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Site Team Lead Chaplain

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Applications are invited for an experienced Healthcare Chaplain. They must be willing to provide spiritual, religious and pastoral care to patients, relatives, visitors and staff whatever their beliefs, culture or lifestyle as part of the Chaplaincy Team based at East Kent Hospitals. This is an opportunity to join as a part-time Site Team Lead Chaplain, with additional on-call responsibilities in the evening and at weekends, on a rota basis.

Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

To provide spiritual, religious and pastoral care to patients, relatives, visitors and staff in what can be sensitive, distressing and traumatic situations.

About us

We are one of the largest Hospital Trusts in England, with three acute hospitals and community sites serving a local population of around 700,000.We also provide specialist services for Kent and Medway.

We care about our patients and our people. We are focused on providing outstanding, safe patient care, and a positive working culture that benefits staff and patients alike. With our emphasis on staff training and development, a staff support scheme that's second to none, and a healthy package of benefits, it's easy to put down roots in East Kent Hospitals.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • Empathic, self-aware, team player who is compassionate, friendly and approachable



  • Recognised theological/ philosophical or psychological qualification
  • Authorisation/licence to minister from a member of Churches Together in England or equivalent accountable agency/ organisation
  • An ability to communicate and work with staff, patients and visitors in sensitive, distressing and traumatic situations


  • Good IT skills desirable, however, not essential
  • Previous healthcare experience desirable, however, not essential



  • Must uphold and adhere to the NHS England Chaplaincy Guidelines 2015 & Code of Conduct for Healthcare Chaplains


  • To have an experience of counselling, pastoral and/ or bereavement care
  • To be aware of/ discern various stress levels in Hospital Staff Colleagues

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road



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