Job Title:                     Associate Chaplaincy

Location:                     Surbiton

Contract:                    Permanent, Part time

Hours of Work:           24 hours/week (including some evening work)

Salary:                        £15,000 per annum

Closing Date:            15th July 2019


Organisation Context

YMCA St Paul’s Group (SPG) emerged from the coming together of four separate Associations over an 18-month period. The group is largest YMCA in Europe and one of the largest providers of supported housing in London and beyond providing a safe place to stay for over 1,200 residents each night. As well as accommodation, education and training, the Association is focused on the transformation of communities through its 6+ Health and Wellbeing Centres, including an outdoor swimming pool and a wide range of Children, Youth and Family programmes including nurseries, after school clubs and soft play centres. Through the merger and accompanying new investment we expect the range, reach and impact of our services to grow so that we can better realise our vision.

The vision of the Association is of ‘Places where young people thrive and communities flourish’. Its mission is to be ‘an inclusive Christian Association transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive’.

The Role

The role of the Associate Chaplain is to provide a Christian Chaplaincy service to the residents, members, users, staff and volunteers at YMCA Surbiton and assist in the development of the spiritual life of the Association.

Reporting to the Chaplaincy Strategic Lead, the Associate Chaplain will provide residents, staff, members of the public and visitors at all of our services with opportunities to seek confidential pastoral and spiritual support and to explore the Christian faith and spirituality. The postholder will also assist in recruiting, inducting and training new staff and groups of volunteers.

The ideal candidate will be a practising Christian from a Church in a membership of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, with experience of leadership in a faith setting and working in an ecumenical setting. It is also desirable for the candidate to have experience of leading public services and providing pastoral care.

To Apply:

Completed Application Packs should be directed to our external recruitment/response handler’s HR Initiatives Limited c/o Zoe

Closing date: Midday 15th July 2019

YMCA St Paul’s Group is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo a Standard Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. YMCA St Paul’s Group is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values.

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