School Chaplain

Full-time £20000-£39000 / year

The King's Academy Kidsgrove (ST7 1DP)

Date posted: 29th April 2022
Application ends: 12th May 2022

An amazing opportunity to share Jesus with almost a whole generation of young people in our town.


Proclaim Christ by co-ordinating the worship programme including: o Plan and deliver the school's collective worship programme, including leading on key events in the liturgical calendar. o Network, book and facilitate local clergy and guest speaks to lead acts of collective worship. o Write a scheme of resources for 'Chapter Time' (Bible-based reflections for class worship), to be delivered by teachers in tutor time. Our aim is to create a programme for each year group that supports and cultivates their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as well as embedding a knowledge of Christianity throughout student's time at school. o Develop student-led worship in the school through student-led collective worship and creating a student worship committee. o Train staff to lead collective worship to broaden the collective worship programme. o Establish a Christian Union or other appropriate after-school club. o Run school prayer or mission weeks. o Promote the Christian Ethos by: o Act as the representative of St Thomas' Church in school. o Develop a close relationship with the key staff members in the school to: - Be a critical friend in supporting and challenging leadership to fully embed Christianity in school life, enabling the chaplaincy work to flourish. - Look for opportunities to deepen staff members' understanding of the Christian faith o Preparing a termly report for the Governing Board Committee for RE and Worship. o Raising the visual impact of the school's Christian foundation through the use of reflection spaces and other appropriate visual displays. o Be part of the school's transitional programme with partner schools. o Build links with churches and other Christian organisations. o Pastor in Christ's Name by: o Be available to students, staff, parents and governors in a pastoral capacity. o Nurture, mentor or counsel students as opportunities arise or when referrals are made by the school pastoral team. o Establish breakfast and/or after school clubs to support student welfare. o Develop an accessible timetable during the school week for pastoral support, but also be available in times of crisis. o Be available (time permitting) to help with out-of-school activities such as school trips, residentials and retreats. o Provide relevant input to the RSHE programme where required.

Required skills

- Theological training – equivalent to a minimum level 5 qualification (diploma) - Experience of working with children and young people - Awareness of youth and culture and issues facing young people - Excellent communication and listening skills - Good organisational, administrative and IT skills - An active church commitment to the Church of England or a church which is affiliated to the Council of Churches for Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the Evangelical Alliance. - Good standing with local church and wider community - Passion to share the Christian faith with children, young people and their families - A conviction that teaching the Bible is central to making disciples - Sensitivity to working with young people and staff from all faiths and cultural backgrounds - Self-motivated with the determination to see tasks through to their conclusion - Open and approachable, patient and humble - A positive role model who is reliable and able to keep appropriate confidences - Keen to work in teams, but also to be a leader - Willing to learn and continue ministry development


We would very much welcome an informal conversation with you if you may be interested in this post. Please contact Lisa Boon at The King's on 01782 783281 or email In order to apply, please send or email the completed application form, together with a letter of application to Lisa Boon (details below). Please also provide the contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current employer or college tutor and one from a minister of religion (if not the current employer). Your letter of application should evidence your suitability for the post against the job description and person specification described above. The deadline for applications is 9am on Thursday 12th May 2022 Shortlisted candidates will be contacted shortly after the closing date with interviews taking place the week commencing 16th May 2022. NB. The school reserves the right to close this vacancy early should an overwhelming response be received. Three Spires Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands.