Chaplaincy Assistant

Full-time £12932 / year

Dean Close Chaplaincy (GL51 6HE)

Date posted: 18th April 2023
Application ends: 30th June 2023

The Chaplaincy Assistants share life and the gospel with children and young people across the Dean Close Foundation, in a relevant and resonant way.


- Helping to run Bible studies - Organise opportunities/courses for young people to ask questions of Christianity. - Assist the Chaplain in the administration and publicity of the Chapel and CU programmes. - Speak at Chapel, House Assemblies and CU across all schools - Opportunities to speak at the Prep and Pre-Prep Schools - Mentoring and tutoring pupils - Assist with the Confirmation course - Encourage all pupils in their faith. - PE & Games coaching: assisting coaching staff with PE and Hockey / Rugby / Netball sessions and matches and supervision of students at away matches. - Assist the boarding community in the putting on and running of social events for boarders in the evenings and weekends. - To take a full part in the life of a busy boarding school, which includes regular day, evening and weekend duties plus school trips. - Some help with covering lessons during a teacher's absence and supervision of work rooms

Required skills

- Bible handling - Computer literacy - Brokering relationships with children and young people - Sports coaching ability desirable but not essential


- A committed Evangelical Christian with a heart for young people aged 2-18 - A willingness to stand up in front of groups of young people and staff to lead services and speak. (Help will be given in this area from the Chaplain) - Approachable and with a good sense of humour - Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as is the willingness to undertake additional duties and responsibilities that may arise - The ability to work using their own initiative and as a part of a team is essential. - A willingness to be involved in all aspects of boarding school life - Computer literate - An ability to assist in sports coaching, (especially hockey, netball or rugby)