For nearly five centuries, Christ’s Hospital has pioneered social mobility and challenged social inequality to provide an unrivalled start in life for disadvantaged children. As economic and social inequality continue to grow in the UK, Christ’s Hospital’s mission is as relevant today as it was in 1552. Christ’s Hospital is unique. We are strikingly unlike any other independent school in the UK, with a richly diverse pupil body, in terms of ethnicity and socio-economic background. More than 75% of our pupils are on some form of financial support, with a considerable number receiving full bursaries.
We are seeking to appoint a prayerful, passionate, and gifted Anglican priest as Chaplain to work with our Senior Chaplain and play a significant part in continuing to build the Chaplaincy provision in a community which has Christian principles at its very heart and is at the cutting edge of enabling social mobility through transformative education. The successful candidate will be required to start work at end of August 2023 for the commencement of the 2023-24 academic year.
Over the last two years, we have made significant strides in the advancement of three priorities: extending pastoral care, extending bereavement care and extending outreach. The successful candidate will continue with this work and play a full part in the life of the chaplaincy, including officiating at Cathedral-style worship and preaching to a very high standard, providing spiritual care and formation, teaching if appropriate, and participating in the co-curricular life of the School.
The successful candidate may have a background in education, parish ministry, or youth and social work. Their personal qualities, experience, skills, and commitment will be the most important factor in the discernment process. Applicants should evidence in the personal statement how they meet the requirements of the role and person specification.
We welcome applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
The starting salary will be £35,000 and subsidised accommodation will be made available for the proper performance of duties. A substantial remission of fees is available for the successful applicant’s children at Christ’s Hospital, assuming that: a) they meet the normal academic criteria for entry; and b) a place is available.
To arrange an informal conversation about this post, please contact the Senior Chaplain, The Reverend Craig Huxley-Jones, by telephone on 01403 246 641 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Those interested in the post are invited to attend the School’s Open Day on Saturday 4 March 2023, arriving at 10.00am, to meet staff and pupils, to take a tour of the School, see our famous Band Parade, and to enjoy a light lunch. To book a place, please contact our School Liaison Officer, Mrs Fabia Westwood on email@example.com
For further information and to apply please click go to https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/chaplain-west-sussex-1788563 and click on Quick Apply. Completed applications must be submitted via TES by the closing date. We cannot accept CVs unless accompanied by a completed application form. Further information about the School is available on our website www.christs-hospital.org.uk
Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 7 March 2023. Interview date: Thursday 16 and Friday 17 March
Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). More details on the disclosure process can be found on https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about
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