Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pa
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Chaplaincy Team at the Countess of Chester Hospital is seeking to appoint a part-time Christian Chaplain (ordained) with some experience in Healthcare Chaplaincy.

Applicants must display a passion for pastoral care, be highly motivated with good interpersonal skills.

Main duties of the job

The Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Team at The Countess contributes to the Holistic care of patients, relatives and friends by seeking to address their spiritual and religious needs. The Chaplaincy also supports staff and acts as a resource for them.

The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a Spiritual Care Team in a busy and developing Hospital community. They will be accountable to the Head of Chaplaincy Services and will be expected to deputise in his absence.

The post will require a commitment of 15 hours per week, the days and times of working to be negotiated, to include a regular commitment to and participation in the 24/7 'on call' rota and Sunday Services. A willingness to be flexible in working hours will be necessary.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large District General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital.The Trust provides services in all of the surgical and medical specialties common to a District General Hospital with some specialist services. The Trust serves the whole of the local population currently in excess of 250,000 residents which geographically covers populations in England and North Wales.The Trust strives to continuously improve and sustain the quality of its services for patients, providing care to more than 445,000 patients per year, with almost 4,000 staff working together putting quality and patient safety, at the heart of everything we do. The organisation provides a wide range of services offering health care to the whole spectrum of the population from birth to the end of life. The Trust complies with its terms of authorisation as a Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Theology


  • Strong IT skills - Microsoft Excel / Access / Word / PowerPoint / Outlook
  • Supervisory / Management certificate or qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • At least 3 years' experience as an Ordained Minister


  • Some experience in Chaplaincy

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) .

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road



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