Chaplain, Bedford

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Bedford SchoolBedford

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Start date: September 2018 or January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking a new School Chaplain, who will lead the spiritual life of the school and provide pastoral support to everyone within the school community. 

Christian teaching is central to the ethos of Bedford School, as is Christian worship, which takes place in a beautiful Chapel, where the school is renowned for its choral tradition. The Chaplain will be at the heart of promoting of our school values, whilst appealing to a diverse community of day boys and boarders through both curricular and extra-curricular avenues.

Alongside a wide pastoral and extra-curricular remit, it is anticipated that the Chaplain will teach some RE and/or PSHE classes, but applications are encouraged from applicants with or without teaching experience.

It is hoped that a start date of September 1st 2018 might be achievable, but the school is ready to wait until January 2019 for the right candidate.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact our Vice Master, Daniel Koch, in the first instance (

Closing date: Noon on Friday 22 June 2018

Interview date: Friday 29 June 2018 

Further details and an application form can be found on our website  

Please send completed applications to: or post to Sarah Lapidge, Bedford School, De Parys Avenue, Bedford MK40 2TU

The Harpur Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and other checks.

Bedford School is part of The Harpur Trust

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More about Bedford School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: De Parys Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2TU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 362200
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We are one of the region’s leading boarding and day schools, educating boys from the ages of 7 to 18. Part of The Harpur Trust, Bedford’s leading educational and social welfare charity, we’re a vibrant school with a very strong sense of community, se...