Team Chaplain

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 16 June 2024

Job summary

At Blackpool Teaching Hospitals our Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Team has an established reputation for high quality care, innovation, and considerable influence and engagement throughout the trust.

We work collaboratively with staff to meet patient spiritual needs and help with staff well-being. We contribute to a Trust wide training program and have established working with many teams throughout the Trust. In 2020 we won the Non-Clinical Team of the Year Award and in 2023 we opened a new Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Centre.

We are a busy department within an Acute Trust, in 2023-24 we had 564 emergency calls to attend, 314 (56%) of which were out of hours, this is the highest number of urgent call outs we have had in a 12-month period. We have also led on 50 contracted funerals for the hospital. Alongside this we have delivered an education program and several remembrance events.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our established team at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. You will be working in a diverse setting, and will be required to respond to the spiritual, religious, cultural and pastoral needs of our patients, visitors, volunteers, and staff.

The vacancy is open to applicants looking for either whole time or part time hours.

The successful candidate will be participating in a shared on-call service with the other Chaplains.

Main duties of the job

A key member of the Chaplaincy Team Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, working to ensure that the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of patients, visitors and staff are met effectively, within a framework of client choice, appropriate to their cultural and religious expression, to the highest standard of care, and within available resources.

The post holder will assist in deputising for the Chaplaincy Team Leader as required. In addition, and subject to these amendments, the main duties and responsibilities are documented on the following pages.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents -it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Date posted

23 May 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

382-COR35-24

Job locations

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool

FY38NR


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description attached to this vacancy for the full details

Please note, this vacancy will close earlier than the advertised date, should enough applications be received.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description attached to this vacancy for the full details

Please note, this vacancy will close earlier than the advertised date, should enough applications be received.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Years of Experience
  • Working within a Team context
  • Good standing with Faith Community

Desirable

  • Qualifications / ordination with Faith Commuity
  • Education to a Degree level or equivalent
  • Lively well informed faith

Personal Experience

Essential

  • Examples of Chaplaincy working
  • Examples of working with complex pastoral needs
  • Examples of working within an End of Life context

Desirable

  • Excellent Pastoral and Communication Skills
  • Examples of leading public worship
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Requirements of post

Essential

  • Working in a Multi-professional Team
  • Ability to manage a complex workload
  • Ability to handle pressure

Desirable

  • Ethical knowledge
  • Ability to cope with suffering
  • Ability to reflect on your own work
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Years of Experience
  • Working within a Team context
  • Good standing with Faith Community

Desirable

  • Qualifications / ordination with Faith Commuity
  • Education to a Degree level or equivalent
  • Lively well informed faith

Personal Experience

Essential

  • Examples of Chaplaincy working
  • Examples of working with complex pastoral needs
  • Examples of working within an End of Life context

Desirable

  • Excellent Pastoral and Communication Skills
  • Examples of leading public worship
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Requirements of post

Essential

  • Working in a Multi-professional Team
  • Ability to manage a complex workload
  • Ability to handle pressure

Desirable

  • Ethical knowledge
  • Ability to cope with suffering
  • Ability to reflect on your own work

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

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

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool

FY38NR


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool

FY38NR


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Lead Chaplain

Ian Baxter

i.baxter@nhs.net

07827886223

Date posted

23 May 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

382-COR35-24

Job locations

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool

FY38NR


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