University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

University Chaplain

University Chaplain Student Services - Information, Advice and Participation Location: Avery Hill Campus

Salary: £30,487 to £36,024 plus £5269 London weighting per annum Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Friday 03 May 2024 Closing Date: Friday 24 May 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 4542

We are looking for an experienced Chaplain to take forward our multifaith Chaplaincy at the University of Greenwich working with students and staff of all faiths and none.

The successful candidate will take chaplaincy forward by building strong networks with the whole of the University of Greenwich Community; particularly those who are responsible for the wellbeing of students, including Student Services, Academic teams and the Students' Union, seeking to support them in their day-to-day work as well as supporting the University's strategies in particular those that pertain to health and wellbeing.

This will involve co-creation that imaginatively develops a chaplaincy that helps to foster and build community spirit that is reflective of the student and staff body and inclusive of all people; develop and lead a multifaith chaplaincy team at the Avery Hill and Greenwich Campuses meeting regularly with the team to proactively plan coordinated chaplaincy work, develop and coordinate a team of volunteer Chaplains identifying their roles and responsibilities and providing support for their work.

We offer accommodation on our thriving Avery Hill campus, and you will become well known in the University community and build strong relationships with all those that study, live and work at the University, being available to students and staff to listen and talk to when required.

We are a large, inclusive university committed to delivering our vision of Education Without Boundaries. We have a supportive, friendly and dynamic working environment. The role is based in our Student and Academic Services Directorate, in our Student Services are comprising Student Wellbeing Services, Information Advice and Participation Services and Student Accommodation Services.

Within the context of the University's purpose, vision, and core values, and in direct connection to the key responsibilities described above, it is expected that you will possess the following:

Applicants must be an ordained Anglican priest, who will meet the requirements for being granted a licence for ministry by the Bishop of Southwark have a degree in Theology and commitment to chaplaincy further information on requirement are available in the person specification.

As part of our commitment to support the postholder in their role, we are able to offer onsite accommodation at our Avery Hill Campus. Applicants should note that this accommodation would be in one of our halls of residence and would not be suitable for children.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Sara Ragab Associate Director Student and Academic Services (Student Services) [email protected]

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the People Directorate Operations Team on [email protected]

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer Jobs and careers University of Greenwich and information on the university's working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines Documents University of Greenwich

To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage). Current Vacancies - Jobs at Greenwich

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from protected characteristic(s), who are currently under-represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge / Mentally Healthy Universities , we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion.

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form.

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees' experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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Job details


University Chaplain


University of Greenwich


United Kingdom


May 04, 2024

Application deadline

May 24, 2024

Job type



Social Science

About the employer

The University of Greenwich was established in 1890 at Woolwich Polytechnic and received its first CGLI certificate in 1892. In 1992, the institution gained the status of a university and was renamed as the University of Greenwich. Over the years, the university has made its place among the top academic institutions in the world. It has gained the accreditations of many prestigious organizations like CIPD, APS, and AMBA.

Notably, the University of Greenwich has three campuses. Two of these campuses, Avery Hill Campus and Greenwich Campus, are located in London while the third campus, Medway Campus, is located in Kent, England. The Greenwich campus is the university's home campus and has the Stock well Street Building that houses TV and film studios, a library, and high-tech editing suites. Also, the social and teaching spaces of the campus are located in the £25-million Dreadnought Building. The Avery Hill campus has excellent sports and teaching facilities with four clinical skills labs, two weather-proof sports pitches, a sports hall, a huge lecture theatre, and a gym. The Medway campus has many study facilities like an 8,000-m2 lab, the Drill Hall Library, residential facilities, and a student hub.

The university offers many undergraduate- and postgraduate-level programmes in various fields like accounting, finance, architecture, science, business, management, engineering, arts, English, social science, history, law, marketing, nursing, pharmacy, and psychology. And, the university offers these courses through its Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities, Faculty of Business School, Faculty of Education and Health, and Faculty of Engineering and Science. The university has alliances with many regional and international academic institutions to provide students with facilities like student exchange and study abroad programmes. Further, the university's industrial placement scheme is available to help students get suitable jobs.

The University of Greenwich has over 225,000 alumni across the globe. Amongst the names of notable alumni include Charles K. Kao, a well-known physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for pioneering the use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Malorie Blackman is the author of some famous novels like Hacker, A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E, Pig-Heart Boy, Tell Me No Lies and Dead Gorgeous. Jamie Adenuga (Jme) is a popular record producer and co-founder of Boy Better Know. Abiy Ahmed is the third Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Dave Rowntree is the drummer in the rock band, Blur. He is also an English animator, solicitor, and politician.

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