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Manager of Religious Affairs Wellingborough £38,760

Manager of Religious Affairs

Location: Wellingborough |
Salary: £38,760 |
Posted: 23 Jun 2022 |
Closes: 14 Jul 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 12001

Role Responsibility:



£38,760 per annum, Full Time

Excellent Company benefits including Contributory Pension

This is a great opportunity to be a part of something exciting!

Rarely does an opportunity to make your mark and further your career come up like this.  A brand new contract, large scale employment opportunities; HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough will set a new standard for new build prisons of the future, using forward-thinking design and technology.  The Prison will be the UK’s first purpose-built, new resettlement Prison. Now open, a one of a kind new generation category C new build Prison for the future; HMP Five Wells will be an integral part of the local community.

G4S Care & Rehabilitation Services (CaRS) already successfully manages 4 prisons, one secure training centre and a number of community contracts in England and Wales. The philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe.

We are now looking for a Manager of Religious Affairs with Prison or Custodial experience, to join the Safety Function at HMP Five Wells.  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 and lead a team of Faith Advisors who will motivate, support, nurture and develop all of our residents at HMP Five Wells through Faith.  It’s the ethos of the Faith Centre to lift, guide and empower residents through their Faith to deliver outstanding results.  As a Manager of Religious Affairs, you will inspire your team and have the ability to win hearts and minds. 

Reporting to the Head of Safety, you will manage the provision of Faith and Pastoral Care services for all residents within HMP Five Wells.  You will be expected to take a lead on Faith issues relating to the needs of those from different faith backgrounds and will be involved in leading and participating in religious services.

You will also play a pivotal part of the Enhanced Support Teams.

Some of the key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Organise a comprehensive programme of religious activities in the establishment in line with contractual requirements to meet the spiritual needs of the residents
  • Maintain and develop an ecumenical Chaplaincy team representing mainstream religious groups to meet the needs of the residents from all faiths.
  • To be responsible for providing all residents with worship and teaching opportunities in all faiths
  • Maintain community links with the wider church so the support provided within the establishment is current, in line with best practice and caters for all faiths.
  • Visit all areas of the establishment on a daily basis to offer support and be accessible to all residents


The Ideal Candidate:

It’s 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 Five Wells.

Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S, and Her Majesties Prison and Probation Service 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.

If you would like further details or clarity on this role please contact Leah Bowpitt at


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