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Team Chaplain

Band 6

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Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week plus on-call commitment (fewer hours would be considered)
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Chaplaincy (Dept)
Milton Keynes
£31,356 to £37,890 per annum
10/07/2020 23:59

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

Free on-site parking
Free tea and coffee
Great flexible working opportunities
Discounted gym membership
Generous annual leave and pension scheme
On site nursery (chargeable)
Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients . The hospital is undergoing significant  investment and development including a new surgical ward, a new main entrance (allowing expansion of A&E services),  a new Academic Centre and a planned new Cancer Centre.

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing and most successful city in the country (visit for which we provide Emergency Medicine (including Paediatrics) from minor injury to major trauma, Critical Care, Cancer Services, General Surgery & Medicine, Women’s & Children Services (including Maternity, Paediatrics & Neonatal) and Renal Services.

Team Chaplain (Chaplaincy)

£31,356 to 37,890 per annum. Band 6

Hours: 37.5 per week plus on-call commitment (fewer hours or job sharing would be considered)

The hospital has a significant development plan and is proud of its response to Covid-19 and the patient experience improvements which have been implemented during this challenging time. The Chaplaincy Team are proud of the contributions they have made to patients and staff during such an unsettling time.

We are looking for a Team Chaplain who can demonstrate a positive approach and who will use their initiative to provide the highest quality of care and support for all people of all faiths and none. They must be of good standing within their faith or belief community and be enthusiastic about delivering pastoral, spiritual and religious care in our hospital.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a creative approach to working as part of a multi-faith and belief team and be willing to undertake an on-call commitment. Any candidate applying should have sufficient experience to offer sensitive and safe religious, spiritual and pastoral care to patients, relatives, friends and carers, and to members of staff – whether these are persons of faith or not.

This role is demanding and the successful candidate will need to be emotionally intelligent and able to work within clear boundaries so as to be able to manage difficult situations whilst acting as a reflective practitioner.

Previous candidates need not apply.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will be implementing a two-stage interview process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a presentation to a panel via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 29th July.

Following that face to face interviews may be offered to successful candidates on Wednesday 5th August on the hospital site.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact

We would like to encourage all applicants to make contact before applying. You can arrange to do this by contacting Revd Sarah Crane, Lead Chaplain on 01908 996062