Chaplain - St Albans High School

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St Albans
Highly competitive salary (dependent on skills and experience)

STAHS is a vibrant school supported by a diverse and enthusiastic community of staff, pupils, parents and alumni. It is important that our staff reflect the diversity of our community, and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from people of all genders and sexual orientation, those from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

The Chaplain will be an experienced Anglican priest who enjoys working with a diverse group of young people as part of an academically selective through-school (ages 4-18). The Chaplain plays a key role in the STAHS community and meets regularly with the Pastoral Committee and other colleagues for the purpose of providing support to pupils, families, and staff of all faiths and none throughout the School. This includes being a regular presence across both the Prep and Senior School sites, providing active spiritual and practical support, holding drop-in sessions, providing oversight of the School’s Multi-Faith Prayer Room, providing supervision and support of pupil-led faith and philosophy groups, attending a variety of school fixtures and events and assisting on school trips as appropriate.

Liaison with staff and clergy at St Albans Cathedral, where many of the School’s services take place, is an important part of the role, as is liaison with staff and clergy at St Peter’s Church in St Albans and St Helen’s Church in Wheathampstead for occasional School services and events.

The Chaplain meets termly with the Head and more frequently with the Deputy Head Pastoral to discuss all aspects of the Chaplain’s work and the spiritual life of the School.

This is a permanent position offered on a full-time basis with a start date of April or May 2023. An earlier or later start date may be negotiable for the right candidate.

In return we offer:

  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities
  • An opportunity to join our warm, vibrant and ambitious community
  • Use of sports facilities, including gym and swimming pool*
  • An extensive benefits package
  • Highly competitive salary

Please see the attached information pack for full details.

Details of the role and application process are available on the school’s website