School Chaplain, Lancaster

Closing date:

Ripley St Thomas Church of England AcademyLancaster
Date posted:
Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,317 - £30,507
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a new school chaplain.  Continuing to build on the strongly established work of the current post holder we are seeking an enthusiastic Christian leader to create and resource opportunities for our young people to explore and grow in the Christian faith. 

The vision:

  • To offer pastoral support and encouragement to young people and the wider school community
  • To develop contemporary models of worship, prayer and discipleship
  • To equip young people and adults in Christian leadership


We are looking for:

  • A dynamic, committed person who loves Christ, is passionate about Christian ministry among young people and has a vision for helping people explore what it is to be a Christian in the 21st century
  • An experienced and versatile youth worker / minister / teacher


Please see the applicant information pack for further information.  

Closing date: midday on Monday 9 December 2019 

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the post-holder is a Christian.  The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.   


We can offer: 

  • A school with a distinctive Christian mission, ethos and strong traditions, dating back to 1864 
  • The opportunity to work in a school graded as outstanding in all areas by both Ofsted and SIAMS (Church school inspection) 
  • A highly achieving 11-18 school with consistently excellent results at GCSE and A Level 
  • Fantastic pupils who are hardworking, enthusiastic and impeccably behaved 
  • Supportive and aspirational parents  
  • A dedicated, enthusiastic and highly professional staff team 
  • A professional working environment in which all staff are valued, listened to and able to fully use their gifts and talents.  
  • Excellent teaching resources and facilities, from the Grade 2* listed Chapel to brand new buildings and facilities 
  • Extra-curricular sporting facilities for staff including fully equipped gym, swimming pool and running track 


We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. In line with our safeguarding policies we are unable to accept CVs.   

Along with your application form, please also provide a letter (of no more than 2 sides, using Tahoma 11 font) outlining your experience relative to the job description and explaining what you will bring to the role.  



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