Managing Chaplain-HMP Fosse Way

Leicester | Other

Managing Chaplain - HMP Fosse Way

Leicestershire, LE18 4TN

Salary - £43,000         

Permanent (Full-Time, 40 Hrs)

 

Here at Serco, we are looking for a Managing Chaplain to join the team at HMP Fosse Way. As part of the Senior Management Team, the Managing chaplain provides leadership and facilitates/enables religious and pastoral care to prisoners and staff within the establishment.

As managing Chaplain, the job holder will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing the multi faith chaplaincy team
  • Providing appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith tradition.
  • Ensuring the delivery of the specification "Faith and Pastoral Care", the broader work of Chaplaincy in delivering faith and non-faith based courses and ensuring the Director and Head of Chaplaincy/Profession at Headquarters is provided with assurance that the specification "Faith and Pastoral Care" is being delivered.
  • 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 ensuring input into, and contributing to, safeguarding, allocations, referrals, inductions, and Diversity Race Equality Action Team (DEAT), as appropriate
  • Responsible for ensuring and delivering awareness programmes for prisoners, including bereavement programmes and lifer programmes, as applicable, and local Faith Awareness Training for staff
  • Work closely with Safer Custody to ensure issues such as deaths in custody procedures, Assessment Care in Custody Teamwork (ACCT) and Violence Reduction are delivered in‐line with National Offender Management Services (NOMS) standards
  • 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

 

What you will need to do the role

 

The job holder must meet the HMPPS specified faith eligibility requirements of their faith tradition. Details of some of the HMPPS faith eligibility requirements can be found listed below. Will have proven experience and skills in pastoral care and pastoral leadership, including crisis events. Must be suitably qualified and have a formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study and be experienced such that the job holder will have received formal endorsements (where relevant) from the faith community to which they belong.

Must have working knowledge of other faiths represented within a prison to enable them to work in a multi faith environment. Faith Eligibility Requirements:

Anglican

Be an ordained member of the Anglican Communion (or of churches part of the Porvoo and Meissen Agreements). Will normally need to have been in Holy Orders for a minimum of three years. Have formal endorsement in the form of the Licence of the Diocesan Bishop*.

OR

Be a licensed Reader, [Religious sister or brother, Church Army officer or other appropriately qualified or licensed minister in the Anglican tradition*] subject to agreement from Anglican Bishop to Prisons.

Have formal endorsement in the form of the licence of the Diocesan Bishop

(* Evidence required before appointment)

Free Church

Be an accredited ordained minister of a Free Church denomination, which is a member of Churches Together in England and Wales.

Formal endorsement from the candidate's own denomination through the NOMS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g. Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents etc will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination.

Ordained Free Church Chaplains will have completed some period of postordination consolidation (normally at least 2 years post ordination/ training). They will have shown to the National Leadership of their denomination that they can effectively practice and fulfil the skills and competencies required of a Faith leader.

Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study and Professional Recognition by Denomination generally representing at least 3 years of study, normally to Degree standard.

OR

Need to have received training to a recognised academic competence in Theology, Biblical Studies, and Pastoral Care. Required to be an Accredited Minister of their denomination.

Formal endorsement from the candidate's own denomination through the HMPPS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g., Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination.

Free Church Chaplains (nonOrdained / Deacons) are trained Faith practitioners in their own communities. They have demonstrated consistently to a range of people (academic / pastoral / practical) that they have effective communication and relational skills in order to have achieved this level of accreditation.

Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study generally representing at least three years of Part Time study, normally to Diploma standard.

Roman Catholic

Be an ordained priest of the Roman Catholic Church. Formal endorsement in the form of recognition from the appropriate Diocesan Bishop or Religious Superior, and formal agreement to work in specific Dioceses by the local Diocesan Bishop (evidence required before appointment). Have relevant practical experience in the delivery of worship, group work and pastoral care.

OR

Be an ordained Permanent deacon, Religious brother or sister or a suitably qualified lay person of the Roman Catholic church.

Formal endorsement in the form of recognition from the appropriate Diocesan Bishop or Religious Superior* (evidence required before appointment).

Orthodox

Be an ordained priest or bishop of the Orthodox Church in Communion with the See of Constantinople.

Will normally need to have been in Holy Orders for a minimum of three years.

Have formal endorsement in the form of the certificate of Ordination of a Bishop, Metropolitan or Patriarch. *(Evidence required before appointment or approval from the Advisor to MOJ subject to agreement from Orthodox Advisor to MOJ/ Orthodox Bishop's Pastoral Committee).

Be an Ordained Deacon, Subdeacon, Reader or monastic or be qualified by the Bishops for this ministry.

Have formal endorsement in the form of the certificate of Ordination or qualification from a Bishop, Metropolitan or Patriarch. *(Evidence required before appointment or approval from the Advisor to MOJ, subject to agreement from Orthodox Advisor to MOJ/ Orthodox Bishop's Pastoral Committee.)

Hindu

Be a committed and practising Hindu Display a competent understanding of Hindu teaching and practice Have demonstrable knowledge of Hindu philosophy and rituals Have endorsement from the Prison Service Hindu Faith Adviser* (Evidence required before appointment)

Muslim

Have an indepth knowledge of Islam (preferably hold a recognised qualification in Islamic Studies at graduate level) Have practical relevant experience Demonstrate at least three years of excellent Imam skills (relevant practical experience in delivery of worship, group work and pastoral care) Formal endorsement by the candidate's faith community - through the Prison Service Muslim Adviser at Chaplaincy HQ* (Evidence required before appointment)

Sikh

Keep the Sikh Symbols Display a competent understanding of Sikh teaching and practice and be able to read

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17/02/2023 01:44:00
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