Chaplain, East Sussex

Closing date:This job has expired

Bede's Senior SchoolEast Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: From Autumn Term 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

This is an appointment of tremendous and central importance to the St Bede’s School Trust, Sussex.

The next Chaplain for the Trust will be expected to continue to build on the success of our Chaplaincy, which was started by the current Chaplain Rev Tim Buckler, who leaves us to take up the role of Chaplain at Dulwich College.

You will lead the spiritual development of the school community in line with the St Bede's School Trust’s stated aim of placing a premium on spiritual values, within a non-denominational context, that affords all members of the school the opportunity to develop a sense of spiritual, moral and ethical awareness and in so doing, come to appreciate their own place in the world. You will have the ability wisely and gently steer the spiritual direction of the Trust, with the consultation of the Headmaster.

As our Chaplain, you will play a fundamentally important role in encouraging members of the community to be reflective, in the midst of the of a very busy environment, providing them with a voice of calm direction that emphasis the central importance of creating time and space for thought and contemplation.

You will be based at the Senior School but will have overall responsibility for the spiritual development of the school community at Bede’s Prep and Pre-Prep School.

We are looking for a whole school Chaplain with the imagination and energy to lead Trust-wide Chaplaincy, and who is committed to a ministry of presence, prayer and friendship far beyond the bounds of the Chaplaincy and its services.

You will not necessarily be a teacher of an academic subject to GCSE and A Level but the ability to do so would be an advantage.

For more information, please visit: bedes.org > Senior School > About > Jobs.

Closing date: 4pm on 25th January 2019.

The School 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.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 19 years
Address: Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1323 843252
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Bede’s Senior School, located in Hailsham, East Sussex is an independent, co-educational, secondary school for children aged between 13 and 19. It was founded in 1979 by Peter Pyemont. The building covers 140 acres of the Sussex Downs. It is both a d...