Volunteer Chaplains, LGBTI+ Chaplaincy Team

The closing date for applications has now passed.

We recently set clear expectations of inclusion and respect towards LGBTI+ people, their families and friends. Since then, we have continued to receive many requests for guidance and support from clergy and others offering pastoral and spiritual care.

We are now seeking to recruit volunteers (lay and ordained) for a new LGBTI+ Chaplaincy Team. The team will create a space where any individual can be confident that their lived experience is listened to in strict confidence and with compassion and respect, and that there is appropriate pastoral and spiritual care available.

Chaplains will also support a learning process in the Diocese in the hope and expectation that LGBTI+ people, and those close to them, are no longer left feeling on the margins of our church.

In return, chaplains will receive a high level of supervision and support for this important ministry across the Diocese.

Hours:                  By negotiation

Salary:                  Volunteer post, expenses paid. Training and supervision will also be provided

Location:             Church House Oxford (OX5 1GF) and at other locations within the four archdeaconries

Further information about the roles, including an application form, are available below:

LGBTI+ Chaplaincy Rationale and Context

LGBTI+ Chaplaincy Team volunteer role profile

LGBTI+ Chaplaincy Team person specification

LGBTI+ Chaplaincy Team structure

Application Form

Confidential declaration form

Recruitment monitoring form

Privacy notice

Please submit your completed application, along with a covering letter and completed confidential declaration and recruitment monitoring forms to recruitment@oxford.anglican.org

Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st September 2019

Interviews: Thursday 12th September 2019

Induction training: 7 & 8 October (residential)

We are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities for all. The Diocese of Oxford is committed to working within the existing Bishops’ Guidelines on human sexuality. All successful candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS checks.