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Title: Port Chaplain
Reports to: Director of Programme
Hours: Full time. 37.5 hrs per week worked and includes weekends
Based at: Southampton
As Port Chaplain you will represent Sailors’ Society. You will provide in the port of Southampton and the surrounding area a Christian ministry, welfare support, counselling and general assistance to all seafarers irrespective of race, colour or creed. “Seafarers” shall include serving, retired and intending, their families and dependants. You will provide port chaplaincy in the port of Southampton, take overall responsibility for the centre and wellness activities, manage volunteers and ensure that every visitor to the centre receives a great experience. You will manage costs and drive contributions to the society’s funds and develop support services for women seafarers visiting the port.
Assessing individual seafarers’ and their families’ needs and providing appropriate help
Conducting church services and special services:
during ship visitation
from Head Office and the centre
from kindred societies
from Owners, Agents, Police, Rescue Services etc.
Visiting ships daily
Making prison visits as and when required
Making visits to seafarers’ homes - these may be required from time to time and usually undertaken when requested by seafarers, Shipping Companies or Agents.
Making hospitals as and when required
Speaking to church groups and other fund-giving societies about the Society’s work
SKILLS / COMPETENCIES
Experience in chaplaincy
Experience and Knowledge