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Assistant Chaplain – AD2674HM

University of St Andrews - Chaplaincy

Location: St Andrews, Hybrid
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum pro rata.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd February 2024
Closes: 5th April 2024
Job Ref: 420584

The University Chaplaincy supports the experience of students, staff and others, enhancing University life, through the provision of meaningful and beautiful worship, sensitive pastoral care, ecumenical and interfaith encounter, support for international students and more.

This is a new and exciting opportunity within the Chaplaincy team, for a 0.5 FTE Assistant Chaplain, for a temporary two-year period, to support certain core aspects of Chaplaincy work, including leading Christian worship in two medieval chapels, conducting weddings of students, staff and graduates, pastoral care of students and staff regardless of faith or philosophy of life, leading discussion groups for students and staff, and involvement in other engagements across the University. The job has been created following the Chaplain’s moving from full-time to 0.6 FTE from autumn 2024 for two years.

The post-holder will join an experienced and trusted team, including the Chaplain and two other Assistant Chaplains. This person, who will report to the Chaplain, will strengthen the Chaplaincy's presence across the week and the year, deputising on occasion when the Chaplain is unavailable, e.g. when a student or staff member dies.

The successful candidate, a university graduate, will be ordained, and have experience in pastoral care, including of people with mental health problems and/or who are bereaved, will be an effective and supportive listener, maintaining appropriate confidentiality. Committed to ecumenical and interfaith engagement, the successful candidate will have experience in preaching and conducting worship.

The expected start date is 1 August 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The expected end date is 31 July 2026.

Before an appointment can be confirmed, you will be subject to a PVG check.

Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • Annual leave of 34 days, plus 5 public holidays.
  • Financial contribution to relocation.
  • Membership of the USS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions.
  • A range of family friendly policies.
  • Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services.
  • Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel.
  • Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff/children of staff, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme and a range of wellbeing initiatives.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Revd Dr Donald MacEwan, Chaplain, email: dgm21@st-andrews.ac.uk, Tel: 01334 462866.

Applications are particularly welcome from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter and Race Charters). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Information on other visa options is available at https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa or by contacting our HR Immigration Team on hrimmigration@st-andrews.ac.uk .

Closing Date: 5 April 2024

Interview Date: April or May 2024

Please quote ref: AD2674HM

Further Particulars: AD2674HM FPs.doc

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