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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/11/2020.

Trust Chaplain

Job Reference: 418-COR6777-GR

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bedford & Luton, Bedford & Luton
£31,365 - £37,890 pa

It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Bedford Hospital have merged to form the Bedfordshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a person-centred Christian Minister to join the existing chaplaincy team as a Trust Chaplain across the two sites.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, caring, and reliable team player with demonstrable, extensive chaplaincy experience, and educated to university degree level. You will be fully accredited and authorized and in current good standing with the Churches Together in England member church. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with other colleagues in this ecumenical and multi-faith and belief team under the direction of the Head Chaplaincy.

You will be part of a friendly, collaborative, supportive team of chaplains and chaplaincy volunteers who have a heart for providing high quality pastoral, spiritual, and religious care to patients, visitors, and staff of all faiths and beliefs, including those who do not consider themselves as religious. Alongside the Head of Chaplaincy you will provide mentoring, support, and supervision to our chaplaincy volunteers, as well as contributing to the development and delivery of education and training programs relating to pastoral, spiritual, and religious care across the Trust. You will have specialist knowledge of other faiths and cultures to work generically when necessary as well as experience of working with multi-discipline teams for palliative/end of life care and the Bereavement Team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Revd Varkey Eappen, Head of Chaplaincy / 01582718484

Note: Previous applicant need not apply .

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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