48695 - Senior Chaplain - HMP/YOI East Sutton Park

£38,148 - £43,870 Pro-rata
1
12 Months
South East
Maidstone
HM PRISON EAST SUTTON PARK MAIDSTONE, ME17 3DF
SEO
Band 7
Permanent
Part Time, Flexible Working
Chaplaincy

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Organisation Level

Functional Management - The Jobs at this level provides leadership and management of the function and as a Senior Management Team member, contributes to the strategic planning and implementation of corporate activities. Fully accountable for the delivery / performance of the function. They manage staff and resources to deliver activities within their function including medium and longer term planning. Will manage a delegated budget, determines resources required and actively influences efficiency.

Overview

Job holders within this group will provide religious and pastoral care of prisoners and staff in their own faith tradition and have an understanding/ knowledge of other differing faiths.

Will manage all the staff within the Chaplaincy team. Structured learning and experienced pastoral care is required to deliver this to prisoners and staff. The job holder will need to keep abreast of changes within own work area and comply with HMPPS policy.

Will have regular pre-planned prisoner facing activities/duties. Will also manage ad hoc requests from prisoners if and when deemed appropriate.

This is a non-operational job with line management responsibilities.

Characteristics

Typical tasks associated with this Group Profile include:

·   Accountable for the performance of the Chaplaincy team and the staff within it. Manage the achievement of qualitative and quantitative standards including

Service Delivery Indicators {SDI's) within the function, verifying and signing off documentation as appropriate. Analyse and act upon data which is relevant to Chaplaincy

·   Ensure that all staff within the Chaplaincy team contribute to providing decent conditions for prisoners and a safe working environment for staff

·   Promote prison service policy in all activities and behaviours e.g. promote diversity, decency, safety and reducing re-offending agendas

·   Will have the skills to apply all Human Resources (HR) related policies and practices and be able to carry out all aspects of people management such as attendance management, disciplinary investigations, performance management and staff appraisals

·   Responsible for ensuring prisoner's complaints {including those involving litigation claims) relevant to the Chaplaincy team, have been dealt with in accordance with policy

·   Produce relevant reports as required and ensure all correspondence is replied to within agreed timescales

·   Oversee the compilation and achievement of any performance improvement programmes, reporting on progress regularly as appropriate

·   Manage the appropriate authorisation of financial compliance statements

·   Manage devolved budgets in accordance with the financial procedures outlined in the budget delegation

·   Ensure that Chaplaincy produces and analyses audit and establishment performance management information identifying variances and areas requiring improvements

·   Contribute to the establishment's overall achievement of {SDIs) and standards and be accountable for the performance and delivery of targets relating to the budget and People Plan for the function

·   Responsible for leading the development of local policy, procedures and practice and the implementation of national policy in relation to the chaplaincy service and lead activities. Contributes toward the development of general HMPPS local policy, procedures and practice. Ensures that current Chaplaincy practice is in line with policy (both national and local)

·   Contribute to the development and delivery of the medium-to-long term strategic and business plan for the establishment, with overall responsibility for implementation within their function

·   Attend relevant boards/meetings and actively contribute either as chair or team member

·   Responsible for ensuring work areas and associated activities comply with Health and Safety legislation. Ensure all risk assessments are undertaken and staff are made aware of their personal responsibility towards Health and Safety compliance

·   Work collaboratively and provide constructive challenge to colleagues to ensure that their own and other functions are joined up and together contribute towards the overall delivery of the establishments performance

·   Contribute to the preparation of the establishment contingency and emergency plans and ensure implementation when required.

·   Carries out investigations and administration in relation to incidents of potential discrimination and reports on findings.

·   Responsible for ensuring relevant actions arising from Standard Audit, Her Majesty Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) Action Plans, Managing Quality of Prison Life (MQPL) surveys including local self audit action plans and Resettlement strategies are delivered

Job Descriptions relating to this Group Profile

Senior Chaplain : Managing Chaplain

Essential Skills/Qualifications/Accreditation/Registration

The job holder must meet the HMPPS specified faith eligibility requirements of their faith tradition. Details of some of the HMPPS faith eligibility requirements can be found listed below.

Will have proven experience and skills in pastoral care and pastoral leadership, including crisis events.

Must be suitably qualified and have a formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study and be experienced such that the job holder will have received formal endorsements (where relevant) from the faith community to which they belong.

Must have working knowledge of other faiths represented within a prison to enable them to work in a multi faith environment.

Faith Eligibility Requirements:

Anglican

Be an ordained member of the Anglican Communion (or of churches part of the Porvoo and Meissen Agreements).

Will normally need to have been in Holy Orders for a minimum of three years.

Have formal endorsement in the form of the Licence of the Diocesan Bishop*.

OR

Be  a  licensed  Reader,  [Religious  sister  or  brother,  Church  Army  officer   or other appropriately  qualified  or  licensed  minister  in  the  Anglican  tradition*]  subject to agreement from Anglican Bishop to Prisons.

Have formal endorsement in the form of the licence of the Diocesan Bishop (* Evidence required before appointment)

Free Church

Be an accredited ordained minister of a Free Church denomination, which is a member of Churches Together in England and Wales.

Formal endorsement from the candidate's own denomination through the HMPPS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g. Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents etc will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination.

Ordained Free Church Chaplains will have completed some period of post-ordination consolidation (normally at least 2 years post ordination/ training). They will have shown to the National Leadership of their denomination that they can effectively practice and fulfil the skills and competencies required of a Faith leader.

Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study and Professional Recognition by Denomination generally representing at least 3 years of study, normally to Degree standard.

OR

Need to have received training to a recognised academic competence in Theology, Biblical Studies and Pastoral Care. Required to be an Accredited Minister of their denomination.

Formal endorsement from the candidate's own denomination through the HMPPS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g. Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination.

Free Church Chaplains (non-Ordained / Deacons) are trained Faith practitioners in their own communities. They have demonstrated consistently to a range of people (academic / pastoral / practical) that they have effective communication and relational skills in order to have achieved this level of accreditation.

Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study generally representing at least three years of Part Time study, normally to Diploma standard.

Roman Catholic

Be an ordained priest of the Roman Catholic Church.

Formal endorsement in the form of recognition from the appropriate Diocesan Bishop or Religious Superior, and formal agreement to work in specific Dioceses by the local Diocesan Bishop (evidence required before appointment).

Have relevant practical experience in the delivery of worship, group work and pastoral care.

OR

Be an ordained Permanent deacon, Religious brother or sister or a suitably qualified lay person of the Roman Catholic church.

Formal endorsement in the form of recognition from the appropriate Diocesan Bishop or Religious Superior* (evidence required before appointment).

Orthodox

Be an ordained priest or bishop of the Orthodox Church in Communion with the See of Constantinople.

Will normally need to have been in Holy Orders for a minimum of three years.

Have formal endorsement in the form of the certificate of Ordination of a Bishop, Metropolitan or Patriarch. *(Evidence required before appointment or approval from the Advisor to MOJ subject to agreement from Orthodox Advisor to MOJ/ Orthodox Bishop's Pastoral Committee).

Be an Ordained Deacon, Subdeacon, Reader or monastic or be qualified by the Bishops for this ministry.

Have formal endorsement in the form of the certificate of Ordination or qualification from a Bishop, Metropolitan or Patriarch. *(Evidence required before appointment or approval from the Advisor to MOJ, subject to agreement from Orthodox Advisor to MOJ/ Orthodox Bishop's Pastoral Committee.)

Hindu

Be a committed and practising Hindu

Display a competent understanding of Hindu teaching and practice Have demonstrable knowledge of Hindu philosophy and rituals

Have endorsement from the Prison Service Hindu Faith Adviser* (Evidence required before appointment)

Muslim

Have an in-depth knowledge of Islam (preferably hold a recognised qualification in Islamic Studies at graduate level)

Have practical relevant experience

Demonstrate at least three years of excellent Imam skills (relevant practical experience in delivery of worship, group work and pastoral care)

Formal endorsement by the candidate's faith community - through the Prison Service Muslim Adviser at Chaplaincy HQ* (Evidence required before appointment)

Sikh

Keep the Sikh Symbols

Display a competent understanding of Sikh teaching and practice and be able to read and recite Sikh prayers

Be reasonably fluent/able to communicate effectively in English and Punjabi

Have endorsement from the Prison Service Sikh Faith Adviser* (Evidence required before appointment)

Behaviours

·         Communicating and Influencing

·         Managing a Quality Service

·         Making Effective Decisions

·         Leadership

·         Working Together

Essential Experience

Will have proven experience and skills in pastoral care and pastoral leadership, including crisis events.

Technical Requirements

Must complete specific training to hold The qualifications required for area of specialism outlined on the relevant Job Description.

Must be suitably  qualified and  have  a  formal  recognised  qualification  in theology or religious study and be experienced such that the job holder will have received formal endorsements (where relevant) from the faith community to which they belong.

Support

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

1- To Shared Service Connected Ltd (0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com);

2- To Ministry of Justice Resourcing (resourcing-services@justice.gov.uk);

3- To the Civil Service Commission (details available here)

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s, including HMPPS, terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate's Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.

Benefits

Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment

Pension

-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Work Life Balance

-HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season Ticket Advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare Vouchers

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Training

-HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provide a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles

Eligibility

-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which HMPPS considers to be racist

To be confirmed

19/10/2021, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com. Please quote the job reference - 48695.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.


Application form stage assessments

Behaviours
Communicating and Influencing - 250 word limit
Managing a Quality Service - 250 word limit
Making Effective Decisions - 250 word limit
Working Together - 250 word limit
Leadership - 250 word limit
Technical Skills
Faith Eligibility Requirements:
Anglican
Be an ordained member of the Anglican Communion (or of churches part of the Porvoo and Meissen Agreements). Will normally need to have been in Holy Orders for a minimum of three years. Have formal endorsement in the form of the Licence of the Diocesan Bishop*.
OR
Be a licensed Reader, [Religious sister or brother, Church Army officer or other appropriately qualified or licensed minister in the Anglican tradition*] subject to
HMPPS_OR_T_37_GP_Senior Chaplain_v5.0
agreement from Anglican Bishop to Prisons.
Have formal endorsement in the form of the licence of the Diocesan Bishop
(* Evidence required before appointment)
Free Church
Be an accredited ordained minister of a Free Church denomination, which is a member of Churches Together in England and Wales.
Formal endorsement from the candidate’s own denomination through the HMPPS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g. Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents etc will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination.
Ordained Free Church Chaplains will have completed some period of post-ordination consolidation (normally at least 2 years post ordination/ training). They will have shown to the National Leadership of their denomination that they can effectively practice and fulfil the skills and competencies required of a Faith leader.
Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study and Professional Recognition by Denomination generally representing at least 3 years of study, normally to Degree standard.
OR
Need to have received training to a recognised academic competence in Theology, Biblical Studies and Pastoral Care. Required to be an Accredited Minister of their denomination.
Formal endorsement from the candidate’s own denomination through the HMPPS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g. Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination.
Free Church Chaplains (non-Ordained / Deacons) are trained Faith practitioners in their own communities. They have demonstrated consistently to a range of people (academic / pastoral / practical) that they have effective communication and relational skills in order to have achieved this level of accreditation.
Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study generally representing at least three years of Part Time study, normally to Diploma standard.
Roman Catholic
Be an ordained priest of the Roman Catholic Church. Formal endorsement in the form of recognition from the appropriate Diocesan Bishop or Religious Superior, and formal agreement to work in specific Dioceses by the local Diocesan Bishop (evidence required before appointment). Have relevant practical experience in the delivery of worship, group work and pastoral care.
OR
Be an ordained Permanent deacon, Religious brother or sister or a suitably qualified lay person of the Roman Catholic church.
Formal endorsement in the form of recognition from the appropriate Diocesan Bishop
HMPPS_OR_T_37_GP_Senior Chaplain_v5.0
or Religious Superior* (evidence required before appointment).
Orthodox
Be an ordained priest or bishop of the Orthodox Church in Communion with the See of Constantinople.
Will normally need to have been in Holy Orders for a minimum of three years.
Have formal endorsement in the form of the certificate of Ordination of a Bishop, Metropolitan or Patriarch. *(Evidence required before appointment or approval from the Advisor to MOJ subject to agreement from Orthodox Advisor to MOJ/ Orthodox Bishop’s Pastoral Committee).
Be an Ordained Deacon, Subdeacon, Reader or monastic or be qualified by the Bishops for this ministry.
Have formal endorsement in the form of the certificate of Ordination or qualification from a Bishop, Metropolitan or Patriarch. *(Evidence required before appointment or approval from the Advisor to MOJ, subject to agreement from Orthodox Advisor to MOJ/ Orthodox Bishop’s Pastoral Committee.)
Hindu
Be a committed and practising Hindu Display a competent understanding of Hindu teaching and practice Have demonstrable knowledge of Hindu philosophy and rituals Have endorsement from the Prison Service Hindu Faith Adviser* (Evidence required before appointment)
Muslim
Have an in-depth knowledge of Islam (preferably hold a recognised qualification in Islamic Studies at graduate level) Have practical relevant experience Demonstrate at least three years of excellent Imam skills (relevant practical experience in delivery of worship, group work and pastoral care) Formal endorsement by the candidate’s faith community – through the Prison Service Muslim Adviser at Chaplaincy HQ* (Evidence required before appointment)
Sikh
Keep the Sikh Symbols Display a competent understanding of Sikh teaching and practice and be able to read and recite Sikh prayers Be reasonably fluent/able to communicate effectively in English and Punjabi Have endorsement from the Prison Service Sikh Faith Adviser* (Evidence required before appointment) - 250 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Communicating and Influencing
Managing a Quality Service
Making Effective Decisions
Working Together
Leadership
Technical Skills
Faith Eligibility Requirements:
Anglican
Be an ordained member of the Anglican Communion (or of churches part of the Porvoo and Meissen Agreements). Will normally need to have been in Holy Orders for a minimum of three years. Have formal endorsement in the form of the Licence of the Diocesan Bishop*.
OR
Be a licensed Reader, [Religious sister or brother, Church Army officer or other appropriately qualified or licensed minister in the Anglican tradition*] subject to
HMPPS_OR_T_37_GP_Senior Chaplain_v5.0
agreement from Anglican Bishop to Prisons.
Have formal endorsement in the form of the licence of the Diocesan Bishop
(* Evidence required before appointment)
Free Church
Be an accredited ordained minister of a Free Church denomination, which is a member of Churches Together in England and Wales.
Formal endorsement from the candidate’s own denomination through the HMPPS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g. Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents etc will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination.
Ordained Free Church Chaplains will have completed some period of post-ordination consolidation (normally at least 2 years post ordination/ training). They will have shown to the National Leadership of their denomination that they can effectively practice and fulfil the skills and competencies required of a Faith leader.
Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study and Professional Recognition by Denomination generally representing at least 3 years of study, normally to Degree standard.
OR
Need to have received training to a recognised academic competence in Theology, Biblical Studies and Pastoral Care. Required to be an Accredited Minister of their denomination.
Formal endorsement from the candidate’s own denomination through the HMPPS Free Church Adviser. Church Leaders, e.g. Moderators, Chairs and Superintendents will be asked to provide written confirmation attesting to credentials, qualifications and accountability of each candidate sponsored by their denomination.
Free Church Chaplains (non-Ordained / Deacons) are trained Faith practitioners in their own communities. They have demonstrated consistently to a range of people (academic / pastoral / practical) that they have effective communication and relational skills in order to have achieved this level of accreditation.
Formal recognised qualification in theology or religious study generally representing at least three years of Part Time study, normally to Diploma standard.
Roman Catholic
Be an ordained priest of the Roman Catholic Church. Formal endorsement in the form of recognition from the appropriate Diocesan Bishop or Religious Superior, and formal agreement to work in specific Dioceses by the local Diocesan Bishop (evidence required before appointment). Have relevant practical experience in the delivery of worship, group work and pastoral care.
OR
Be an ordained Permanent deacon, Religious brother or sister or a suitably qualified lay person of the Roman Catholic church.
Formal endorsement in the form of recognition from the appropriate Diocesan Bishop
HMPPS_OR_T_37_GP_Senior Chaplain_v5.0
or Religious Superior* (evidence required before appointment).
Orthodox
Be an ordained priest or bishop of the Orthodox Church in Communion with the See of Constantinople.
Will normally need to have been in Holy Orders for a minimum of three years.
Have formal endorsement in the form of the certificate of Ordination of a Bishop, Metropolitan or Patriarch. *(Evidence required before appointment or approval from the Advisor to MOJ subject to agreement from Orthodox Advisor to MOJ/ Orthodox Bishop’s Pastoral Committee).
Be an Ordained Deacon, Subdeacon, Reader or monastic or be qualified by the Bishops for this ministry.
Have formal endorsement in the form of the certificate of Ordination or qualification from a Bishop, Metropolitan or Patriarch. *(Evidence required before appointment or approval from the Advisor to MOJ, subject to agreement from Orthodox Advisor to MOJ/ Orthodox Bishop’s Pastoral Committee.)
Hindu
Be a committed and practising Hindu Display a competent understanding of Hindu teaching and practice Have demonstrable knowledge of Hindu philosophy and rituals Have endorsement from the Prison Service Hindu Faith Adviser* (Evidence required before appointment)
Muslim
Have an in-depth knowledge of Islam (preferably hold a recognised qualification in Islamic Studies at graduate level) Have practical relevant experience Demonstrate at least three years of excellent Imam skills (relevant practical experience in delivery of worship, group work and pastoral care) Formal endorsement by the candidate’s faith community – through the Prison Service Muslim Adviser at Chaplaincy HQ* (Evidence required before appointment)
Sikh
Keep the Sikh Symbols Display a competent understanding of Sikh teaching and practice and be able to read and recite Sikh prayers Be reasonably fluent/able to communicate effectively in English and Punjabi Have endorsement from the Prison Service Sikh Faith Adviser* (Evidence required before appointment)
Strengths may also be assessed at interview but these are not shared in advance.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.