17 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 February 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£27,852-£31,099 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic faith leader with a passion for working with children and young people helping them to explore and engage with their faith.

You will work with a lively inclusive family of schools serving the Loughborough area. De Lisle College (Secondary) and it’s 6 local primary schools, Sacred Heart, St Mary's, St Winefride's in Shepshed, St Clare's in Coalville, Holy Cross in Whitwick and St Francis in Melton Mowbray are part of the Loughborough Deanery. As one of two Hub Lay Chaplains, you will work together to provide engaging, prayerful, and thought provoking experiences for the young people of our schools and support the staff in school to be able to do the same. You will work in partnership with your fellow Hub Chaplain, the Trust Lead Lay Chaplain and school leaders to co-ordinate and deliver effective chaplaincy provision across the seven schools

You will support the Catholic Life and Mission, and the Collective Worship provision of each of the school communities. You will work with and be supported by the Lead Lay Chaplain of the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust in fulfilling the Trust’s vision for lay chaplaincy provision.

This is a reserved post which means that applicants must be a practising Catholic with strong faith commitment. Please consult the document produced by the Diocese of Nottingham ‘Catholic Schools and the Definition of a Practicing Catholic’ for further information.

You will need to have the ability to travel between different locations so your own vehicle is essential

For an informal discussion about the role and schools please contact St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust directly and Tom Shannon attshannon@aquinas-cmat.org

How to apply

To apply for this role please visit the Trust vacancies pagewww.aquinas-cmat.org/vacancies/and submit your application no later than the closing date stated.

What the school offers its staff

Why work for the St Thomas Aquinas Multi Academy Trust?

  • Genuine opportunities for career progression - with 23 academies in our family, and 84 academies across the Diocese, opportunities for career progression are a reality.
  • Professional assistance - you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme and Medicash, which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. If clinically advisable, it also offers face-to-face counselling sessions.
  • Pension - automatic enrolment into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with 23.68% employer contributions, or to the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff, one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases.
  • Terms and Conditions - we have committed to following nationally agreed terms and conditions for pay for both teachers and support staff.
  • Childcare – access to free childcare before and after school, for our employees who have children at schools in one of our Trusts.

About St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Our school is part of the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust which brings together the 23 Catholic Primary and Secondary schools in Leicester City, Rutland and Leicestershire. Our priority is to ensure the very best Catholic Education for all young people in our community, whatever their circumstances. We will achieve this together, through a strategic approach to sharing best practice, effective challenge and support from a central standards and performance team and opportunities for high quality Continuing Professional Development.

Our Trust strives to be a supportive, inclusive, caring/positive community where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We treat one another with dignity/respect and where every individual can fulfil their potential. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities/all faiths, the Catholic faith and those without faith who are supportive of the Trust’s Catholic character and Christian ethos.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust and all our schools within our Trust 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, online check and other pre-employment checks are required for successful applicants.

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About De Lisle College Loughborough Leicestershire

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1273 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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De Lisle College is a thriving and successful 11-18 Catholic voluntary academy, which is part of the St Thomas Aquinas Multi Academy Trust. We are committed to instilling the values of the Catholic faith in our students, enabling them to flourish in the world beyond school. Our vision is to provide the very best education for all our students, centred on an academic knowledge-based curriculum, enriched with sport and the creative and performing arts. We welcome Catholic students and those from other backgrounds who are willing to embrace the distinct, Catholic ethos of our college.

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