Chaplaincy Assistant

Posted 2 weeks ago by Diocese of Manchester

Bolton, Greater Manchester
£20,013 - £21,833/annum

Location: Bolton Secondary schools, with a specific focus on St James’s Church of England High School, Farnworth (4 days a week) and placement parish in Bolton (equivalent of 1 day a week)
Contract Type: 5-year fixed term - to 31st December 2028
Salary: £20,013.80 - £21,833.24 (actual), (pro rata of £23,320 – £25,440 per annum FTE) £18,880.95 - £20,597.40 (actual) (£22,000 - £24,000 per annum (FTE))
Hours: Term Time only + 6 days - 35 hours per week
Benefits: Generous annual leave entitlement,Competitive employer pension contribution.

The Diocese of Manchester has established the Children Changing Places Project, which is currently working with 33 schools and 33 churches in developing discipleship pathways for children and young people in Bolton. As part of an exciting new phase of the project, we are looking to appoint a Chaplaincy Assistant to support the chaplaincy teams within three Bolton CE Secondary schools (within the Bishop Fraser Trust MAT) and to support a local parish in growing their youth ministry.

The Chaplaincy Assistant will support the development of Christian discipleship pathways for young people within school and parish contexts. As part of their role, the Chaplaincy Assistant will work alongside other Chaplaincy Assistants and School Chaplains within the Bishop Fraser Multi Academy Trust to create new opportunities for spiritual growth. The Chaplaincy Assistant will also work as part of the wider Children Changing Places team on a range of youth initiatives including youth gatherings, youth weekends and a Year 6 transition programme.

The Chaplaincy Assistant will have many opportunities for training and development, as well as the creative freedom to launch new initiatives for young people. They will work within a highly motivated and supportive team, who are committed to prayer and to welcoming young people into the life of the church. They will also benefit from working with the wider chaplaincy team within the Bishop Fraser Multi Academy Trust.

The post holder should have some experience of youth work and working or volunteering in a church and/or school context. To succeed, they need to be enthusiastic, relational, self-motivated and able to lead in a range of different contexts. They will be excellent communicators with good interpersonal skills. They will be able to build and maintain effective working partnerships and have a working understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.

You may have experience in the following: Assistant, Clergy Assistant, Faith Community Assistant, Pastoral Care Associate, Religious Support Worker, Spiritual Care Assistant, Church Support Worker, Pastoral Care Coordinator, Chaplaincy Support Worker, Ministry Support Specialist, Assistant to the Pastor, Church Outreach Assistant, Faith Services Assistant, and Religious Program Coordinator.

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