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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/03/2021.

Job Reference: 425-A-21-48823

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield is an extraordinary place; it is one of three stand-alone specialist Children’s Hospitals in the UK, providing world class care for children on its doorstep and from all over the country.

We are seeking a minister or experienced lay person to join our ‘hands on’ and innovative ecumenical Chaplaincy team. You will offer religious, pastoral and spiritual care to children, families and staff of all faiths and none.

The successful candidate will be required to participate in the range of work undertaken by chaplains including weekend work, bedside interactions and emergency on-call.

Applicants must have the appropriate skills to work in a challenging and often demanding pastoral enviroment. Chaplains from different denominations and traditions work together as a team and share all aspects of chaplaincy duties. Prospective candidates must be at ease working in an ecumenical context. Appropriate theological and pastoral qualifications are essential and denominational licence, accreditation and good standing with faith community or authorising belief group is also required.

Experience of working in a hospital or care environment is desirable.

We’re looking for an organised individual who has proven pastoral experience,
good communication skills, and can work in a sensitive environment.

The post is for 18 hours a week .48 WTE

If you would like to arrange a visit or to talk with the Professional Lead for Chaplaincy please contact Sr. Kathy Green on 0114 2717338


All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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