoring and personal support for other chaplains and volunteers including following incidents
• Be part of the provision of available and accessible chaplaincy care at all times
• Plan and lead worship and prayer / faith specific meetings
• Provide pastoral care to prisoners and help to provide support and bring resolution to crisis situations where required
• Nurture Chaplaincy volunteers in their contribution
• Work collaboratively with other Chaplains and Managing Chaplain on the maintenance and provision of facilities for worship and prayer
• Ensure your prison community is aware of relevant religious events and coordinate establishment support for these
• Be proactive in forging links with their local faith communities and other agencies, as relevant and consider ways in which these communities/agencies may become involved in mentoring prisoners on release
• Participate in developing ways for improving and achieving targets As required, undertake and ensure that all relevant administration, data collection and analysis including relevant targets are collated
• Be part of the organisation and delivery of Faith Awareness Training for staff
• Undertake Diocesan Ministerial Reviews, where appropriate
• Provide appropriate support to the establishment in the absence of the Managing Chaplain
• Actively support the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) process


Ordained Bishop, Priest or Deacon

• Be an ordained member of the Anglican Communion (or of churches that are part of the Porvoo Agreement).
• Have formal endorsement in the form of the licence of the Diocesan Bishop. Or
Reader, Religious Brother/Sister, Church Army Evangelist
• Be a Reader (as set out in Canon E4 of the Canons of the Church of England or direct equivalent in other Anglican provinces).
• Be a Religious sister or brother, Church Army Evangelist or other appropriately qualified or licensed minister in the Anglican tradition, subject to agreement from the Anglican Bishop to HM Prisons.
• Have formal endorsement in the form of the licence of the Diocesan Bishop.

All must have:

• signed the Church of England documentation on mutual flourishing or Church in Wales equivalent;
• demonstrable knowledge of Anglican theology and religious practice; and
• formal endorsement from the HMPPS Anglican Faith Advisor confirming eligibility and suitability.

Christian Science:

HM Prison Featherstone is a Category C men's prison, located in the village of Featherstone, in Staffordshire, England. The prison is operated by His Majesty's Prison Service.