Offerd Salary:£27,055 - £32,934
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Christian Chaplain Band 5

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Band 5




Part time - 22.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£27,055 - £32,934

Salary period



24/01/2023 23:59
Job overview

University Hospital Southampton is looking to recruit a Part time Christian chaplain to join the Spiritual Care team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a multi-faith team that provides spiritual, emotional and religious care to patients, their relatives and friends, and staff at UHS.

About the team

You will be joining a well-established, friendly, and supportive team. You will be an excellent team player, committed to teamwork with an ability to work on your own initiatives. You will receive ongoing training and supervision.

Main duties of the job WHAT YOU'LL DO

You will deliver appropriate spiritual, pastoral, and religious care to those of any faith and none in a manner consistent with their culture, background, and values. The spiritual care service runs 7 days a week with additional on call hours.


Applicants should be ordained or be able to demonstrate equivalent vocational training and faith accreditation. The successful candidate will have an interest and good understanding of developments in contemporary spirituality. The successful applicant should be pastorally open to the spiritual and emotional needs of people from diverse backgrounds and faith denominations.

The successful candidate will have to work independently so some previous pastoral experience is desired. We are looking for someone who understands the complexities of working within a team and will enjoy the challenges of chaplaincy in an acute hospital setting. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in a specialist role whilst developing professionally.

Working for our organisation WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As a Trust, we support flexible working where the needs of the service allow, and you'll have an opportunity to discuss this at the interview.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

For more information about our Trust

Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

- Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

Getting to work - our travel promise

Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

Our commitment to equality

Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 284.5KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 221.3KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Mohammed Sirajul Islam

    Job title

    Spiritual Care Service Manager

    Email address

    [email protected]

    Telephone number

    023 8120 8517

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