Job Description

Summer Fields is one of the premier boys’ prep and pre-prep schools in the country, situated in 70 acres of superb grounds in North Oxford. The school has an excellent academic reputation and is extremely well resourced. The beautiful Victorian Chapel sits at the heart of the school, both literally and metaphorically.

We are seeking to appoint a School Chaplain, who could be either an ordained minister of the Church of England or a Lay Chaplain, and who will have previously worked either in school chaplaincy or have other relevant experience. The successful candidate will be required to lead the school’s worship and to be a core member of the pastoral team, supporting both the boys and staff across the school.

The position of School Chaplain can be combined with an academic teaching role. The school is currently also advertising a vacancy for a teacher of Religious Studies although teaching in another subject of interest/expertise may be possible, by negotiation.

Please apply by submitting a fully completed application form with a covering letter addressed to Mr David Faber, Headmaster. To satisfy the requirements for safer recruitment, we need to ask you for your full employment record. Details of any gaps between jobs or between finishing education and employment must be provided. If you have a CV you wish to send, please do so, however a completed application form with full employment history must still be provided.

For full details, please visit Application forms should be saved as Word or PDF files and emailed to or posted to Summer Fields, Mayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 7EN.

The school is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Summer Fields does not discriminate on the grounds of race or colour, nationality or national or ethnic origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, age, and disability. Applications are welcome from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Summer Fields is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All staff must adhere to, and ensure compliance with, the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures in the context of their role. Successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.