Chaplain - Ordained or Lay Liverpool, Liverpool £32,515.00

Chaplain - Ordained or Lay

Location: Liverpool, Liverpool |
Salary: £32,515.00 |
Posted: 26 Aug 2020 |
Closes: 23 Sep 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 9089

Role Responsibility:

Chaplain - Ordained or Lay

HMP Altcourse, Liverpool

£32,515.00 per annum

Full-time (40 hours per week)


HMP Altcourse is seeking to appoint a full time (40 Hours) Ordained or Lay Anglican Chaplain to work as part of their multi-faith team in this large and complex male prison.

The successful candidate will be involved in providing Faith and Pastoral Care services for all who live and work in HMP Altcourse.

They will be expected to take a lead on faith issues relating to the needs of those from the Anglican tradition and will be involved in leading Anglican services alongside a Free Church Chaplain.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain and develop strong links with the faith community in order to facilitate good resettlement outcomes for prisoners upon their release.

The job holder will provide for the religious care of prisoners and staff in the Anglican faith tradition including sacramental provision as appropriate and pastoral care for all as required, irrespective of faith or tradition.

The job holder will work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of Prison Service Specifications as required and also the broader work of chaplaincy in delivering faith and non-faith based courses. Will contribute to the process by which the Director and Head of Chaplaincy/ Profession at HQ are assured that the relevant specifications are being delivered.

The job holder will engage with, and build contacts with their own faith community towards aiding the resettlement of offenders.

This is a non-operational job with no line management responsibilities


Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • As part of a multi faith chaplaincy team you will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
  • 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
  • Carry out statutory duties as required by local prison policy
  • Contribute towards the development of local policies, procedures and practice
  • Provide mentoring and personal support for other chaplains and volunteers.
  • 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/staff 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
  • Proactive in forging links with their local faith communities and other agencies, as relevant, and consider ways in which these communities/agencies may become involved in mentoring prisoners on release.
  • Participate in Assurance and Compliance processes as required
  • Undertake all relevant administration including Regime Monitoring and be competent with necessary computer skills including use of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Take responsibility for your own spiritual health and development, allowing time for private prayer, study and retreat
  • Provide appropriate support to the establishment in the absence of the Managing Chaplain.
  • Actively support the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) process
  • Attend relevant boards/ meetings and actively contribute either as chair or team member.
  • The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

  • Be an ordained or lay member of the Anglican Communion (or of churches part of the Porvoo and Meissen Agreements) Have a formal endorsement in the form of the Licence of the Diocesan Bishop* (Evidence required before appointment).
  • Will normally need to have been in Holy Orders for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Have formal endorsement in the form of the License of the Diocesan Bishop (Evidence required before appointment)
  • Education in a Biblical or Theological Discipline to NVQ level 4 or equivalent.


All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post.


All candidates are subject to 6 months’ probation.


All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which the Prison Service consider to be racist.


All pre-appointment checks and security clearances must be in place before a Chaplain can commence work.


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Custodial and Detention Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 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 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

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