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The Speaker's Chaplain

for the House of Commons, Westminster

Contract:

Permanent

Location:

London and Home Counties

Ref: JN007884

Job Description

An exciting opportunity to become the 80th Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons has just become available at the heart of Westminster. A chance to work at one of most iconic buildings in the world, the Palace of Westminster, where you’ll be surrounded by its fascinating collection of national treasures and which provides a unique perspective on the events that shape modern Britain. The post holder will be working closely with the Dean and Chapter, other clergy and staff of Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Westminster Abbey, as well as Black Rod’s Office.

 

The primary responsibilities of the Speaker’s Chaplain will be:

  • To provide the very important pastoral care for Members and all Staff of the House of Commons;
  • To conduct daily Prayers in the Chamber of the House of Commons, as well as the weekly Eucharist in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft (CSMU);
  • To conduct marriages, marriage blessings and baptisms when requested by current Members and Staff of both Houses;
  • To perform preaching and speaking engagements, where appropriate, in Parliament and around the country;

In addition to the role of Speaker’s Chaplain, the successful candidate will also be held in plurality with House for Duty Vicar at St. Mary at Hill in the City of London.

 

The successful candidate will bring wisdom and spiritual insight, as well as proven expertise in pastoral care.

 

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds with relevant skills and experience to apply, however the appointment will be based on merit alone.

 

This role is a subject to specific Terms and Conditions, as well as the enhanced level of DBS.

 

More information about the role and person specification

can be found on our careers page: https://www.parliament.uk/about/working/jobs/

 

For a confidential chat regarding the role, please contact

Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin: hudsonwilkinr@parliament.uk

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