We’re recruiting for a for a new Chaplain to join the team at St. Peter’s House. The best way to get a feel for the type of place and people we are is to have a look around our website. Through the website you’ll see the innovative work that we are involved with as we have re-imagined chaplaincy for a twenty-first century University Community.
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?’ Our faith like 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.
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 – and now we’re planning for the reopening of St. Peter’s House in September 21 and we’re looking for a person to join our team.
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Salary: £37,000, with a defined contribution pension scheme.
Holidays: 28 days
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours of work: Full Time – 40 hours per week
Normal place of work: St Peters House, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH
There is a probationary period of three months
The Chaplain is to work alongside the existing team with two areas of particular focus:
1 – Developing the ‘deep’ and contextually appropriate model of Christian Community and Discipleship at St. Peters House.
2 – 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.
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.
- Overseeing worship that is contextually appropriate to 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.