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Relief Chaplain

Job Description

We wish to appoint someone with experience of pastoral care to the post of Relief Chaplain at Milton Keynes University Hospital. You will join an enthusiastic team providing 24/7 Chaplaincy cover in this expanding teaching hospital. Relief Chaplains work alongside the full-time Chaplains to provide pastoral, spiritual and religious care in ways appropriate to individual needs.

Relief Chaplains undertake to be available for a number of 4-hour “watches”, sometimes in the working week, but usually in the evening, overnight or at weekends. When called they attend the hospital if necessary to support patients and families, working alongside representatives of other faith traditions if appropriate.

There is a small payment in return, depending on the number of “watches” covered.

Relief chaplains are normally ordained/accredited ministers of the Church of England or a member denomination of the Free Churches Group of CTE. They are expected to have suitable pastoral experience.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Philip Winn:  ( Phone number removed )  ( Email address removed )

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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