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Chaplaincy

HMP Bristol Chaplain: Anglican Ordained Deacon – 42819
£27,697 - £31,176
Bristol

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Overview of the job

This is a Chaplaincy job in an establishment which provides pastoral and faith specific care to prisoners and staff.

Summary

The job holder will provide for the religious care of prisoners and staff in the Anglican faith tradition and appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith or tradition.

The job holder will work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of the specification “Faith and Pastoral Care”, and also the broader work of chaplaincy in delivering faith and non-faith based courses. Will contribute to the process by which the Governor and Head of Chaplaincy/Profession at HQ are assured that the specification is being delivered.

The job holder will engage with, and build contacts with their own faith community towards aiding the resettlement of offenders.

This is a non-operational job with no line management or supervisory responsibilities.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Act as faith advisor in the establishment providing advice, pastoral care and spiritual welfare to prisoners, staff and their families as requested.
  • Facilitate and deliver opportunities for worship study and religious programmes.
  • Contribute towards the development of local policy, procedures and practice.
  • Provide mentoring and personal support for other chaplains and volunteers including following incidents.
  • Be part of the provision of available and accessible chaplaincy care at all times.
  • Plan and lead worship and prayer/faith specific meetings.
  • Provide pastoral care to prisoners and help to provide support and bring resolution to crisis situations where required.
  • Nurture Chaplaincy volunteers in their contribution.
  • Facilitate services provided by contractors and volunteers.
  • Work collaboratively with other Chaplains and Managing Chaplain on the maintenance and provision of facilities for worship and prayer.
  • Ensure your prison community is aware of relevant religious events and coordinate establishment support for these.
  • Acquire and distribute appropriate religious literature, supplies and materials.
  • Contribute to training programmes and materials for staff and volunteers.
  • Proactive in forging links with their local faith communities and other agencies, as relevant and consider ways in which these communities/ agencies may become involved in mentoring prisoners on release.

Behaviours

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership
  • Working Together

Technical Requirements

  • Be a licensed Reader, [Religious sister or brother, Church Army officer or other appropriately qualified or licensed minister in the Anglican tradition*]

*Subject to agreement from Anglican Bishop to Prisons.

  • Have formal endorsement in the form of the licence of the Diocesan Bishop*

*Evidence required before appointment.

Additional Information

You need to provide documents to prove your Right to Work and Prove your ID.

Once you have got them you will need to bring the documents with you, so we can verify them & you.

So what Documents do you need:

A             Right to Work Acceptable Documents ( one of these )

Current UK Passport

Other current passport proving you have a right to work

Current Biometric Residence permit

A Full Birth Certificate (can be a copy) with a document showing your National insurance no (p60 or P45)

B             Proof of ID

Requires three documents and these must show between them your photo, Date of Birth and Address, any with address must be your current address and the address must match across all the documents

Possible Documents are:

Current Passport

Current UK Driving Licence

Council Tax – must be within a year

P60 or P45 – – must be within a year

Utility bill (not a Mobile bill) – must be within 3 months

Bank Statement – must be within 3 months

Credit Card Statement – must be within 3 months

Marriage Certificate

Birth certificate issued at birth (cannot be a copy issued after your year of birth)

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s, including HMPPS, terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate’s Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.

Benefits

Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment

Pension

-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Work Life Balance

-HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season Ticket Advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare Vouchers

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Training

-HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provide a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles

Eligibility

-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which HMPPS considers to be racist

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.