Lead Chaplain

Posted 11 days agoExpires in 1 month
Wigan and Leigh
£14500 PA

The Brick is a growing Charity with big aspirations for people in need within our community. We provide RELIEF, RESTORATION and REFORMATION by offering a personal transitions service, unique to every person because every individual is at the heart of their own transition.

To develop and lead a pro-active chaplaincy service for all areas of the Brick charity.

To ensure that the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of staff, visitors and people we work with are met effectively, within a framework of client choice, appropriate to their cultural and religious expression, to the highest standard of care:

  • promoting and developing a listening, affirming and inclusive culture
  • enabling engagement with faith and spirituality to promote personal development and change
  • building the capacity of the organisation to deliver effective work within its Christian ethos
  • maintaining St.George’s as a consecrated space and develop and maintain good links with Churches and Faith Groups across Wigan and Leigh.

To develop and provide a chaplaincy service which meets the spiritual and religious
needs of all service users and staff of the Brick charity.

  • To recruit, train and manage chaplaincy volunteers to deliver that service.
  • Be a both a visible leader and a ‘friendly professional’, who provides a listening ear for all at the Brick and helps in the development of an affirming, diverse and inclusive culture.
  • Ensure that St.George’s remains a consecrated space
  • To have a knowledge of a range of religions and faiths, to advise the SLT on issues of cultural - and faith care and to make appropriate referrals to other Faith Representatives. To be an informed resource on faith needs for the Charity and lead in bereavement issues
  • Develop and maintain the profile of The Brick with local clergy, ministry teams and local faith communities including fully engaging with other chaplaincy teams and support networks
  • In short, build-up and support staff, volunteers, and people who we work with.
  • The post-holder will be expected to comply with all statutory legislation, and approved national and local policy, including a Chaplains Code of Conduct.
  • Comprehensive theological education to at least diploma level or equivalent faith accreditation.
  • Ordained minister, in good standing with the Member Churches of the Free Churches Group, the Anglican Church or the Roman Catholic Church and able to be authorised or licensed by an appropriate ecclesiastical authority.
  • Evidence of continuing study in appropriate fields
  • Knowledge and experience of safeguarding and be able to respond quickly and safely when safeguarding issues arise
  • Experience in Pastoral Ministry
  • Relevant experience in religious leadership role
  • Knowledge of other faith community religious traditions
  • Courageous, positive and dynamic able to work within a wider team with authority, accountability and openness and trust
  • Ability in providing compassionate engagement to vulnerable groups.
  • Commitment to an affirming, inclusive and diverse culture
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written including experience of public speaking and or the ability to give presentations, and facilitate group discussions
  • Flexible approach to working, including the ability to work unsocial hours.
  • The ability to develop rapport with people from all walks of life, the ability to meet others at their point of need and respond in ways which are meaningful and appropriate.
  • The ability to listen to, and interpret complex spiritual and other needs, working in highly stressful and emotive situations; the ability to cope with the suffering of others, and to recognise the personal need for support.
  • A working knowledge of the Chaplaincy Standards
  • Car owner/driver and possess full UK drivers licence, or be mobile and able to visit locations as and when required.

Please see the attached document for further details and application instructions.

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