Chaplain/Spiritual Care Lead

Job Sector:
Health & Social Care
£29,679-£34,164 per annum pro rata
Employment Type:
Part Time
Hours of Work:
22.5 hours per week - working pattern open to negotiation
Ref No:

Reading, West Berkshire

(Due to the retirement of the present post-holder), we are seeking to appoint a Chaplain/Spiritual Care lead at Sue Ryder – Duchess of Kent Hospice.

As an integral member of the multi-professional team, your key role will be to promote and provide high-quality pastoral, spiritual and religious care to patients, carers, staff and volunteers.

With excellent leadership and inter-personal skills, you will work collaboratively with the Family Support and Bereavement Service and will supervise and manage a small team of chaplaincy volunteers.

There will be opportunities to develop spiritual care services to our Day Hospice in Wokingham and to palliative care patients in the wider community.

You will provide a link between Sue Ryder and faith and community groups in the local area.

You will have considerable pastoral experience and ideally some previous experience of chaplaincy. You will be authorised to ministry by an appropriate religious authority and have a theological qualification. An understanding of world faiths and other belief systems particularly regarding belief and practices around illness, death and dying is essential.

Duchess of Kent is a Sue Ryder hospice, based in Reading. We're here for people aged 18 and over dying from all kinds of conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease. We offer a huge range of support from our three sites, from inpatient care at the 15-bed Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading, Day Hospice and Community Services which help people stay at home longer and offer respite to carers, to Wokingham Day Hospice and Charles Clore Day Hospice in Newbury.

*Competitive Benefits Package* - including 25 days holiday rising to 30 with service (pro rata, if part-time) buy and sell holiday scheme, private pension, staff discount with thousands of retailers, enhanced maternity pay and lots more. Please visit our careers website for the full list

Post subject to DBS