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Kernowflex (Bank) Chaplain

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
Kernowflex (Bank) Chaplain

This is an opportunity to join the chaplaincy team at the Royal Cornwall Hospital via Kernowflex, the in-house bank.

The chaplain will have an open approach within an ecumenical team of ordained and lay women and men. The chaplain will work collaboratively to provide a flexible, responsive service of spiritual, pastoral, and religious care to patients, visitors, and staff, whatever their beliefs, culture, or lifestyle.

Main duties of the job

Conducting relevant religious/non-religious rites of passage as required.

Having the emotional strength to cope with challenging pastoral situations.

Offering staff support as a vital component of chaplaincy, both on an individual basis and to teams/groups.

Collaborating in an interdisciplinary health setting with other healthcare professionals to provide an available, accessible service based on choice.

Cooperating and working with medical, nursing and management staff

Liaising with leaders of local faith communities, fostering and maintaining effective links

Organising and participating in acts of worship/study days, etc, when required.

Promoting and modelling good working practices and relationships

Being available to offer pastoral care to staff individually or in groups as requested by the Lead Chaplain

About us

In return for your support and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:
  • Competitive rates of pay with increments (where applicable)
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • Unsocial hours enhancements (where applicable)
  • A flexible working pattern to suit you
  • Paid annual leave quarterly pro rate of working time directives
  • Weekly pay
  • A comprehensive induction and ongoing mandatory training

Plus, when you go home, you can relax in the most amazing countryside and coastal environments - work-life balance here in Cornwall is unrivalled.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

This is a zero hours bank post.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will contribute to the working of the Trust by
  • understanding and being committed to the strategic aims of the Trust.
  • developing knowledge of the NHS in general and RCHT in particular
  • attending any relevant committees and working groups at the request of the Lead Chaplain
  • following Trust policies and procedures
  • being able to communicate verbally and in writing, with all levels of staff within the Trust.
  • undertaking mandatory training
  • attending and participating in appropriate Trust activities
  • taking responsibility for the health and safety of self and others as appropriate
  • raising the profile of the Trust and Chaplaincy in the community as requested by engaging with local organisations such as faith and belief groups.

Other Responsibilities:
  • to take part in regular performance appraisal
  • to undertake any training required to maintain competency, including mandatory training, e.g. Manual Handling
  • to contribute to and work within a safe working environment
  • the post holder is expected to comply with Trust Infection Control Policies and always conduct him/herself in such a manner as to minimise the risk of healthcare-associated infection.
  • as an employee/bank worker of the Trust, it is a contractual duty that you abide by any relevant code of professional conduct and/or practice applicable to you. A breach of this requirement may result in action being taken against you (following the Trusts disciplinary policy) up to and including dismissal

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work check

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Person Specification



  • Formal Theological Qualification or equivalent to degree level


  • Post Graduate Certificate or Equivalent

Experience & Knowledge


  • Able to lead services or rites of passage in differing situations


  • Ability to work collaboratively across faith and belief boundaries

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital



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