Diocesan Chaplain amongst Deaf People

An exciting new post

Have you a passion for nurturing and supporting the faith journeys of those who are deaf or hard of hearing? Are you committed to a church that includes people of all abilities and life experiences and generates an enriched understanding of God from them? This new role in our Diocese, fully described in the Job Description, promoted and financed by the Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an exciting opportunity for someone to be pastoral, pioneering and prophetic.

We are looking for a candidate who:

  • appreciates the spiritual gifts of deaf people and desires that the wider church learns and benefits from them
  • understands the spiritual needs of deaf people, can facilitate their pastoral care and, importantly, has good BSL and communication skills
  • has ‘expertise by experience’ or expertise and experience across a wide range of disability issues but, in particular, issues that affect deaf people
  • is both self-motivating and enthusiastic about working collaboratively and has experience of managing volunteers
  • is willing to engage creatively and collaboratively with the Chair and Members of the Oxford Diocesan Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • is willing to re-establish, regenerate and expand the Deaf Churches in the Diocese and those who serve them
  • has a proven track record in working effectively within the Church of England

Hours:             37 hours per week
Salary scale:  £35,263 – £37,976 per annum
Location:        The role will be home-based

This role attracts a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) for the appointed person to be a baptised Christian, lay or ordained, who is a communicant member of the Church of England or of a church that subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, under Part 1 Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role.

Further details are available below:

Job Description     Application Form    Recruitment Monitoring Form      Privacy Notice     ODCD Website

To apply, please email your completed application form along with a covering letter and recruitment monitoring form to: recruitment@oxford.anglican.org

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Friday 22nd October 2021

Interviews will take place on Thursday 4th November 2021