Christ’s College is a co-educational Church of England and Ecumenical partners school for pupils aged 11-18 years in the Diocese of Guildford. We are seeking to recruit a gifted person to lead this effective chaplaincy in the next stage of its development. Whilst maintaining its Christian roots, the Chaplaincy is fully inclusive of people from all faiths and none, encouraging an open, honest and friendly dialogue, where all views are respected in a spirit of generous hospitality and mutual learning.
We are looking for someone who will be central to the whole community at Christ’s College. We have a strong Christian foundation, which we are committed to. The Chaplain is regarded as an important member of the school community and is expected to have an interest in every aspect of the school’s life.
The Chaplain is a key pastoral figure in the school in promoting Christian values and leading the spiritual development of students and staff in line with the Christ’s College ethos. The Chaplain forms part of the pastoral team and works alongside it to provide the best care possible for our young people.
The Chaplain has a major role in the pastoral care of all our students irrespective of their individual faith. It is the Chaplain’s task to bear witness to the reality of God’s love not only by what is said in and outside of the chapel, but by the way he or she acts, in showing a profound interest and concern for the young people in our care. We are looking for someone who clearly enjoys being with young people, who evidently listens to them, and who can quickly gain their confidence and trust. Among the various members of the staff students might choose to seek out to discuss problems and issues, within the appropriate constraints of child protection policy, students must feel sure that their Chaplain can keep a confidence, and is a giver of sound advice and wisdom.
This is a full-time term-time only position, 36 hours a week (Monday to Friday), 39 weeks a year. This post is offered at F1-F6 £25,638-£30,043 per annum pro-rated .
At Christ's College there is a strong emphasis on sustaining and raising achievement and there is a genuine commitment to professional development.
Our values are:
These values make Christ’s College a positive and inclusive community in which all students feel safe, valued and part of the family. Our college aims to serve our community by providing a fully inclusive education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. At Christ’s College we believe a great values driven education has the power to transform futures. If you are looking for an exciting place to work with dedicated staff, positive learners and supportive parents then join us.
Advantages of working at Christ’s College:
- There is a real sense of belonging, camaraderie and mutual respect amongst the whole community
- The parents and governors are very supportive of the College and appreciative of the work we are doing
- The children want to do their best and will work hard as they respect their teachers’ knowledge and commitment
- The staff are dedicated, skilful and hard-working
- There are good opportunities for internal promotion in a growing school which has a tradition of acknowledging and rewarding hard work
- There are excellent opportunities for external promotion
- As a relatively small school which offers a full suite of extra-curricular activities, it is easy to be involved in a wide range of enrichment activities in Sport, Performing Arts and elsewhere.
Please note that CVs will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Christ's College is a school within The Good Shepherd Trust. The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our employment practices reflect this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this position.
Candidates will be assessed as their application is received, therefore early application is recommended and we may interview before the closing date if sufficient strong applicants apply.