Lay Chaplain, Dewsbury

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St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary AcademyDewsbury

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Start date: January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £19,877.40 - £21,176.52
Contract term: Permanent

Salary: Remuneration is at Grade 7 (Pts 23-25), starting point dependent on qualifications and experience within the range £19,877.40 - £21,176.52. 

Hours: 37 per week (term time) plus 4 weeks

St John Fisher is a mixed 11-19 Catholic Academy with a strong moral and spiritual ethos. The Governors wish to make an appointment to the position of Lay Chaplain for January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Governors invite applications from practising Catholics in good standing with the Church. The Lay Chaplain provides spiritual and pastoral support to students and staff of the school. This position is seen as crucial in fulfilling the School's mission. The Christian faith and commitment of the Lay Chaplain will play a central role in bearing witness to this mission and maintaining the distinctive Catholic nature of the school.

Do you:  

  • Live as a disciple of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church?  
  • Have a sound understanding of the Catholic faith and how to share it with others?  
  • Enjoy working with young people and adults?  
  • Know how to organise and plan liturgies and events such as the celebration of Mass, retreats and fundraising activities? 

If so, we would like to hear from you. You will need good communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people, including students, parents, teachers and clergy. We belong to a strong network of Lay Chaplains within the Diocese of Leeds and beyond and we offer ongoing CPD and faith formation.

Full details of the post are available from the schools website (under the vacancies tab). 

Completed application forms can be emailed to or sent by post marked for the attention of Mrs K Winterburn.

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More about St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Oxford Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 4LL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 527000
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