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Pagan Chaplain (Sessional) Rugby, Warwickshire £17.53 per hour

Pagan Chaplain (Sessional)

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire |
Salary: £17.53 per hour |
Posted: 5 Apr 2024 |
Closes: 19 Apr 2024 |
Job Type: Part Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 15515

Role Responsibility:

Pagan Chaplain (Sessional)

HMP Rye Hill, Rugby CV23 8sz

Salary: £17.53 per hour plus excellent Company benefits including contributory pension

Permanent, Part-Time, 4 hours (sessional) per week


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


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 staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care.  


HMP Rye Hill is a category 'B' training prison situated in the village of Willoughby, near Rugby in Warwickshire, holding approximately 664 sentenced male adults.


We are now looking for a Pagan Chaplain, to join our forward thinking multi-faith team of Faith Advisors, reporting to the Managing Chaplain as we aim to inspire, educate and equip our prisoners and staff 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.


Job holders within this Group Profile will provide religious and pastoral care of prisoners and staff in their own faith tradition and have an understanding/ knowledge of other differing faiths.


Characteristics of this role include to:

  • Act as faith advisor in the establishment providing advice, pastoral care and spiritual welfare to prisoners & staff.
  • Facilitate and deliver opportunities for study and religious programmes once pre week
  • Be part of the provision of available and accessible chaplaincy care at all times
  • Actively support the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) process


Due to the nature of this role the Faith Eligibility Requirement for this Pagan Chaplain role include:

  • Proven membership of an eligible grove/coven/group.
  • Referenced or evidence based training within the Pagan community.
  • Theologically competent in the Pagan tradition.
  • Formal endorsement from the HMPPS Pagan Federation Faith Advisor confirming eligibility and suitability.


The Ideal Candidate:

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 Rye Hill.

Equality and Diversity is an important part of 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.


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 the company, and HMPPS 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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