School Chaplain

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Dulwich, London
Salary commensurate with experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support and minister to the community of James Allen’s Girls’ School, the oldest independent girls’ school in London and a modern community providing forward-thinking education for over 1000 girls aged 4 to 18.

JAGS sits within the Dulwich Foundation of schools – alongside Dulwich College and Alleyn’s School – and bases its services at Christ’s Chapel, Dulwich, and a local parish.

The Chaplain at JAGS is responsible for the spiritual life of the school. He or she affirms and supports the different faith communities which make up our diverse and dynamic school community by promoting students’ spiritual development, their growing sense of self, their unique potential, and their exploration of life’s fundamental questions.

The Chaplain is actively involved in assembly planning and delivery, and is a very visible presence in school, supporting students, staff and leaders alike, being there for all members of the community and supporting wider co-curricular work as appropriate. There is scope for teaching on a much-reduced timetable as well as leading and supporting the school’s outreach and partnership initiatives.

This post presents an exciting opportunity to work within a school committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, working closely with the Deputy Head People to deliver the school’s strategic plan to nurture self-assured, socially-aware, considerate individuals who seek to champion liberal values today and in the future.

This role is offered as a full-time, term time only position, however some flexibility in these conditions may be considered for the preferred candidate. As such, we will consider candidates looking for a significant part-time role rather than full-time, or year-round working rather than term-time only.

To see further details of who we are looking for, please download the attached person specification.

If interested in applying, please navigate to our school's vacancies page at to access the application pack.

With its distinctive heritage as the oldest independent girls’ school in London, James Allen’s Girls’ School provides a forward-thinking and contemporary education for over 1100 girls aged 4 to 18. Located in the London borough of Southwark, JAGS has a diverse school community and is committed to inclusion in the workplace.

Our school aims, both in and out of the classroom, are clear:

• To celebrate our diverse and inclusive community
• To champion social awareness and sustainability
• To empower courage, creativity and compassion in each student
• To inspire aspirational and authentic lifelong learners and leaders
• To nurture respectful, resilient and kind individuals

If this matches your vision, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.