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School Chaplain





London and Home Counties

Ref: JN007165

Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional person to be our Chaplain. The successful candidate will be a central figure in the life of the School, nurturing faith across the many strands which make up our community. Excellent pastoral skills are imperative to support the students and staff, as is the vision to take the Chaplaincy forward at this exciting time as the School develops the School Hall and Chapel buildings.

The ability to teach Religious Studies would be advantageous but is not a requirement of this role.


Benenden is one of the leading boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 555 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with approximately 190 of those in the Sixth Form. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.


Benenden offers its own competitive salary scale, responsibility allowances and benefits. Accommodation is provided with this role.


Meals are provided to staff whilst on duty. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use.


For more information and to apply, please download the application pack from our website

Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance,
Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by 9:00am on 28 February 2019.

The Headmistress would be happy to speak with anyone
considering an application prior to the deadline.

Please contact her on 01580 240592.


The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact. He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, this appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.

Closing date: 28 February 2019


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