7 days week
Full time, 40 Hours, 8:30am-5:00pm (Sunday- Thursday)
£32.907.94 per annum, plus £6200 (London Weighting)
HMP Thameside is a privately run prison estate located in Southeast London. The prison is a remand establishment operated by Serco Ltd.
We have an opening for an Anglican Chaplain to join our vibrant chaplaincy team on a full-time basis.
The purpose of this role is to establish and maintain HMP Thameside as a model of excellence for religious, spiritual and pastoral services for the prisoners within our care. The role focuses on offering emotional and spiritual support to both staff and prisoners to effectively meet their personal and social needs. A key aspect of the position is to provide positive interventions that meet the needs of the population.
The post holder will be required to carry out some of the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
Any other duties as may reasonably be required.
What you need to do the job
This is an opportunity for an individual who has appropriate and proven experience within their own faith and have at least 3 years' experience at delivering the services and activities of that faith within a custodial environment. They must have a flexibly approach to working.
They should also be comfortable and conversant to working collaboratively in a multi-faith chaplaincy.
Chaplains are required to meet the faith/belief eligibility requirements for their chosen faith/belief as outlined within the Group Profile.
The successful candidate must have the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.
Evidence required before appointment- Reader, Religious Brother/Sister, Church Army Evangelist required.
They must be a Reader (as set out in Canon E4 of The Canons of the Church of England or direct equivalent in other Anglican provinces).
Be a Religious sister or brother, Church Army Evangelist or other appropriately qualified or licensed minister in the Anglican tradition, subject to agreement from the Anglican Bishop to HM Prisons.
Have formal endorsement in the form of the licence of the Diocesan Bishop (Evidence required before appointment).
Additionally, they must all must have:
A place you can make an impact: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.
A place you can count on: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.
A Place for you : We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.
What we offer
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.
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We see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates. We're a proud holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard and we actively encourage applications from females, those with disabilities or from an ethnic minority background.