Chaplain, Kampala, Uganda

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Heritage International SchoolKampala, Uganda

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Allowance + benefits
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a mature and experienced Chaplain to join our team and provide spiritual support to our growing community of staff, students and parents. Our mission statement is to provide a quality international education in a nurturing Christian environment and the Chaplaincy role is a key part of achieving our aims. We are looking for someone who has had significant pastoral experience, understands the challenges of third culture students and is fully committed to inclusion and diversity. Heritage International School is non-denominational but we would welcome applications from both ordained and non-ordained candidates.

The role would involve overseeing all aspects of spiritual life at Heritage including organising weekly Chapel services, secondary retreats, and two school spiritual emphasis weeks. The Chaplain also needs to oversee our youth programme and work with the spiritual life committee to ensure we are working towards our aims and objectives as a Christian School. Our chaplain should be engaged in a ‘ministry of presence’ representing the school at various events throughout the year and available whenever needed to offer guidance, support and advice. The Chaplain is also regularly invited to be part of the leadership teams within the school offering advice and support during meetings, recruitment and school development planning.

Heritage International School is an all-age Christian international school located in the suburbs of Kampala, Uganda. It opened in 1994 to support children of ex-pat missionaries but has since expanded to welcome those of all faiths and none, whilst still remaining true to its core Christian values. We have over 40 nationalities represented and are currently moving towards our full capacity of 550 students. 

We offer a generous benefits package to our international staff including: a return flight per year of contract, housing, 2 bursaries for staff children, a competitive monthly allowance and medical insurance. Preference would be given to those candidates who can commit to a two-year contract. We are open to employing a married couple to share this role. 

If you are interested in applying for this position then please send a copy of your CV/Resume to along with a covering letter that addresses the person specification below. Please include details of your faith journey as a Christian. If you require further information about this position then please contact our Head of School, Mrs Keeley Wickham on 

Closing date for applications: 10 am on Friday 27th March 2020. If there is a large volume of suitable applicants then Heritage reserves the right to hold interviews prior to the closing date. 

Interviews will be via Skype.

Heritage International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be subject to child protection screening, including checks with past employers, the UK Disclosure and Barring Service and/or authorities in other countries.

More about Heritage International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: P O Box 7899, Kiwafu Crescent, Kampala, Uganda. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +256 414 596 033
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