Director of Chaplaincy

Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust, Nottingham, NG2 1RT

15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2022

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Trust Executive Band E2 (£62,787 - £72,209)

Director of Chaplaincy job summary

Director of Chaplaincy
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Lincoln & Lincolnshire

Salary: Trust Executive Band E2 (£62,787 - £72,209)
Contract type: Full time
Contract term: Permanent
Closing date: Monday, 6 June 2022 (9.00 am)
Interviews: Monday, 20 June 2022
Job starts: 1 September 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

This role has been set at Director level within the senior executive team to reflect the centrality of the person and teachings of Jesus Christ within our organisation. We are looking for someone with exceptional creativity and flair, who can take chaplaincy provision, which is already highly developed, to the next level. Our aim is for chaplaincy within our Trust to be recognised nationally as a beacon of best practice and we are particularly keen to hear from colleagues with experience of working at provincial and/or national levels.

Working alongside the Board of Directors, the CEO, the central team and our Headteachers, the Director of Chaplaincy will provide inspirational strategic direction and leadership to ensure that every young person, member of staff and volunteer within our Trust can encounter Christ, know his love for them, be inspired by his life and teachings and share their love for Christ with others.

To be successful in this role you will:
• Be a person of strong faith who witnesses Jesus Christ in every aspect of their personal and professional life and who will exemplify the values and ethos of the Trust in all areas of their work.
• Have a clear, articulate and comprehensive philosophy for Catholic Education and will bring great creativity, energy and expertise to engaging with our parishes and families.
• Have a proven track record of outstanding leadership in school chaplaincy, a Multi-Academy Trust or wider, relevant, diocesan role
• Be an excellent communicator, who can inspire others to be the best they can.
• Have a strong theological background and the ability to inspire children and adults.
• Have highly developed skills to lead organisational change and develop effective partnership working, especially with schools and parishes.
• Will lead a strong and growing team of two Lead Lay Chaplains and 8 Lay Chaplains.

We see all roles in the Trust as opportunities to lead and to learn. This role will be an ideal opportunity for a highly talented and ambitious leader to develop their skills and understanding across all areas of a large Multi-Academy Trust. The successful candidate would be offered a level of support appropriate for their skills and experience, including an effective induction programme (carried out in collaboration with the Diocese of Nottingham) and access to outstanding CPD opportunities via the CMAT’s CPD hub, which supports the development of all colleagues across the Trust.

This is a reserved post which means that applicants must be practising Catholics.

Please consult the document produced by the Diocese of Nottingham ‘Catholic Schools and the Definition of a Practising Catholic’ for further information.

For an informal and confidential conversation about the post with James McGeachie, CEO, please contact Karen Rich:

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About Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust

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Multi-academy trust
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The Trust, established 1 September 2018, is a Catholic organisation of 21 schools – 4 secondary and 17 primary –aiming to provide a first-class Catholic education for all our students, who come from across Nottinghamshire and the city of Nottingham. Consequently, we set everything we do within Christian values and look to follow the example of Jesus Christ in all our work.

Our Trust has been identified by the DfE as high performing and is in the process of expansion, as we will be welcoming 15 Catholic schools from Lincolnshire into our Trust family from 1 September 2022. We will then become a CMAT of 36 schools (6 secondary and 30 primary) with over 14,000 pupils and almost 2,000 staff.

The Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks are required for successful applicants.

Our Trust strives to be a supportive, inclusive, caring, and positive community where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We are committed to cultivating an equitable working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect and where every individual can fulfil their potential.

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and welcome applications from people with a disability or long-term health condition.

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