Salisbury, Wiltshire (On-site)
£21,000 - £22,500 per year FTE (term-time only)
Contract, 3 years initially, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Come and join our amazing team and make the biggest difference to young people and staff across two Salisbury-based secondary schools! We'll throw in a fully funded Certificate in Chaplaincy with Children and Young People as well as ongoing professional development and so much more...

Check out this exciting post and the amazing work we do by visiting our website (blue button above) to find out more!

The Bridge Youth Project has been serving children and young people across Salisbury and wider Wiltshire since 1994 and we currently work across 25 primary and secondary schools. We are at an exciting stage in our development with a fresh vision to pioneer an innovative brand of chaplaincy across the schools and from September 2022, our Chaplaincy pilot will grow from 8 schools to 12 across Wiltshire. The role of Bridge Chaplain is key in helping us to live out our emerging vision for chaplaincy across 2 local secondary schools in Salisbury, making the biggest difference to the lives of young people, staff and their community.

Key aspects of this role will include:

• Developing excellent relationships with staff and students at two secondary schools in Salisbury.

• Acting as an interruptible and incarnational presence in the heart of each school.

• Delivering targeted support through 1:1 sessions, early intervention and emotional literacy programmes, where appropriate.

• Championing spiritual development in the schools, through inspiring collective worships, prayer spaces and courses etc.

• Linking the schools with their local church(es) and community and possessing a keen eye to pin-point potential opportunities.

• Enabling staff in the development of their own Christian understanding and religious literacy.

• Joining in with our new Chaplaincy learning group, consisting of 7-8 members of staff, through theological reflection and mutual professional development.

• Collating ongoing monitoring and evaluation to demonstrate impact and effectiveness.

Salary: £21,000-22,500 FTE (£17,118- £18,340 actual)

Hours: 35 hours per week (would consider two part-time/job share roles)

Duration: Term time only/3-year term initially.

Location: Two Salisbury-based secondary schools/our office.

Pension: 7.5% employer contributions

Additional benefits: Fully funded Certificate in Chaplaincy with Children & Young People (CYM) - Ongoing professional development through our partnership with CYM - 3 paid retreat days every year - Ongoing reflective practice/supervisions with trained counsellor - Electric car salary sacrifice scheme/employee retail discount programme

Closing date: 15th July at midday. Interviews w/c 18th July

Start date: 1st September 2022

How to Apply: Please send us a cover letter totalling no more than 2 sides, telling us how you meet the person spec and what makes you want to go for the role. Please also enclose your CV and send both to our email address listed on the job pack on our website by 15th July at midday. We would love to have an informal chat with you if that would help, so please do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange something!

Please note: We take safeguarding very seriously at all stages and we are a safer recruitment employer. Recruitment will be subject to a full, enhanced DBS check and references will be taken. It is a genuine occupational requirement that the post-holder be a committed, practising Christian. 


Posted on: 17 June 2022
Closed date: 15 July 2022 at 12:00
Tags: Christian

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