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Bank Chaplain - York

Employer
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
York
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
A chaplain is needed to support the work of the Pastoral, Spiritual and Religious Care Team at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This bank position will be based at the York Hospital site.

As an autonomous, qualified practitioner the role is to seek out and respond to the pastoral, spiritual and religious needs of individuals, their carers and staff.

The Pastoral, Spiritual and Religious Care Team, of which the Chaplain will be a member, provides for the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of patients, staff and visitors within the Trust.

The team's aim is to offer support which is sensitive, appropriate to individual need and which upholds our Trust Values and Behaviours.

The role will be for day cover and in addition the chaplain will also be expected to contribute to the out-of-hours Chaplaincy on call rota.

Main duties of the job

You should be educated to honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to Healthcare Chaplaincy, and have a qualification relevant to the role such as Ordination or recognised pastoral worker accreditation in good standing, with the appropriate authorising faith community or belief group.

Substantial, recent pastoral experience in a local faith/belief community setting or equivalent is essential, together with chaplaincy experience within the NHS or within a related acute healthcare setting.

Based at York hospital you will work within the Chaplaincy team across all Trust sites and will receive full support, training and supervision.

About us

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: yhs-tr.recruitment@nhs.net.

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Educated to honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to Healthcare Chaplaincy.
  • Qualification relevant to the role: Ordination or recognised pastoral worker accreditation in good standing with the appropriate authorising faith community or belief group


Desirable

  • Additional counselling or pastoral training qualification
  • Evidence of continuous professional development in subjects relevant to Healthcare Chaplaincy


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial, recent pastoral experience in a local faith/belief community setting or equivalent
  • Authorised to plan and conduct pastorally sensitive ceremonies/ rituals/services as situation demands
  • Ability to perform the key duties and responsibilities in the job description


Desirable

  • Religious skills and competencies relevant to the role and appropriate to one's faith or belief identity
  • Experience of supervising students and volunteers


Pastoral skills and knowledge

Essential

  • Commitment to working in a multi-religion and belief group way with openness to the views and doubts of others and a willingness to pastorally care for people of all faiths and no faith.
  • Experience and skills in pastoral care and in liturgical matters, to meet the full range of spiritual needs identified in this job description
  • Adaptability to change


Desirable

  • Counselling experience
  • Knowledge of the NHS


Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

York Teaching Hospital

Wigginton Road

York

YO31 8HE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

419-2002-24-Bchaplain

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