Lay Chaplain, Chelmsford, Essex

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New Hall SchoolChelmsford, Essex

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Start date: Required from September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21,199 - £27,407pa (at September 2017 rates)
Contract term: Permanent

Excellent benefits ● free parking ● superb working environment ● lunch & break time refreshments

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a well-resourced and vibrant Chaplaincy Team in the largest Catholic boarding & day school in the UK, working alongside the resident priest Chaplain. We are seeking a skilled, compassionate Lay Chaplain to serve and support the community of boarding and day students, as well as parents and staff. Applications from lay people and members of Religious Orders are welcome.

The successful candidate will be well-qualified, confident, articulate and sensitive in discussing theological, moral and spiritual issues with young people of different faiths. The ability to devise and lead liturgies and prayer opportunities is essential. There is an option of contributing to RE/Theology teaching if desired, in particular the Sixth Form General RE programme.

This post may be residential or non-residential; excellent family accommodation is available, rent-free. This post may also suit a married couple wishing to undertake a job share or both looking for full time Chaplaincy roles. Candidates will be practising Catholic and ideally will have experience of Chaplaincy work/youth ministry, preferably in a school context. Applications are also welcome from new graduates and those making a career change; training will be provided, as appropriate. Counselling experience or interest would be welcome.

For further details and an application form, please visit: Alternatively, please contact the HR Department on 01245 467588.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 19 March 2018

Interview date: Thursday 22 March 2018

New Hall is committed to safeguarding pupils. There will be an enhanced DBS check prior to appointment.

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More about New Hall School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3HS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1245 467 588
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New Hall School is a leading independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 3-18. Founded in 1642, New Hall School, Chelmsford, is one of the oldest Catholic school in the country. The main building was part of King Henry VIII’s gr...