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  • Volunteer Chaplains needed in Horsham

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Could you make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people at Horsham Y Centre (YMCA)?

    At YMCA Horsham, part of YMCA DownsLink group, we are looking for volunteer chaplains to help run an informal weekly chaplaincy evening to support the residents of Horsham Y Centre. This project houses 50 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 Horsham Y Centre 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 we do? 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 would work in a small team and have some training and support, including an experienced Volunteer Chaplaincy Coordinator, Judi Cox. Our chaplaincy service has been established at Horsham Y Centre for 4 years and is deeply valued by staff and young people.

    Chaplaincy takes place on Thursdays evenings from 9.30-11pm. We would ask for a commitment of one evening every 2-3 weeks. There is more information here

    Interested? Contact Judi Cox, Volunteer Chaplaincy Coordinator (Horsham) on judi@youthworker.plus.com or Lucy McGrath, Lead Chaplain or lucy.mcgrath@ymcadlg.org

  • ORGANIST/CHOIRMASTER NEEDED

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When: 31 August 2017
    ORGANIST/CHOIRMASTER NEEDED St George's West Grinstead seeks a committed churchman/churchwoman to play 3/4 Sundays per month at our 1100 BCP services and at major festivals. We have the oldest surviving Forster and Andrews organ, a GP England chamber organ, SATB robed choir and extensive choir library. We are also launching a scholarship scheme for young organists. Remuneration RSCM + and fees. Please contact Neil Jacobsen (churchwarden) on 01403 711763 or jacobsennm@gmail.com for further details
  • Vacancies within the Spiritual Care Team @ St Michael’s Hospice

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When: 30 April 2017

    Vacancies within the Spiritual Care Team 37.5 hours per week £27,550.92 to £29,476.01 per annum DOE

    The Chaplaincy Team at St Michael’s Hospice welcomes everyone of all faiths and of none – and encourages people to express their spirituality or practice their religion in their own way.

    We are very proud of our heritage and stunning 100 year old chapel and we remain committed to championing the diversity of the community we serve, and wish to continue promoting our multi-faith work. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual with a passion for pastoral and spiritual care.

    As the Spiritual Care Lead you should be of degree calibre with previous experience in pastoral care within a healthcare/community setting and a multi-disciplinary team. You will offer an informed ethical, theological, existential and pastoral resource in a multi-cultural and multi-faith context.

    Alternatively we have an opportunity for a Hospice Chaplain. You will be an ordained or accredited minister of religion within a member denomination of Churches together in England or its partner bodies in the UK.

    In either role you will work closely with local faith leaders arranging visits for patients and relatives’ ensuring religious care is available to everyone using the Hospice’s Services.

    We are happy to receive applications from individuals who are interested in either role.

    For an informal discussion, please contact Peter Ellis, Head of Clinical Services, on 01424 445177 For further information and an application pack please visit www.stmichaelshospice.com or email HRadmin@stmichaelshospice.com

    Registered charity number 288462

  • Volunteer Chaplains needed in Brighton

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

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

    We are currently looking for volunteer chaplains to help run an informal weekly chaplaincy evening to support the residents of Lansworth House in Hove.

    This is a supported housing project run by YMCA DownsLink group which houses 18 young people. 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 Lansworth House 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 we do? 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 would work in a small team, and have some training and support. Our chaplaincy service has been established at Lansworth House for 4 months and we are now expanding the team of chaplains. You can find the role description here.

    Chaplaincy takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6.00-8.00pm. We would ask for a commitment of one evening every 2-3 weeks.

    Interested? Contact Lucy McGrath, Lead Chaplain on 01273 222563 or lucy.mcgrath@ymcadlg.org

  • Chaplain (North Sussex Communities)

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When: 27 November 2017

    Chaplain vacancy for YMCA Downslink Group  (North Sussex Communities) Based in Horsham, with regular travel across Mid and North Sussex

    Permanent Contract £24,720 per annum (pro rata) 22.5 hours per week

    We are looking for someone to join us as a chaplain working across North and Mid-Sussex. This is an exciting opportunity to expand and develop our current local chaplaincy support services that work across our housing projects and alongside our paid staff teams providing young people with informal support and where appropriate spiritual input. The chaplain will also provide some support for our staff in recognition of the challenging work that they are doing. In addition, the role will also focus on developing positive relationships with local Christian & faith communities that enable those communities to support and participate with the work of the YMCA.

    The post holder will also be responsible for coordinating prayer support and other forms of Christian devotion where appropriate. The role will work closely with the Head of Communities for North Sussex and the Lead Chaplain.

    As part of a genuine occupational requirement, the post holder will be required to demonstrate an active Christian faith. We are however not an evangelising organisation and our mission is inclusive; the chaplain will work as part of a staff team that have a wide range of personal beliefs.

    Some formal theological training or background would be advantageous, but not essential. Key for the organisation is to find a person with the right personal characteristics that fit with our culture.

    YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

    Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

    More details are available on the YMCA website - link here

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