Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board are looking for a Part Time (15 hours) Roman Catholic Chaplain to join the Chaplaincy & Spiritual and Care Department. The successful candidate will provide spiritual and pastoral care, and facilitate religious care, to patients, their relatives and friends, and staff across Cardiff & Vale university Health Board sites.

As a chaplain, you are expected to deliver pastoral, spiritual and religious support as outlined in the NHS Chaplaincy Guidelines and working in line with the UKBHC Code of Conducts for Healthcare Chaplain . This involves listening to and being alongside people of all faiths and beliefs including those of no faith.

You will be joining a well established, friendly and supportive multi faith team who are keen to add an excellent team player with a positive collaborative approach to complex problems. The Spiritual Care service runs 7 days a week with additional on call hours. You will be required to participate in the departments 24/7 emergency on call rota and aim to respond to call outs within one hour.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a part time (15 hours) Roman Catholic Chaplain to join the Chaplaincy & Spiritual and Care Department at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. However part time appointments would be considered.Providing generic spiritual and emotional care to those patients, relatives or staff members of any belief or faith group when requested.

Provide end of life support to patients and relatives/friends.

Support patients and families during difficult situations.

You would also be part of an out of hours on call system and be expected to be available to respond to emergency call outs within 1 hour when possible.

You would also need to be available for weekend working.

The ability to travel between sites in a timely manner is required for this post. You would be expected to work on the various health board sites but the post will be based at the University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff.

You will be providing direct religious, spiritual and pastoral care to patients, families, and staff in accordance to Standards for Spiritual Care Services in the NHS in Wales.

You will take full responsibility for your role through being a visible presence, visiting patients at the bedside on wards and departments, attending relevant meetings and steering groups.

Support the work of the wider Chaplaincy team.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Degree, Diploma or equivalent in Theology / Pastoral Care
  • Ordination and associated ordination training
  • Authority to perform the duties of an ordained cleric, Bishop's Licence, denomination credential, accreditation and in good standing
  • Significant pastoral church or parish experience


  • Bereavement Counselling qualification / experience
  • Hospital Chaplaincy Experience



  • Knowledge of religious and cultural health related issues
  • Ecclesiastical, liturgical and religious knowledge
  • Clear understanding of spiritual care in a Health care context.


  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Knowledge of Health Ethics. Knowledge of Welsh Government Health Standards

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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