Hospital Chaplain

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Information:

This job is now closed

Job summary

The successful An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Christian chaplain to work within a Multi-faith team providing support to local mental health inpatient medium secure forensic service.

Main duties of the job

Candidate will be expected to perform the following duties whilst not an exhaustive list:

  • Supporting patients, families and carers in the hospital environment
  • Supporting staff and volunteers working within the hospital environment
  • Attending weekly multidisciplinary meetings contribute to the delivery of holistic care
  • Supporting The Trust Chaplaincy Manager and Trust Lead Chaplain in developing the chaplaincy service within Arnold Lodge.
  • Playing a lead role in developing the provision of relevant, non-judgemental spiritual care provided by all clinical staff to patients and relatives of all faiths and those who do not belong to a faith community.
  • Acting as a specialist resource for the Hospital in relation to religious, theological, ethical and bereavement issues.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NottsHealthcare

Date posted

14 October 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

186-1750-22-FS

Job locations

Arnold Lodge

Cordelia Close

Leicester

LE5 0LE


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Chaplaincy team prides its self to committing to working together as a Multi-Faith team. Our work is underpinned by the Trusts values of TRUST HONESTY, RESPECT, COMPASSION & TEAMWORK.

What do we offer?

The Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Team works across all areas of the Trust.

  • We will support you in ensuring you have the essential training at Trust induction and any specific training needs identified.
  • You will have regular Managerial and Clinical Supervision.
  • Space to undertake VBRP (values based reflective practice ) once a month with other chaplains
  • Have regular team meetings
  • Working as part of a Multidisciplinary Team
  • Ensuring that you have a good work life balance

Work Practice

  • To provide and coordinate high quality spiritual and pastoral care to patients and staff, whether of a particular faith, or none.
  • To provide pastoral support to patients of different Christian denominations.
  • To provide staff with one-to-one support, team support, training, and wellbeing activities and events.
  • To assess pastoral, spiritual and religious needs of new patients.
  • To coordinate access to the wider Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care team, according to the religious and spiritual needs of patients
  • Provision bereavement support for patients and staff.
  • To plan and deliver ecumenical worship as required.
  • To ensure Chaplaincy standards are met.
  • Regular visitation of Wards, Day Centres, Activity Areas and Workshops.
  • To advise and support Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) in supporting the religious, spiritual and pastoral care needs of patients
  • To attend Care Planning, Clinical Team and EDI meetings as appropriate as part of the MDT
  • To assist in the provision of ongoing training in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care for staff
  • Supporting Staff in professional and personal matters.
  • To participate in provision of discussion groups on matters of faith, ethics, Recovery, philosophy, culture and religion.
  • To attend core Chaplaincy Team meetings and multi-faith chaplaincy team meetings and events.
  • To participate in the building of links between the chaplaincy and faith communities outside the hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Chaplaincy team prides its self to committing to working together as a Multi-Faith team. Our work is underpinned by the Trusts values of TRUST HONESTY, RESPECT, COMPASSION & TEAMWORK.

What do we offer?

The Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Team works across all areas of the Trust.

  • We will support you in ensuring you have the essential training at Trust induction and any specific training needs identified.
  • You will have regular Managerial and Clinical Supervision.
  • Space to undertake VBRP (values based reflective practice ) once a month with other chaplains
  • Have regular team meetings
  • Working as part of a Multidisciplinary Team
  • Ensuring that you have a good work life balance

Work Practice

  • To provide and coordinate high quality spiritual and pastoral care to patients and staff, whether of a particular faith, or none.
  • To provide pastoral support to patients of different Christian denominations.
  • To provide staff with one-to-one support, team support, training, and wellbeing activities and events.
  • To assess pastoral, spiritual and religious needs of new patients.
  • To coordinate access to the wider Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care team, according to the religious and spiritual needs of patients
  • Provision bereavement support for patients and staff.
  • To plan and deliver ecumenical worship as required.
  • To ensure Chaplaincy standards are met.
  • Regular visitation of Wards, Day Centres, Activity Areas and Workshops.
  • To advise and support Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) in supporting the religious, spiritual and pastoral care needs of patients
  • To attend Care Planning, Clinical Team and EDI meetings as appropriate as part of the MDT
  • To assist in the provision of ongoing training in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care for staff
  • Supporting Staff in professional and personal matters.
  • To participate in provision of discussion groups on matters of faith, ethics, Recovery, philosophy, culture and religion.
  • To attend core Chaplaincy Team meetings and multi-faith chaplaincy team meetings and events.
  • To participate in the building of links between the chaplaincy and faith communities outside the hospital.

Person Specification

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional

Essential

  • Eligible for authorisation by appropriate church authority in the Christian tradition
  • Previous experience in a pastoral role
  • Experience of working in a team

Desirable

  • Theology Degree
  • Experience of work with other faiths, cultures and communities
  • Membership of recognised Chaplaincy professional body
  • Experience of working in a team

Training

Essential

  • To undertake relevant essential training and engage in the management of violence and agression

Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Working knowledge of mental illness and personality disorder
  • Knowledge of a range of faiths, religions and non-religious pastoral care

Desirable

  • An understanding of forensic settings
  • Experience of healthcare Chaplaincy

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to plan and evidence own workload
  • Ability to work in a multi-faith/non-religious spiritual care team
  • Understanding and working with professional boundaries
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative in conjunction with wider team
  • Ability and willingness to offer spiritual and pastoral care beyond own denominational and faith boundaries
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex issues
Person Specification

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional

Essential

  • Eligible for authorisation by appropriate church authority in the Christian tradition
  • Previous experience in a pastoral role
  • Experience of working in a team

Desirable

  • Theology Degree
  • Experience of work with other faiths, cultures and communities
  • Membership of recognised Chaplaincy professional body
  • Experience of working in a team

Training

Essential

  • To undertake relevant essential training and engage in the management of violence and agression

Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Working knowledge of mental illness and personality disorder
  • Knowledge of a range of faiths, religions and non-religious pastoral care

Desirable

  • An understanding of forensic settings
  • Experience of healthcare Chaplaincy

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to plan and evidence own workload
  • Ability to work in a multi-faith/non-religious spiritual care team
  • Understanding and working with professional boundaries
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative in conjunction with wider team
  • Ability and willingness to offer spiritual and pastoral care beyond own denominational and faith boundaries
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex issues

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Arnold Lodge

Cordelia Close

Leicester

LE5 0LE


Employer's website

https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Arnold Lodge

Cordelia Close

Leicester

LE5 0LE


Employer's website

https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Trust Lead Chaplain

Kevin Shaw

kevin.shaw@nottshc.nhs.uk

01777247253

Date posted

14 October 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

186-1750-22-FS

Job locations

Arnold Lodge

Cordelia Close

Leicester

LE5 0LE


Supporting documents

Privacy notice

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's privacy notice (opens in a new tab)