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Chaplain (Anglican)

Job Reference: 197-HF8666

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London
£30,401-£37,267 pa + HCA (pro rata for part time)

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust provides hospital and community services for more than 666,000 people across south east London. We put patients at the heart of everything we do, which is reflected in the positive feedback we receive. We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, with high levels of job satisfaction and excellent transport links serving our two hospitals – University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich.

We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Hospitals Trust is committed to providing high quality care to all. We value the expertise and skills of our healthcare chaplains. If you want to offer care in this creative and challenging environment, then we have a part-time (three day) post available.

You should have the ability and character to reflect the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust values and a socially inclusive approach in everything you do, working with people whose beliefs and lifestyle may be radically different from your own.

You will be in good standing with the Church of England or other Anglican Church. You will have up-to-date knowledge and experience of providing pastoral, spiritual and religious care and its application to an acute setting, and be able to raise awareness of Spiritual Care by collaborative working both inside and outside the Trust and through education and training. Some of this experience will have been gained within an acute hospital or hospice environment.

You will be a committed team member and be keen to contribute to the development of an effective Chaplaincy department and also be capable of engaging patients with spiritual, pastoral and religious needs from both within and beyond your own faith tradition in a culturally diverse community. You will be committed to the wider role of Chaplaincy in a large Trust with inpatient and community contexts.

The successful candidate will enjoy collegial working within a cross-site multi-faith team which is committed to high standards of professional care.

You will be available to be included in the chaplaincy on-call and weekend work rota which covers both Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth hospitals and to live within a reasonable distance to the hospitals in order to meet the on-call requirements.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and successful health check.

An Equalities Impact Analysis has been completed for this post.


Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Thursday 30th January 2020.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Revd Kevin Parkes

Job Title: Head of Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care

T: 020 8333 3299


Please note that the as part of the application process, you may need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

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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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