Anglican Chaplain at Plymouth University

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Plymouth
Permanent
£17,239 - £26,640 (FTE) dependent on experience
1 Applications

An exciting opportunity exists to provide Anglican Chaplaincy at the Plymouth University which is at the heart of Britain’s Ocean City. Plymouth has a huge amount to offer, including an unrivalled lifestyle with its amazing green spaces, stunning waterfront and close proximity to some of the best beaches and landscapes in the UK, as well as all the advantages of a vibrant urban culture of a big city.

The Anglican Chaplain's main responsibilities include;

  • To encourage and bear witness to the Christian faith within the University community.
  • To be available to provide pastoral support to all students and staff regardless of faith or lack of faith.
    To be available to give religious advice within the University when required, particularly concerning the Church of England.
  • To represent the Chaplaincy and the University as appropriate within Anglican structures (e.g. Deanery chapter).

The Anglican chaplain is a member of the chaplaincy team, accountable to the University through the Multi-Faith Pastoral and Spiritual Care Co-ordinator. The Anglican chaplain is employed and appointed by the Diocese of Exeter to become part of the Chaplaincy team of the University as an associate member of staff of Plymouth University.

To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact us by email bishop.of.plymouth@exeter.anglican.org or by phone: 01752 500059

Closing date for applications: 19 September 2019

Shortlisted candidates notified: 23 September 2019

Interviews: 3 October 2019

If you would like to find out more about the Diocese of Exeter please visit our website: http://exeter.anglican.org/

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The responsibilities of the Anglican Chaplain include:

  • To encourage and bear witness to the Christian faith within the University community.
  • To be available to provide pastoral support to all students and staff regardless of faith or lack of faith.
  • To be available to give religious advice within the University when required, particularly concerning the Church of England.
  • To represent the Chaplaincy and the University as appropriate within Anglican structures (e.g. Deanery chapter).

We are looking for someone with the following experience;

  • Experience at incumbent level orof working as a Christian Faith adviser in a secular environment.
  • Experience in providing pastoral support to young people or mentoring young people.
  • Proven organisational skills, using initiative to plan and prioritiseworkload and work without supervision, responding flexibly to local circumstances.
  • Experience as a trainer or facilitator in either a Church or community context.
  • Experience of managing people and resources.

The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. We are a family of Christians, worshipping God in many different settings and groups. We are led by the Bishop of Exeter, and governed by Diocesan Synod which is made up of representatives from across the Diocese.

The central office is the Old Deanery, Exeter, where there is a team of around 60 Diocesan staff whose work is arranged to focus on a number of the goals of the Diocesan vision and strategy, Grow in Prayer, Make new Disciples and Serve the People of Devon with Joy. These staff work in the following teams: Education, Mission and Ministry, Church and Society, Communications, Property and Church Buildings, Finance, Safeguarding, Vocations, Synod Office, Archdeacons Secretaries, Counselling and Pastoral Care Service and our exciting new Growing the Rural Church Project.