School Chaplain, Wells, Somerset

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Wells Cathedral SchoolWells, Somerset

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Start date: For September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity for a priest in the Anglican tradition to work in this unique school, which works in symbiosis with a remarkable cathedral with which it is connected through history, governance and routine practice.

The Chaplain reflects and leads spirituality and worship in the community and is pastor and friend to all members of the school community: pupils, teachers and the large number of support staff (bursarial, grounds, maintenance and secretarial). The overall immediate community numbers about 1,000.

Wells Cathedral School has a Christian foundation and ethos. It must be home to those of the Christian faith, of other faiths and of none. The Chaplain must support and lead the Head of the school, its senior executive and the whole community in understanding how this home is created and developed for the benefit of all.

Accommodation may be available as necessary. 

There is a possibility of a dual post (separate employment) with Wells Cathedral as its Canon Pastor. A separate role description for the Canon Pastor role is available from Wells Cathedral’s website  

In your application please indicate if you are likely to apply for the Canon Pastor role.

For further details, please download an application pack from our website 

Closing date: Friday 22 June 2018

Wells Cathedral School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and obtaining an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services certificate

Wells Cathedral School has flourished since 909.

Charity No. 310212

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More about Wells Cathedral School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 15 The Liberty, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2ST, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1749 834200
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Wells Cathedral School is a co-educational, Church of England, independent school offering day and boarding places to children aged 4-18. Based in Wells, Somerset, it currently has around 700 pupils. It is set up as a charitable trust and accepts bur...