Religious Visitor-Gatwick IRC

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Religious Visitor (weekend cover) 

Gatwick Immigration Removal Centre 

Part time, 8 hours a week 

Salary (£32,203.80), pro rata to FTE 


This contract is for our (United Kingdom & Europe) immigration business with the UK (United Kingdom) Home Office Immigration Enforcement department to manage the Gatwick Immigration Removal Centres (IRC).  


Under the Gatwick IRC (Immigration Removal Centre) contract, we manage and operate both the Brook House and Tinsley House IRC (Immigration Removal Centre), as well as providing Pre-Departure Accommodation services. 


Here at Serco, we are looking for a Religious Visitor to join our Chaplaincy Team at Gatwick Immigration Removal Centre. The post holder will work across both are sites on a Part time basis. This is essential a weekend cover role. It is essential that they can work independently and in a team.  


They must as part of a vibrant Chaplaincy team, contribute, in such a way, as to provide a person-centred care approach, promoting a sense of hope and direction to residents and staff.  


Some of the key duties involved in this role are listed below: 


To provide pastoral care and seek to ensure spiritual welfare of residents and staff. 


To provide faith advice within the establishment and be responsible for supporting the establishment in ensuring faith groups observe their religious holy days and festivals. 


To acquire and distribute appropriate religious literature, supplies, and materials. 

To facilitate faith specific services. 


To attend and provide meaningful input into chaplaincy specific meetings and forums. 


To work closely with Security and Safer Custody to ensure issues such as Suicide and Self-Harm and Violence Reduction are delivered in line with the DSO's. 


To contribute to multi-disciplinary meetings including but not limited to Safer Custody, Security and Wing forum. 


To ensure that chaplaincy facilities and equipment are maintained to the required standard. 


What you need to do the job: 


This is an opportunity for a Religious Visitor who has the appropriate experience in the delivery of religious services of own faith, ideally in a custodial environment.  

The successful candidate must be Innovative and forward thinking. 

They should also have a proven high-level of professionalism and competence in religious service delivery to bring to the role. 

They will of course need to demonstrate that they have proven experience and skills in pastoral and spiritual leadership.  

Similarly, they must have a working knowledge of other faiths represented within the centre to enable them to work in a multi faith environment. 


The successful postholder must meet the specified minimum faith eligibility requirement of their faith tradition. 



Why Serco 


Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.,


A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You will be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways. 


Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You will have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.  



 What we offer 


  • Holiday allowance will be 224 hours pro rata to FTE (Full Time Equivalent) along with Bank holiday allowance.  

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme 

  • Serco Benefits package including discounts and offers. 

  • An autonomous and supportive culture 

  • Working in a tight knit, friendly team environment   




About Serco

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.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 



Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, 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 and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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