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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

New Forest parishes seek Anna Chaplain for paid post

Updated: Aug 9, 2023

Applications are sought for a part-time paid post in New Forest Parishes. The advert reads:

The Church of England Benefice of Lyndhurst, Emery Down and Minstead is committed to supporting those who are isolated in our community. We are now taking an exciting step forward to extend our work to develop a chaplaincy to reach out to older people across the Benefice.

Are you experienced and excited about supporting older and vulnerable adults in a variety of community settings? Does your Christian faith motivate you to support older people from all church traditions, with people of all faiths or none? Then this opportunity could be for you.

What we are offering:

  • The post is for 16 hours a week

  • Salary £12.50 per hour (£10,400 p.a.)

  • NEST pension: 5% employee’s contribution, 3% employer’s contribution

  • Flexible working with be required involving the occasional Sunday and evening responsibility.

  • Annual leave is 28 days including statutory Bank Holidays.

New Forest Parishes has been authorised by BRF to establish this post, which is one of a growing number of Anna Chaplains across the country, with a specific ministry to older people. As well as joining a team who are already providing pastoral care for people in our communities, the Anna Chaplain will have the opportunity to imagine, create and coordinate a new model of ministry to older people.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Offering spiritual support to older people whether they are living in their own homes, care homes or sheltered housing.

  • Supporting and training family and professional carers in the delivery of spiritual care as part of an old person’s care needs.

  • Advocating for the needs of older people across our churches and the wider community

The appointment is subject to a medical and an enhanced DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For more information about New Forest Parishes or to download a Role Specification, Person Specification and Application Form, please visit our website

To arrange a chat about the vacancy, please TEXT ONLY 07468 527820





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