49 days remaining to apply

  • Earliest start date

    16 September 2024

  • Latest start date

    31 October 2024

  • Closing date

    6 September 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 July 2024

Job details

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Religious education

Working pattern

Full time: Term Time Only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,777 - £32,076 + £689 FTE (£25,496 - £27,419 pro rata)

Pay scale

H7 19 - 23 (Plus Fringe)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Trust Chaplaincy Lead - H7 - Term Time Only - Full Time (37 hours per week)

To deliver the very best possible Catholic education now and for generations to come.

This new post is crucial to our delivery of that mission. At the heart of great Catholic education you should always find Christ. Whilst the responsibility for that imperative sits with all leaders, employees, directors, governors and members of our community, the role of Trust Chaplaincy Lead will obviously have a very special contribution to make to our mission.

The Trust Chaplaincy Lead, through his/her work and witness, will contribute to the spiritual and pastoral care of all members of the school community. He/she will have a central role in implementing the vision statement and work with the Headteachers in leading and developing the Catholic life of the school. He/she will nurture the faith formation and liturgical life of the school community. The Chaplain may also work to enhance the Religious Education curriculum where appropriate.

The Chaplaincy Trust Lead is a hybrid post.The post holder will be expected to support the delivery of Mission and Chaplaincy as set out below.They will spend half their week as Chaplain and Chaplaincy Lead at St. Mary’s, and the other half of the week will be spent working across the remaining Trust schools.

It is essential that this post enriches and enhances beyond the school’s core capacity and is at no time seen as a replacement to that provision. The Directors of the Trust will seek to understand the ways in which this post has:

  • Provided additional opportunities for prayer and liturgy for pupils and staff.
  • Provided additional opportunities to live out the Mission of each school and the Trust as an expression of Catholic life and Catholic Social Teaching.
  • Established the Trust as a place where Mission is lived.

The core purpose of the Trust Chaplaincy lead as witness:

  • Help people to recognise God’s love for them and their need of God
  • Inspire through example
  • Encourage staff and pupils to live the faith by being involved in projects (such as the St Francis of Assisi Award)
  • Assist young people and staff in the effective planning, preparation and execution of the liturgy so that each celebration is a catechetical moment as well as a time of personal encounter with Jesus Christ.

What the school offers its staff

If you are ready for the next challenge in your career and can see yourself joining our Catholic family as our Trust Chaplaincy Lead, then we would welcome your application.

Commitment to safeguarding

St. Mary’s is committed to keeping children safe and upholding their safeguarding responsibility.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Miss Deirdre McHugh, Interim Headteacher

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@stfrancistrust.net

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About St Mary's Catholic School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1153 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01279 654901

St. Mary’s has a strong tradition of providing an authentic education which aims to deliver excellence for every member of our Catholic community. Our three core values of 'Love, Respect, Flourish' permeate through all aspects of our work.

Our school is built upon an ambitious mission for each and every young person:

To fulfil academic potential
To be fully developed in the personal, social and spiritual areas of life
To achieve excellence in every area of life
To be underpinned by Gospel Values, enabling each person to value individuals and contribute positively to society.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@stfrancistrust.net.

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