Lay Chaplain Role

Full Time Permanent
Website OLOLCatholicMAT
Catholic Multi Academy Trust / Role: School Support
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic faith leader with a passion for working with children and young people and in helping them to explore and engage with their faith.

We have a vacancy within our Oscar Romero Hub Schools and our De La Salle Hub Schools:

St Oscar Romero Hub Schools – Christ The King Catholic Voluntary Academy, and its feeder primaries – The Good Shepherd in Woodthorpe, Sacred Heart in Carlton, Holy Cross in Hucknall and St Margaret Clitherow in Bestwood.

De La Salle Hub Schools – All Saints’ Catholic Voluntary Academy, and its feeder primaries – Holy Trinity in Newark, St Joseph’s in Boughton, St Joseph’s in Langwith Junction, St Patrick’s in Mansfield, and St Philip Neri with St Bede in Mansfield.

The successful applicant will support the Catholic Life and Collective Worship of each of the school communities. He or she will report directly to the Headteachers of each of the schools and will work with and be supported by the Lead Lay Chaplain of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust in fulfilling the Trust’s vision for lay chaplaincy provision.

This is a reserved post which means that applicants must be practising a Catholic with a strong faith commitment. Please consult the document produced by the Diocese of Nottingham ‘Catholic Schools and the Definition of a Practicing Catholic’ for further information.

The successful candidate will:

• be a practising Catholic with a strong faith commitment and a clear vision for Catholic Education

• ensure that the example and teachings of Jesus Christ are at the centre of all that we do.

We can offer:

• wonderful students who have a passion for learning and deserve the very best

• a team of talented and highly committed staff

• a supportive working environment with excellent facilities

• professional assistance through our Employee Assistance Programme

• our commitment to nationally agreed terms and conditions.

• a commitment to outstanding CPD opportunities for all staff

For an informal discussion about the role and our schools please contact Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust directly. Chris Maher, Director of Performance and Standards:

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks are required for successful applicants.

We value equality and diversity in all sectors of the community who are supportive of the school’s Catholic character and Christian ethos.

About Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust brings together the 21 Catholic Primary and Secondary schools in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.  Our priority is to ensure the very best Catholic Education for all young people in our community, whatever their circumstances. We will achieve this together, through a strategic approach to sharing best practice, effective challenge and support from a central standards and performance team and opportunities for high quality Continuing Professional Development offered by the CMAT’s CPD Hub.

Why work for the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust?

• Access to first class CPD opportunities.

• Genuine opportunities for career progression – with 21 academies in our family, and 84 academies across the Diocese, opportunities for career progression are a reality.

• Professional assistance – you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. If clinically advisable, it also offers face-to-face counselling sessions.

• Pension – automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff, one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases.

• Terms and Conditions – we have committed to following nationally agreed terms and conditions for pay for support staff.

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