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School Chaplain

Giggleswick SchoolGiggleswick, Settle, North Yorkshire

Giggleswick School, based in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, is seeking to appoint an inspirational individual with outstanding pastoral abilities to lead the spiritual life of the School. The Chaplain is appointed by the Headmaster in consultation with, and the express agreement of the Governors.

This is a senior post as the well-being of this community plays a major role in the success of the School. The Chaplain is a key pastoral team member, supporting the Headmaster and the Senior House Staff. 

In addition, the Chaplain will have Qualified Teacher Status to enable them to lead the teaching of Philosophy & Ethics, teaching pupils across the age ranges from Years 7 to 11 and sharing responsibility for the teaching of GCSE and A level.

The School has seven boarding houses, each with Senior House Staff, Matrons, and a full team of Tutors. As a modern boarding and day school we offer a wide range of options tailored to fit the needs, lifestyles and budgets of families based locally, nationally and internationally. Students can choose to be a day pupil, a full boarder, 3 or 5-night flexi boarder or board occasionally if there is an activity in school that’s not to be missed.

Any prospective candidate must show an active commitment to the values and expectations of our boarding community and to the welfare of the pupils within it. Enthusiasm to assist in a strong co-curriculum is an important quality of all who work at Giggleswick.

Competitive salary in line with qualifications and experience.  Remission of fees for Junior and Senior School aged children. Accommodation will be provided.

For further information please refer to the Candidate Information Pack.

To apply, please complete a School Application Form (no CV's please) and Cover Letter, for the attention of The Headmaster to; hr@giggleswick.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Monday 20 September 2021.  Provisional date for interviews to be held w/c 27 September 2021.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, subject to receiving suitable applications. We therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

Equal Opportunities Employer

Giggleswick School is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate, or to receive less favourable treatment, on grounds of age, disability, race, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, skills, experience, and abilities. Applicants or employees with questions or concerns relating to discrimination for any of the reasons listed above should contact Rachel Atack, Human Resources Manager, reatack@giggleswick.org.uk

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Giggleswick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with the School’s Child Protection Policy and Staff Code of Conduct at all times.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and The Disclosure and Barring Service.

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