Lay Chaplain, Buxton

Closing date:Expiring soon

St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Academy TrustBuxton

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Hours: 37 Hours per week, 42 weeks per year

Grade/SCP: SRS Band 4

Unqualified/No degree - SCP 21, Full Time Equivalent £20,541

Actual Salary - £18,696 with term time hours

Qualified/Degree - SCP 24 – Full Time Equivalent £22,401

Actual Salary - £20,389 with term time hours

Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term, with the intention to review at the end of the contract

Location: Split across St Thomas More, St Anne’s Buxton, St Mary’s New Mills, St Mary’s Marple Bridge

Start Date: As soon as possible

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust seeks to appoint a full time Lay Chaplain to work across the secondary school of St Thomas More in Buxton and three local primaries St Anne’s Buxton, St Mary’s New Mills and St Mary’s Marple Bridge. 

This new position is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and practicing Catholic to help guide children and young people in their Catholic faith in both a primary and secondary school context. Their time would be split as three days in St Thomas More, one day in St Anne’s Buxton, and a day a fortnight at both St Mary’s New Mills and St Mary’s Marple Bridge.

It is the hope that the appointment of a Lay Chaplain will help empower the children and young people of the area to explore their faith more and take a leading role in shaping how this is celebrated in both the schools and local parishes.

This is a reserved post within a Catholic school and the successful candidate would need to be a practising Catholic. The Lay Chaplain would work alongside experienced and dedicated staff in each school in animating the Religious Education, Catholic Life and Collective worship of the schools and would have regular mentor meetings with the Lead Lay Chaplain of the St Ralph Sherwin CMAT to help them flourish in their new role.

About the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust:

As of 1st September 2018, we have brought together 25 schools from Derby City, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Stockport and Nottinghamshire (of which 20 are primary and 5 are secondary) to form the Trust. The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust has been formed to preserve, maintain and develop Catholic education in the areas served by its academies. We are committed to providing the highest quality of education for every child and young person we serve.

In return, we offer excellent training and development opportunities, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and generous holiday allowances.

How to apply

For more information, an application pack and to apply please visit or email

Closing date: 24th May 2019 at Midday

Interviews: To be confirmed

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

The Trust will endeavor to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.


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More about St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Academy Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Third Floor, St Katherine's House, Mansfield Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3TQ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 300 369 0553