St Peter's House, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH

Chaplaincy to The Manchester Universities. The RNCM & The University Of Law.

Join the team as our new Chaplain!

St Peter’s House is the home of the Christian chaplaincy team for the Manchester Universities, RNCM, the University of Law and UA92, and we constantly challenge ourselves to reflect on the question: ‘What does chaplaincy mean to the people around us, and what should it look like in practice?’ We view faith as a deep well, and when we drop those questions deep the echoes come back to us that this should be a place where curiosity is encouraged, and where unexpected encounters happen that make life a bit more meaningful. That this place should be like a gift – somewhere that brings something unexpected but that speaks a message of love to the person who receives it.

Responding to these answers we’ve created a place of curiosity, encounter and gift. Hopefully, by now you’ll have investigated us online and found out about some of the things we do – over the past few years we’ve developed into a unique space, full of life and enriched a wide range of people and activities. When Covid-19 came along, the building closed and once again we needed to reimagine. We transitioned our programme online, developed a project called The Well – providing food and wellbeing resources for students and the local community.  We reopened St. Peter’s House in September 21 to a radically new landscape and are now looking for a person to join our team.

Salary:                                   £37,000, with a defined contribution pension scheme.

Holidays:                               28 days

Contract Type:                    Permanent

Hours of work:                     Full Time – 40 hours per week

Purpose

The Chaplain is to work alongside the existing team with three areas of particular focus:

1 –  Developing the ‘deep’ and contextually appropriate model of Christian Community and Discipleship at St. Peters House. This means that we see ourselves as participating in the existing work of the Spirit, acting with hope that God as Love is already at work in the world around us and not striving to create contextually non-appropriate responses to this.

2 – Leading our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work, you will champion the voice and visibility of people with protected characteristics and help dismantle any barriers which prevent people engaging with St. Peters House.

3  – Overseeing and developing our programme including our ‘Wholeness’ work, and innovatively incorporating wellbeing practices within our Chaplaincy context.

Accountability & Key Relationships

The post is line managed by the Director of St. Peter’s House Chaplaincy.  The post holder has key working relationships with the Director of Engagement and Development, the SPH Team and the Milk & Honey Cafe Team.

Key Tasks

To contribute actively to the work of the chaplaincy team by:

  • Contributing to the imaginative development of chaplaincy in the University context.
  • Offering pastoral support and guidance to the Staff and Students of the Universities.
  • Developing Christian discipleship and community for the University community of Manchester.
  • Leading our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion work.
  • Overseeing contextually appropriate discipleship within the University community of Manchester.
  • Being part of an offer of a ‘prophetic’ witness within the Universities, encouraging and gently and responsibly challenging them.
  • Overseeing and developing our programme alongside the SPH team.
  • Engaging with Higher Education issues and reflecting theologically on them.

For further details, including how to apply then please see the Application Pack or contact Ben for an informal conversation.

 

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