Chaplain (Part time)
Malcolm Arnold Academy

Job Reference: 01612

Location: Malcolm Arnold Academy

Closing Date: 02/11/2020

Vacancy Start Date: 01/01/2021

Salary: NJC23 £27,741 pa FTE (£12,776pa pro rata)

Employment Type: Permanent

School Type: Secondary

Hours Per week: 20 hours per week - term time only

The Board of Governors at Malcolm Arnold Academy is seeking to appoint a candidate with strong Christian faith to join our community at Malcolm Arnold Academy - to join us in January 2021.


This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to both of our welcoming and diverse Church of England primary and secondary schools. We are broadening the horizons of our students through our world class education whilst putting Christian values at the heart of what we do.


The post is non-teaching and is for the equivalent of two days per week.  However, with a number of fixed points in the School calendar, a degree of flexibility will be required in order to carry out all aspects of the role.


Malcolm Arnold Academy was inspected by the Statutory Inspectorate of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) and judged to be Good. Ofsted also judged Malcolm Arnold Academy to be Good in 2018. The reports from the most recent inspections are available on the School website and should give a good indication of what an exciting opportunity this is for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate.


About the role


The Chaplain has a key role in developing and giving expression to the School’s Christian ethos and identity, and in supporting the spiritual life of our Malcolm Arnold community.

If the successful applicant is an Anglican Priest, it is expected that the post-holder will be given a License to Officiate in the Diocese by the Bishop of Peterborough.

  • provide a focus for the Schools Christian identity and ethos;
  • help to provide leadership for the spiritual life of the School;
  • contribute towards the pastoral care of the whole School community including staff, students, parents and governors;
  • enable and develop relationships between the School, Diocese and ecumenical partners, as well as with other faith groups and the wider community;
  • work collaboratively with colleagues who have overlapping responsibilities.

Please view the full job description and person specification for further details.


Key Responsibilities


Worship and Prayer

Developing and leading a programme of corporate worship, including services in the Cathedral, assemblies at all levels, and Alternative Worship.  Making available a Prayer Room for all faith groups and supporting prayer groups.  


Christian Ethos

By working with the Principal, governors and colleagues, ensure the School’s Christian ethos informs, and is informed by, every aspect of the life of the School and prepare for self-evaluation for SIAMS inspection.  Enabling the spiritual development of staff and students and exploring faith and engagement with the Diocese.


Pastoral Care

Offering a distinctive Christian presence in the pastoral care of the whole School community and collaborate with Pastoral staff to ensure that pastoral care of students includes the spiritual dimension.  Make spiritual provision for non-Christian members of the School community, whether from other faith groups or of no faith and support the School’s charitable work.


The Chaplain will work closely with the Principal, Assistant Principal leading Christian Ethos (line manager), Chaplaincy Team, Vice Principal (Pastoral) and Pastoral Team (who have primary responsibility for pastoral care of students), Head of Department for Music (to ensure adequate musical resourcing of collective worship) and the Heads of RE and Ethics.


Salary and Benefits


NJC23 £27,741pa FTE (£12,776pa pro rata for 20 hours per week term time only).

Local Government Pension Scheme


To apply please click 'apply for job'. CV's will only be accepted with a fully completed application form.


Malcolm Arnold Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS is required for this post.


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