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Chaplain (Christian) MILTON KEYNES, Buckinghamshire £29,637.74

Chaplain (Christian)

Location: MILTON KEYNES, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £29,637.74 |
Posted: 19 May 2022 |
Closes: 16 Jun 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11820

Role Responsibility:

Chaplain (Christian)

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services

Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AJ

Salary £29,637.44 per annum

Permanent, Full Time, 40 hours per week

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

At Oakhill Secure Training Centre we look after young people aged 12 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. The vulnerable young people in our care can be challenging with a wide range of social and emotional complex needs. This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for young people to develop their life skills and address the behaviours that have led them into custody.

Oakhill Secure Training Centre works closely with the Youth Custody Services to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending.

Job Outline:

To be responsible for the religious welfare and spiritual needs of the children - of all faiths, whilst promoting the safeguarding of children’s welfare.

In addition, the pastoral oversight of the Centre and its staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Visit all areas of the Centre on a frequent basis to offer support and be accessible to all children, and staff.
  • Provide children with worship and teaching opportunities in the Christian faith, and meet contractual faith obligations of the organisation, in line with current Ofsted requirements and best practice.
  • Help organise and facilitate a comprehensive and engaging programme of religious activities in the establishment, in line with contractual requirements, to meet the spiritual and faith needs of the children.
  • Maintain and develop a multi-faith chaplaincy provision, representing mainstream religious groups, to meet the needs of children from all faiths or none, who are in the Centre at the time.
  • Maintain community and faith links so that the support provided within the Centre is current, in line with best practice and caters for all faiths.
  • Manage the efficient control of the departmental budget so that cost effective and timely services are provided.
  • Respond to contingency planning in order to provide support where necessary.
  • Deliver relevant training and support to staff, as required, to enhance understanding of different faiths.
  • Liaise with other disciplines and departments, sharing information and providing support and advice to colleagues to enable effective management.
  • Work closely with Chaplaincy colleagues, employed, or voluntary.
  • Work with the Equalities and Diversity lead to monitor and improve outcomes across departments.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills:

  • Experience of organising and leading religious services and other events.
  • To have the necessary recognition from lead faith authorities.
  • Self-motivating, organised and able to work alone.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable and challenging children.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Competency in using and understanding technology

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of project/ work planning, monitoring and reviewing
  • Underpinning knowledge of a multi-faith approach.
  • Experience of working in a people-facing role.
  • Managing conflict
  • Experience of offering bereavement support.
  • Live in the MIlton Keynes geographical area, and/or be a car driver.


At G4S, we invest heavily in our people.  If you join us you will have a job specific induction programme to equip you with the skills and knowledge for the job. As well as ongoing support and development opportunities we offer generous holiday entitlement, company pension, an onsite gym, free onsite parking and the chance to do an extraordinary job – every day.

For more information on Oakhill Secure Training Centre 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.

Safeguarding children and young people is our primary focus and the welfare of the child is paramount. Therefore we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and our G4S values are at the centre of all we do.​

To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years.   You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process.

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