Lay Chaplain - Cardinal Griffin Catholic College

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Cardinal Way, Stafford Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 4AW
Salary: £24,507 – £28,735 (The post holder will be employed as an unqualified teacher, salary range
16 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Cardinal Griffin Catholic College

Lay Chaplain required to start 9 November 2020

Salary: £24,507 – £28,735

(The post holder will be employed as an unqualified teacher, salary range UQ4 – UQ6)

Mrs Janet Mellor (Chair of Governors) and Mr Michael Burrowes (Headteacher) on behalf of the Governors of Cardinal Griffin Catholic College invite applications for the post of Lay Chaplain. 

The College is a Diocesan school within the Archdiocese of Birmingham and an Associate Jesuit School.  It is conveniently situated adjacent to Cannock Chase (AONB), motorway networks throughout the West Midlands and has good rail connections into Birmingham City Centre (c. 35 minutes).  There is a wide range of competitively priced housing. Staff in the College are welcoming and pupils are well-behaved.  

This is an exciting role, working alongside the College Chaplain and a team of staff and pupils who make up the Chaplaincy team to support the Catholic life of the College. The Lay Chaplain is the day-to-day religious lead within the College responsible to the Headteacher and Governors. The role involves organising liturgical events and the religious aspects of the College day, leading visits and pilgrimages and, providing spiritual and pastoral support for pupils and staff. 

Candidates must be practising Catholics and references will be sought from current Parish Priests.

The role is likely to suit a well-organised and emotionally intelligent person with:

  • A complete understanding of the need to work within the regulatory framework of the education sector, including safeguarding;  
  • A good knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Faith;
  • A sympathy with Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education;
  • The ability to plan and deliver high quality events, liturgies and visits, to a deadline;
  • Emotional maturity, personal integrity, approachability and trustworthiness; 
  • Pastoral sensitivity and discretion, along with the ability to provide pastoral support to all staff and pupils impartially, irrespective of their role within the College;
  • A positive, can-do, generous approach to people, situations and problems;
  • The ability to relate to both adults and children while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries;
  • The ability to initiate and develop creative ways of working within the current restrictions relating to Covid19;
  • A servant leadership mindset and a willingness to contribute to the wider educational work of the College.  

Previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous, but it not essential.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Headteacher, Michael Burrowes, for an informal discussion about the role prior to submitting an application.

Closing date for applications Monday 28 September 2020.

Interviews will take place during the week beginning 5 October 2020.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from the College.

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