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Head of Chaplaincy

Job Reference: 358-3544398-COR

Employer:
University Hospitals of Leicester
Department:
Chaplaincy
Location:
Leicester General Hospital / Glenfield / LRI, Leicester
Salary:
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.


Head of Chaplaincy (Religious / Non-religious)

“We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and friendly Head of Chaplaincy to join our diverse team. We work across the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (one of the largest trusts in the country), as well as the Leicestershire Partnership Trust (with Mental Health and Community Hospital services).

The Head of Chaplaincy is responsible for Strategic Development, Provision and management of a comprehensive Chaplaincy Service with in the Trust seeking to meet the religious and spiritual needs of patients, visitors and staff, those of all faith and none.

Management responsibilities will ensure the quality and effectiveness of the Trust Chaplaincy across all UHL and LPT site and will deliver this through strong leadership and management of the ecumenical and multi-faith Chaplaincy Team and volunteers.

The Head of Chaplaincy will be the principle point of reference for spiritual / religious matters within the organisation and a link faith / spiritual / religious organisations and communities outside of the Trust.

You will have accreditation/licensing with authority to practice as a world religion or belief (including non-religious beliefs) leader/representative and/or pastoral worker. Please be advised that if you are shortlisted we will check your status with your accrediting/licensing body prior to interview, so you must indicate in your application if you do not wish this to happen.

Previous experience working in chaplaincy and/or healthcare is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Debbie McBride

debbie.mcbride@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

0116 258 4212




Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.


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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