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Managing Chaplain BRIDGEND £39,538.78

Managing Chaplain

Location: BRIDGEND |
Salary: £39,538.78 |
Posted: 21 Jun 2022 |
Closes: 5 Jul 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 12010

Role Responsibility:

Managing Chaplain

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services

HMP Parc, Bridgend, CF35 6AP

Salary £39,538.78 per annum

Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)

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


Within Care and Rehabilitation Services, 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 and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. HMP & YOI Parc accommodates 1038 convicted male adult prisoners and remand/ convicted young offenders and young people in a secure but modern environment.


We now have an opportunity for a Managing Chaplain to join our team at HMP Parc to provide leadership and facilitates/enables religious and pastoral care to prisoners and staff within the establishment.


The job holder will be responsible for leading and managing the multi faith chaplaincy team and will provide for the religious and pastoral care of prisoners and staff in their own faith tradition, and appropriate pastoral care for all, irrespective of faith tradition.


The job holder will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the specification “Faith and Pastoral Care”, the broader work of Chaplaincy and delivering faith and non faith based courses, and ensuring the Director and the Chaplain General and Head of Faith Services at HM Prison and Probation Service headquarters are provided with assurance that the specification “Faith and Pastoral Care”, as set out in the Prison Service Instruction 05/2016 Faith and Pastoral Care for Prisoners, is being delivered.


Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Responsible for leading and managing the multi faith chaplaincy team ensuring chaplains are available and accessible to prisoners
  • Ensure chaplains are receiving training and development opportunities
  • Provide pastoral care and seek to ensure spiritual welfare of prisoners and staff
  • Responsible for arranging and leading worship for our faith community
  • Provide expert faith advice within the establishment and be responsible for supporting the establishment in ensuring faith/belief groups observe their religious holy days and festivals
  • Acquire and distribute appropriate religious literature, supplies and materials.
  • Responsible for leading on developing relationships with various support and volunteer groups
  • Responsible for the contact strategy with outside faith/belief based agencies to help with the resettlement of prisoners
  • Responsible for planning and leading workshops and prayer/faith specific meetings
  • Responsible for ensuring input into, and contributing to safeguarding, referrals, inductions and equalities team as appropriate
  • Responsible for ensuring and delivering awareness programmes for prisoners, including bereavement programmes, as applicable, and faith/belief awareness training for staff
  • Work closely with the Safer Custody team to ensure issues such as death in custody procedures, Assessment Care in Custody Teamwork (ACCT) and Violence Reduction are delivered in line with HMPPS standards
  • Responsible for ensuring and contributing to supporting prisoners in dealing with bereavement by liaising with families/prisoners and other third parties; eg hospitals, Coroners’ offices
  • Plan, organise hospital visits, weddings, funerals, memorial services where appropriate
  • Responsible for ensuring and contributing to the delivery of daily statutory duties which include interviewing all new prisoners, visiting prisoners in the Safer Custody Unit, those in Care and Separation Unit (Phoenix Unit) and those on the Young Persons’ Unit, responding to prisoner applications and being available prior to discharge
  • Responsible for ensuring the involvement of the Chaplaincy team in resettlement issues as appropriate, and engage and build contacts with own faith community towards aiding the resettlement of prisoners
  • Responsible for the use of the chaplaincy facilities and maintenance of the equipment used
  • Ensure appropriate training for chaplaincy volunteers; nurture volunteers in their contribution
  • Act as the Official Prison Visitor Liaison Officer
  • Ensure effective administration of chaplaincy, including prisoner lists for events, records updated etc
  • Provide mentoring and personal support for other chaplains and volunteers, including following incidents
  • Take responsibility for your own spiritual health and development, allowing time for private prayer, study and retreat


Undertake other management tasks including:


  • Accountable for the performance of the Chaplaincy team and the staff within it.  Manage the achievements of qualitative and quantitative standards including Service Delivery indicators within the function, verifying and signing off documentation as appropriate. Analyse and act upon data which is relevant to Chaplaincy.
  • Ensure that all staff within the Chaplaincy team contribute to providing decent conditions for prisoners and a safe working environment for staff
  • Promote G4S policy in all activities and behaviours; eg promote diversity, decency, safety and reducing re-offending agendas
  • Will have the skills to apply all Human Resources related policies and practices and be able to carry out all aspects of people management such as attendance management, disciplinary investigations, performance managers and staff annual reviews
  • Responsible for ensuring prisoners’ complaints relevant to the Chaplaincy team have been dealt with in accordance to policy
  • Produce relevant reports as required and ensure all correspondence is replied to within agreed timescales
  • Oversee the compilation and achievement of any performance improvement programmes, reporting on progress regularly as appropriate
  • Ensure that Chaplaincy produces and analyses audit and establishment performance management information identifying variances and areas requiring improvements
  • Responsible for leading the development of local policy, procedures and practice and the implementation of national policy in relation to the chaplaincy service and lead activities. Ensures that current Chaplaincy provision is in line with policy, both national and local
  • Attend relevant meetings and actively contribute either as chair or team member
  • Responsible for ensuring work areas and associated activities comply with health and safety legislation.  Ensure all risk assessments are undertaken and staff are made aware of their personal responsibility towards health and safety compliance.
  • Carries out investigations and administration in relation to incidents of potential discrimination and report on findings
  • Responsible for ensuring relevant actions from Quality, Assurance and Development (QuAD) visits, Standard Audit, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons Action Plans, Managing Quality of Prison Life surveys, including local self audit action plans and resettlement strategies are delivered


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.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills / Qualifications / Accreditation / Registration

  • The job holder must meet the HMPPS specified faith/belief eligibility requirements of their faith/belief tradition. Details of the HMPPS faith/belief eligibility requirements can be found listed below.
  • Will have proven experience and skills in pastoral care and pastoral leadership, including crisis events.


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


HMP Parc encourages applications from Welsh speakers.


For more information on HMP Parc, 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 CaRS 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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