Anglican Chaplain

Location: Wolverhampton |
Salary: £36,400.44 |
Posted: 30 May 2024 |
Closes: 20 Jun 2024 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 15846

Role Responsibility:

Anglican Chaplain

G4S Care & Rehabilitation Services

HMP Oakwood, Wolverhampton, WV10 7QD

Salary £36,400.44 per annum

Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)

Benefits:  Company Pension, free on-site parking, on-site canteen,  ongoing training and development and access to High Street Shop discounts.


HMP Oakwood is an innovative prison which has been highlighted by HM Inspectorate of Prisons as an “Impressive institution, with a culture of decency and respect. Driven by courageous leadership, excellent peer-led initiatives and outstanding management of learning and skills provisions”.


G4S Care & Rehabilitation services (CaRS) currently manages 4 prisons, one secure training centre and a number of community contracts in England & Wales. Our philosophy is to rehabilitate prisoners and equip them with the tools to re –integrate them back into mainstream society upon release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as much as possible to reflect life outside in the community.


HMP Oakwood is looking to recruit a full time Anglican Chaplain to join our forward thinking multi-faith team of Faith leaders, reporting to the Head of Chaplaincy as we aim to educate and inspire both our staff and prisoners through faith, belief and pastoral care"


To succeed in this role, you will be a dynamic and engaging individual, who shares our ethics and values. You must deliver an exceptional service and can be flexible in working within a fast paced environment.   You will also need to have excellent communication skills.


The successful candidate will be involved in providing Faith and Pastoral Care services for all who live and work in HMP Oakwood, irrespective of faith or tradition. You will be expected to take a lead on Faith issues relating to the needs of those from the Anglican faith tradition and will be involved in facilitating and leading the Christian faith service. You will be expected to maintain and develop strong links with the local faith community in order to facilitate good resettlement outcomes for Prisoners upon their release.


Some of the key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Act as faith advisor in the establishment providing advice, pastoral care and spiritual welfare to prisoners, staff and their families as requested
  • Facilitate and deliver opportunities for worship study and religious programmes
  • Contribute towards the development of local policy, procedures and practice
  • Provide mentoring and personal support for other chaplains and volunteers including following Incidents
  • Be part of the provision of available and accessible chaplaincy care at all times
  • Plan and lead worship and prayer / faith specific meetings
  • Provide pastoral care to prisoners and help to provide support and bring resolution to crisis situations where required
  • Nurture Chaplaincy volunteers in their contribution
  • Facilitate services provided by contractors and volunteers
  • Work collaboratively with other Chaplains on the maintenance and provision of facilities for worship and prayer
  • Ensure your prison community is aware of relevant religious events and coordinate establishment support for these
  • Acquire and distribute appropriate religious literature, supplies and materials
  • Contribute to training programmes and materials for staff and volunteers
  • Be proactive in forging links with the local faith communities and other agencies as relevant and
  • consider ways in which these communities / agencies may become involved in mentoring prisoners on release.
  • Take responsibility for your own spiritual health and development, allowing time for private prayer, study and retreat.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

Anglican Ordained Bishop, Priest, Deacon, Religious Brother/Sister. Have formal endorsement in the form of the Licence of the Diocesan Bishop.

It is key that you are flexible and adaptable to deal with ever-changing scenarios within  the prison. You will be supported by an enthusiastic and committed team at HMP Oakwood.


If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.


For more information about HMP Oakwood please visit


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process.


G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and each employee is expected to support these goals.


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. 


You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 5 years as part of the security screening process for this role.



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