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  • Pastoral Care Assistant (Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care)

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    St Barnabas House provides specialist palliative care to adults in the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas through a range of services, including in-patient care, day hospice and community care. 

    Pastoral Care Assistant (Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
    20 hours per week
    £11,653 - £12,314 pa
    (depending on experience) (£21,850 - £23,090 FTE per annum)
    St Barnabas House

    We are looking for a theologically and pastorally competent person, who is grounded in their own faith tradition and theologically inclusive, to assist in the provision of spiritual and emotional support to patients who are under the care of the hospice, together with their families and carers.

    This role will include: 

    • Assessing the spiritual, psychological and religious needs of patients, their family members and carers, planning interventions accordingly 
    • Providing spiritual and pastoral support and advice to patients, their family members and carers 
    • Providing religious services within the hospice 
    • Participating in and, where appropriate, taking responsibility for events linked to the hospice’s provision of bereavement support 
    • The provision of emergency chaplaincy cover to Chestnut Tree House

    Closing date: 27th June 2018

    Interview Date: 3rd July (am) and 5th July (am)

    An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role.
    The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.

    Benefits include: 

    • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme 
    • Up to 35 days’ (FTE) annual leave inclusive of bank holidays 
    • Free parking 
    • On-site education support 
    • Free clinical indemnity insurance cover 
    • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan 
    • Corporate Rate Gym Membership 

    Please visit www.stbh.org.uk/jobs for an application form and job description.

    Please complete the application form in as much detail as possible as we use this form to shortlist candidates. We do not require any other documents at this stage but we will ask for evidence of your right to work in the UK at interview and evidence of all qualifications you identify in your application form.

  • Director of Music /Organist for St Peter's Church Henfield

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    The United Benefice of St Peter’s Henfield with St Giles’ Shermanbury and St Peter’s Woodmancote

    “Learning living and sharing God’s Love”

    DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND ORGANIST for ST PETER’S CHURCH HENFIELD AND DIRECTOR OF ST PETER’S CofE SCHOOL CHOIR

    The parish church of St Peter’s is situated in the vibrant West Sussex village of Henfield. We are seeking an enthusiastic and gifted musician who will make a significant contribution to our worshipping life. The musical life of the parish includes a Sung Eucharist 3 Sundays a month, a Non – Eucharistic Family Service on the first Sunday of each month, the usual Festivals, and Choral Evensong, which rotates around the churches of the benefice on the 5th Sunday. There are plans for an extra evening service each month. In addition, there are a good number of weddings and funerals (13 weddings and 22 funerals during 2017) in church.

    As part of our commitment to our Church of England Primary School, our ideal candidate will take a lead in establishing a children’s after-school choir club and be available to play for up to 2 weekly school services during the academic year.

    The PCC is keen for the choral tradition to be re-established at St Peter’s church. The successful candidate will, therefore, have the skill and commitment required to develop the opportunities that the partnership between church and school brings to the recruitment of a new children’s and adult choir to sing at our 10am service each Sunday.

    Music is an important part of our life together as a church and a school, and the successful candidate will be someone who can embrace both traditional and contemporary musical styles. They will be an experienced choir director who can recruit, develop, and encourage singers of all ages. They will develop the musical life of both church and church school and be excited by the opportunities that this post brings. The PCC anticipates that this role requires a commitment of up to 10 hours a week during term time (not including occasional offices) which will be reviewed annually. Salary based on RSCM guidelines, will be up to £7,000 per annum depending on experience, plus fees. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

    For an informal discussion, for further details or to apply please contact

    The Revd Paul Doick | 01273 492017 | p.doick@btinternet.com

  • YMCA Crawley - volunteer chaplains

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

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    Could you make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people (16-25) in Crawley?

    At YMCA Crawley, part of the YMCA DownsLink group, we are currently looking for volunteer chaplains to help run an informal weekly chaplaincy evening, centred on a meal, to support the residents of Crawley Foyer. This project houses 45 young people at any one time, aged 16-25, most of whom stay around 2 years. These young people are usually homeless – i.e. they cannot live at home or do not have a home for a variety of reasons. Our work is challenging but Crawley Foyer is a place where young people can get support and encouragement to turn their lives around.

    Could you be a volunteer chaplain and add real value to the work that we do? As a volunteer chaplain, you will come alongside the young people to listen and support. We are looking for people of faith who are kind, good listeners, non-judgemental, with a sense of humour and a love of young people. You will be part of a small team, and have some training and support. Our chaplaincy service has been established at other centres for a number of years and has been deeply valued by staff and young people. We are now creating a new team of chaplains for the Crawley Foyer.

    Chaplaincy will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6.00-8.00pm, based around a meal. We would ask for a commitment of one evening every 2-3 weeks.

    Interested? Please contact Sue Anson (YMCA Chaplain for North Sussex) for more details, on: 07557855779 or sue.anson@ymcadlg.org

  • Full Time Worship Pastor

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When: 11 July 2018

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  • Children's and Youth Worker for the Parish of St Andrews

    Type: Youth and children's workers By: Diocese of Chichester When:

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