Scottish Prison Service seeks Roman Catholic Chaplain at HMP Perth
5 hours per week - Permanent
£34,440 - £42,941 (Pro rata)
We require an enthusiastic, Ordained Deacon or Religious Sister/Lay Person of good standing within the RC Church with appropriate knowledge and experience in pastoral care and religious practice, to work as part of an ecumenical and multi-faith chaplaincy team within HMP Perth.
The Roman Catholic Prison Chaplain, as part of the chaplaincy team, is responsible for the provision of chaplaincy services to all offenders at HMP Perth in the diocese of Dunkeld. This involves conducting and providing pastoral care and worship within the establishment, including individual and group work concerning prayer, study of holy book and discussion of matters spiritual and ethical. SPS Chaplains also work closely with other providers to ensure the general wellbeing of all in HMP Perth, including staff. Duties will be carried out in co-operation with members of the ecumenical and multi-faith chaplaincy team. All Chaplains are managed by a member of the prison's Senior Management Team.
Please be aware that this is an opportunity to join the Scottish Prison Service only and that any appointment to a parish is at the discretion of the appropriate Bishop. In this case the Bishop of Dunkeld has advised that there are no available parishes or any other positions, within the diocese. Further information on the availability of work should be sought from the Bishop.
Applicants need to contact the Diocese of Dunkeld to receive a letter of recommendation from the Bishop before applying.
All Chaplains are managed by a member of the prison's Senior Management Team.
SPS will not tolerate any form of discrimination. If you cannot promote and demonstrate dignity, respect and equality, please don't apply.
For further information and to apply please visit the Scottish Prison Service Recruitment site www.sps.gov.uk/careers.
Closing date for applications is 21st July 2019.
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