Anna Chaplaincy Vacancy
Anna Chaplain to Older People job advertisement
St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Bromley invites applications for the paid, part-time post (15 hours per week) of an Anna Chaplain to Older People.
The Anna Chaplaincy is an ecumenical post, promoting the spiritual welfare of older people. It is a pioneering role offering spiritual support to older people. Initially, it is envisaged that the Chaplain will focus on those older people (from all churches or none) who attend Bromley Parish Church for services, lunch club, Fellowship, Saturday drop-in Coffee mornings, and grandparents bringing children to ‘Toddler Praise. As appropriate, the Chaplain will also work with people living in residential and nursing homes, and sheltered housing complexes and with their relatives and those who care for them. A regular monthly service has already been established by Bromley Parish Church in a local Care Home.
An Anna Chaplain potentially also has a wider role within the community as an advocate, and champion of the contribution older people make to society. The Chaplain is encouraged to link up with ‘Bromley Churches Together’, and to encourage all churches to celebrate and cherish the older members of their congregations.
The applicant would be part of a growing national network of such chaplains, developing links with our national partners the Bible Reading Fellowship, through The Gift of Years- ‘resourcing the spiritual journey of older people.’
It is an occupational requirement for the person appointed to be a professing and practising Christian (Equality Act 2010.)
Ideally, applicants should either be ordained, or be a recognized/accredited lay minister in a church affiliated to the Council of Churches in England and Wales. Consideration would also be given to a suitably qualified person still in training for ordination, or training as a Rochester Diocesan LLM
Enhanced DBS and references will be required.
The post is for a fixed term of three years from the commencement of the employment. There is a six month probationary period. Subject to funding this post may continue beyond the initial three years.
Pay £11,000 per annum
For further details please open the job description below or contact
Rev Anne Jablonski
The Parish Office
Bromley Parish Church, Church Road, Bromley BR2 0EG
Phone 020 8460 6275
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 26th September 2017
Interviews to be held on Tuesday 3rd October 2017