We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring and reliable person to join the Chaplaincy team as a Trust Chaplain. You will need to have demonstrable pastoral experience and the ability to work effectively within an Ecumenical team, and on your own initiative. You will be required to ensure that the provision of pastoral, spiritual, cultural, and religious support to patients is consistently delivered to a high standard. To this end, if you are a Christian you need to be ordained or licensed and in good standing within either the Church of England or have denominational affiliation within Churches together in England and Ireland as well as complete a Christian Denominational Assessment Form prior to short-listing and interview. If you are a non-Christian, then written endorsement from your faith tradition or belief group will be required.
The team includes both paid staff and volunteers who work closely together to meet the pastoral, spiritual, cultural, and religious healthcare needs of patients, their carers, staff and visitors of all faiths and/or beliefs. Alongside the Lead Chaplain you will provide mentoring, support, and supervision to entry grade Chaplains as well as contributing to the development and delivery of education and training programs relating to pastoral, spiritual and religious care.
The Trust has a number of sites across East Suffolk and North Essex, comprising two major Acute Hospital sites and a number of community based services which you may be required to visit from time to time to support the provision of pastoral, religious, cultural, and spiritual care.
You will have excellent communication skills and be willing to work collaboratively with other colleagues under the direction of the Lead Chaplain.
You will be required to lead reflection or worship in the Chaplaincy Centres, and at other locations around the Trust on a regular basis, and to provide pastoral support on all sites, (including the community sites for which the Trust has responsibility), on a regular basis.
Some week-end work and full participation in the Chaplaincy On-call Rota will be required in order to support the provision and delivery of a 24 hour service, throughout the year. (The minimum requirement is normally 1 in 3 nights on call and 1 in 3 weekends working however during times of sickness or annual leave, may be 1 in 2 nights on-call and 1 in 2 week-ends on-call)
For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Mrs. Allison Cline-Dean, Lead Chaplain, on telephone number 01206 742513 or email Allison.Cline-Dean@esneft.nhs.uk
Please note that this role is subject to a DBS check which will be charged to the successful candidate.
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Closing date for applications: 5 April 2019
Interview Date: 30 April 2019
Closing date: 05 April 2019