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Chaplain

  • Organisation
  • YMCA DownsLink Group
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hove
  • Salary
  • £29,146 per annum pro rata
  • Closing date
  • 14/04/2024
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 14 - 18.5
  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/329895/40028
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/329895/40028
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hove
  • Salary
  • £29,146 per annum pro rata
  • Closing date
  • 14/04/2024
  • Organisation
  • YMCA DownsLink Group
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 14 - 18.5
  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People

Salary: £29,146 per annum pro rata
Contract type: Permanent 
Working pattern: Part-time (14 - 18.5 hours per week/ 2 - 2.5 days per week)

Closing date: 14 April 2024 at midnight
Interview date: TBC

How to apply: Job description and application pack (including details on our benefits) are available to download from our website, https://careers.ymcadlg.org/job/531400. If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jay.Beech@ymcadlg.org.

Who to contact if you have a query: Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at Recruitment@ymcadlg.org.

Our mission is to help children and young people have a fair chance to be who they want to be. We do this by providing a safe home, increasing life skills and self-confidence, and improving emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Are you looking for a role which can help transform the lives of homeless young people? We are looking for a special person to coordinate our Chaplaincy Service in Brighton & Hove.

You will be responsible for recruiting, inducting, and supervising a group of up to 20 volunteer multi-faith chaplains who help deliver regular weekly chaplaincy sessions in our supported accommodation projects. These are currently Gareth Stacey House and Lansworth House, as well as our Young Families Project in Gocher Court and Goldstone Villas. Chaplaincy sessions are usually run in the evenings and involve the preparation of a shared meal. You will, on occasion, also work one to one with some of our residents (aged 16-25 years). The role also has an important outreach function to develop relationships with Christian and other faith/belief communities across Brighton & Hove so that those communities can support and participate in our work, including fundraising. This may involve some weekend working, for which time off in lieu is provided.

This is a hybrid role with an expectation that the postholder will be present to attend chaplaincy sessions in our Brighton & Hove projects across the two days, including one to two evenings a week, but with some home working during the day. Exact working days to be discussed at interview.

ABOUT YOU: We know there are great candidates who may not fit everything described, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself and why perhaps you are looking to take the next step. 

A successful applicant will have a good understanding of their own faith or belief system, as well as some understanding of other faiths and belief traditions and a willingness to listen and learn. You will have a flexible approach to respond to the needs of young people in supported housing, actively listening to and supporting residents who may be experiencing a range of distressing situations including grief, trauma and poor mental health. You will have an understanding of safeguarding procedures and experience working with young people. A successful candidate must hold a valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle. 

We reserve the right to close this advert early if a successful candidate is found, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK


An inclusive workplace - We are committed to policies and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to supporting our people to make sure our culture is consistent with this commitment. We encourage applications from people from all sections of the communities that we serve. 

Accessibility - If you require assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact us. If you are local to our Head Office in Hove, we can provide you with a paper copy of the job advert and application form. If you are not local, we can post these to your preferred address. If you require these documents in another format, please let us know.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.