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New Vacancy

1 May 2024 (by Lisa Slight (lslight))

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Chaplain to start in June

Assistant Chaplain (REF: AC24)

Pay Band 5 Depending on Experience

£24,362 - £26,073 FTE (£21,129.35-£22,613.31 Pro-Rata)

Part-Time or Full-Time


Full Time: 37 hours per week, Term Time Only

8am – 4pm (Monday to Thursday (3.30pm Friday)


We would also consider hours of work 9am/9.30am start with a 3pm/3.30pm finish (depending on the candidate).


Start Date: June 2024


We have a vacancy for an Assistant Chaplain.  The Chaplaincy Team, under the leadership of the full-time Chaplain, will work closely with the Headteacher, Senior Management Team and the Religious Education Department to ensure that the:


  • Christian ethos of the school is maintained in all aspects of the School Community.
  • School is a worshipping community through the promotion and use of
  • Liturgical celebrations marking various school occasions.
  • Work of building bridges between home, school and parish is actively maintained.
  • Spiritual needs of the school are met to the best of our ability.


The Chaplaincy Team serves the personal and spiritual needs of the school community and fosters links with Parish communities.  All applicants must be a committed and practising Christian.  Experience in youth work and education is desirable.  This is a term time only position. We will consider applicants on a full-time or part-time basis.


Applications should be returned FAO: Headteacher, St Edmund’s

Catholic School, Arundel Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1RX quoting the reference “AC24” or electronically to recruitment@saintedmunds.org.uk

Please download the application pack from our school website.

In line with Safer Recruitment guidance we DO NOT accept CV’s.

As part of our Safer Recruitment guidance social media profiles will be checked upon appointment.

 As we are unable to offer a sponsorship, we can only accept applications from candidates that already have the right to work in the UK.

If you are interested in applying, please submit an application form and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed prior to this.  The closing date is Friday 17th May 2024.