Hours per week: 36.5 hours plus two weeks (negotiable part-time for the right candidate)
Start date: 8 April 2024
Bishop Challoner Catholic College
Telephone number: 0121 444 4161
NOR 1,235 including 245 in Sixth Form
The Governors are seeking to appoint a practising Catholic who is, or has potential to be, a dynamic and inspirational Lay Chaplain.
For the person that is called to serve our school, this role presents a unique opportunity to ensure our joyful and vibrant community of faith continues to flourish. Christ is at the centre of our school and the students, staff and governors are united in living out our Catholic mission. The school is blessed to have the support of a school Chaplain who has a strong background in youth ministry. We have highly experienced and gifted leaders within the school who bear witness to their faith and provide strong, unwavering, support for chaplaincy. We are privileged to be directly linked to St Dunstan’s church which we regularly use for the celebration of Mass and we have excellent links with our local family of Catholic primary schools.
Our Lay Chaplain is crucial in fulfilling our mission statement of giving glory to God by developing our full potential and in our service to others. The successful candidate will play a central role in bearing witness to this mission and maintaining the distinctive Catholic nature of the College.
The successful candidate will:
- be a practising Catholic, as defined by “Catholic Schools and the Definition of a ‘Practising Catholic’” Archdiocese of Birmingham guidance, and a confident witness to the faith and formation of others
- have a sound understanding of the Catholic faith and how to share it with others
- enjoy working with young people and adults
- know how to organise and plan liturgy and events such as the celebration of Mass, student led activities and retreats
Bishop Challoner Catholic College is a highly successful, heavily over-subscribed mixed 11-19 Catholic comprehensive school in the South of Birmingham. We were designated one of the first 100 Teaching Schools in the country and we are also a lead school for the Central Maths Hub, the Central Midland Science Learning Partnership, the Schools Sports Partnership and the Birmingham and Central Midlands Computing Hub. The school has recently been designated as a Microsoft Showcase School in recognition of its excellence in innovation and the effective use of technology. From September 2024 we will be launching our SCITT which will recruit and train the next generation of inspirational teachers. This is a measure of the high achievements of the school and its excellence in training and developing staff.
Bishop Challoner Catholic College provide a clear and structured professional growth model for all staff. Our Performance Management process is characterised by a focus on Professional Growth, using the process to identify and map out a career plan over many years duration, so you can be confident that you are getting the support to develop your career in a way that supports your personal goals.
Bishop Challoner is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It has policies and procedures to ensure that this occurs.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
For an application pack, please visit our website or contact Louise Furlong, Safeguarding and Recruitment Administrator on 0121 444 4161. Please note that we do not accept CV’s and that all applications must be on the CES support application form.
Please email completed applications to Louise Furlong at: email@example.com
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.
Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.
Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.
An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.