Religious Visitor / Religious Imam Gatwick, West Sussex £13.10
Religious Visitor / Religious ImamLocation: Gatwick, West Sussex | Salary: £13.10 | Posted: 20 Jan 2020 | Closes: 17 Feb 2020 | Job Type: Permanent & Part-time | Business Unit: UK Central Government Services | Region / Division: UK & Ireland | Reference: 8511
Religious Visitor / Religious Imam
Gatwick Immigration Centres, Perimeter Road South, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, RH6 0PQ
Salary : £13.10 per hour
Part-time (10 hours per week)
As the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in over 120 countries and more than 625,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company. We’re bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, cutting-edge projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for a Religious Imam to join our team at Gatwick IRCs.
As the largest private provider of Immigration Services for the UK Border Agency (UKBA), G4S is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for people being detained due to their immigration status. Our Contract locations are situated near Gatwick Airport and can accommodate just under 600 male/female detainees with an ever changing population.
As part of our continuing development, we’re now looking for confident and approachable team players who are committed to providing a high quality service for the people in our care.
The successful candidate will be required to work in a multi-faith Chaplaincy team, providing pastoral and spiritual support to detainees and staff.
- Provide a secure, safe effective residential environment for detainees to ensure that their human rights
- To lead Friday Prayers and provide Islamic Instruction primarily for detainees within the Gatwick IRCs
- To help promote the Islamic faith within the establishment, working closely with other members of the Chaplaincy team, the Diversity team and operational staff to ensure that the spiritual and pastoral needs of the Muslim detainees are met
- To carry out some generic duties within the establishment, in particular visiting detainees in the Care and Separation Unit, those on ACDTs, and detainees on rule 40 and 42 (removed from general association)
The Ideal Candidate:
The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of Islam, preferably holding a recognised qualification in Islamic studies at degree level or equivalent, excellent communication skills and substantial experience of organising and leading Islamic worship and teaching
Experience of working in a custodial environment is desirable but not essential as training will be given.
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. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large global organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement and uniform.
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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