School & Community Chaplain with The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School (BHBS) and St Paul’s Hereford

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Salary – up to £28,500

Our Vision is to have a School & Community Chaplain who will 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, and a growing chaplaincy presence in the city deanery, building initially over at least the next 4 years, on the huge opportunity afforded by our national CofE school vision.

Exciting opportunity to work closely with The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School (BHBS), and the Local Community, across all three arenas of school, homeandchurch life. With around 60% of time spent in school and 40% 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.

Job Role:

  • Engage naturally with young people, staff and families, listening supportively, and developing creative opportunities to explore and grow in Christian faith and ethos.
  • Network widely and build trusting relationships, working alongside people in St Paul’s Church, the City Deanery and local community, and developing volunteers through church and school.
  • Be a confident visible presence in school – including gathered worship, class and year-group assemblies, Christian Unions, pastoral work and a safe space for students and staff.
  • Empower students to continue in Christian faith, discipleship and spiritual leadership as they progress through their faith journey from primary school to college and further education.
  • Help staff and others to articulate and enact the school’s growing Christian vision in various aspects of school life (described in the CofE schools SIAMS framework).