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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2021.

Job Reference: 251-CORP840-RF

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke
£24,907 - £30,615 pa

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides services through its three hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester. We provide all general hospital services for planned and emergency care as well as specialist services.

We are looking for an Assistant Chaplain who is enthusiastic and highly motivated to join our Chaplaincy Team. You will be involved in the provision of spiritual, religious and pastoral care for our patients, relatives and staff of all faiths and none. You should work well as part of a team as well as on your own initiative, whilst remaining accountable to others.

You will have the opportunity to work across the Trust on all 3 sites and departments, thereby gaining experience in all aspects of chaplaincy care.

You will be required to work weekends and there is an on-call commitment, generally to provide end of life religious care. Supervision will be provided. We are looking for a candidate who has experience of working within the Trust as a Bank Chaplain and is able to visit all patients regardless of their Covid19 status. For further information, please see the job description and person specification.

This is a full-time position, but part time job shares will be considered.

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Previous applications need not apply


For further details / informal visits contact:

Lead chaplain, Revd Debbie Howard. Email: / 01256314901

Our commitment to you:

We are committed to equality and diversity in both the provision of our services and how we recruit and manage our staff. Applications are encouraged from everyone with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

The paperwork:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted at least 5 working days before the scheduled interview date. After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system (Trac). All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from As all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.
  • All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post.
  • In compliance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, all applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed as part of the selection process.

  • Note to vacancy advertisers: Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust operates a strict process regarding the advertising of vacancies, details of which may only be reproduced with the written permission of the person authorised by the Trust to place the advert. Any orders obtained via unsolicited routes (including individuals not so authorised) will not be paid and the circumstances will be reported to our counter fraud specialist.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Please kindly note: If you have applied for this role within our Trust in the last 3 months and have not been successful your new application may not be considered.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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