School Chaplain, Buckinghamshire

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Wycombe Abbey SchoolBuckinghamshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Wycombe Abbey is a world-class school operating at the cutting edge of educational excellence. With its distinctive heritage, magnificent 160-acre campus and impressive resources, the School provides an outstanding education for 600 girls aged 11-18.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Chaplain with an enthusiasm for youth work to lead the spiritual and religious life of the School. Wycombe Abbey was founded as a Church of England school and girls are encouraged through their involvement in Chapel and community service to develop their spiritual lives. Whilst Christian values and teaching are presented, each girl is encouraged to reflect upon them and apply them to her own life in a way that is consistent with her own faith and background. 

Duties will include responsibility for all aspects of worship at Wycombe Abbey, catering for the spiritual needs of all the girls including seeking to develop sensitively the spirituality of those who claim no religious allegiance, responsibility for community service and responsibility for charitable fundraising initiatives.

The appointed candidate will be an ordained Anglican priest or a lay worker with significant experience of church youth work. The role would suit a proactive and imaginative candidate who is able to reach out to, and actively engage with, all sections of the school community, building collaborative relationships with pupils, staff and parents alike. This post will involve a flexible working schedule which will include significant evening and weekend work. 

To apply, please submit a completed application form, which you will find on our website together with a covering letter addressed to the Headmistress, Mrs Rhiannon Wilkinson, outlining the experience and personal qualities which you believe qualify you for this position. The application form and letter should be emailed to Mrs J Wetenhall, HR Manager: 

Closing date: 12 noon on 26th January 2018

Wycombe Abbey 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.

We are an equal opportunities employer. 

Registered Charity No. 310638

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More about Wycombe Abbey School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Abbey Way, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 520381
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Wycombe Abbey is committed to maintaining full boarding for the needs of modern families. Girls who enter the school at 11+ have their own Junior Boarding House. From the age of 12 to 17, pupils live in 9 mixed-age Senior Houses, and in the Upper Six...