We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.
We are seeking one or more chaplains to work in a very part time capacity as part of our multi-faith and ecumenical team, and in partnership with healthcare workers of many disciplines, to care for the spiritual and religious needs of our service users, carers and staff. The successful candidate(s) will assist our existing chaplains by providing additional cover at particular times, e.g. special events, group work, acts of worship etc
The post is open to ordained ministers in the Anglican Church, the Roman Catholic Church and in member churches of the Free Churches Group of Churches Together in England, and to lay people who can demonstrate appropriate theological training, pastoral experience and accreditation from their own denomination. It is also open to practitioners of other faiths and beliefs eligible for validation by the Network for Pastoral, Spiritual and Religious Care in Health.
We are seeking someone with enthusiasm for this field of work, with demonstrable experience of working in healthcare chaplaincy or in mental health, and with commitment and sensitivity to the needs of our service users and carers. The post will require a degree of flexibility in working hours and times.
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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