Vacancies in parishes and linked Christian organisations

Sessional Chaplain

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a skillful Chaplain and sensitive team player to support the spiritual, pastoral, and religious needs of patients, their carers, families and staff.

This is a sessional post which requires the successful candidate to be able to respond and be on site within 1 hour. Sessional On-Call Chaplains cover night hour duties Monday to Thursday across EKHUFT acute sites. You will work in a team of salaried and volunteer Chaplains to offer an integrated service to the whole hospital community. As a full member of the EKHUFT Chaplaincy team, the post-holder will share with ecumenical and inter-faith colleagues in training and the development of wider work within the Trust. There may also be opportunities for occasional weekend working, as required.The post is open to ordained Ministers and pastoral careers with relevant qualifications that are in good standing with their community, and have at least three years’ experience of providing spiritual care in times of crisis, illness and loss.

For further details / informal visits contact Revd Christopher White (Head of Chaplaincy Services) on 01843 234287 or email  or Laura Wayman (Secretary) on 01843 234273.

Part-time Children and Families Worker/Minister (CFM)

Approx 20 hours per week

St John the Baptist, Swalecliffe with Chestfield (

An exciting and rare opportunity.

We are a small traditional church with a long history, set within a well defined established community and part of the thriving Whitstable team of churches.

We have an average Sunday attendance of 35-45 adults, now with a regular fortnightly Brunch Club for children, weekly Noisy Church for parents and toddlers, and monthly Café Church. One-off events (e.g. Christingle, Crib services, craft workshops) are well supported and we have very good links with our local Scout groups who attend regular parade services with their families in large numbers.

The post of CFM was created here in 2015 and has borne fruit beyond our expectations. The applicant will be expected to develop and build on what now exists while also being open to new opportunities to serve our local families. They will have the backing of a supportive congregation and priest, and the assistance of an established team of volunteers.

Formal qualifications are not essential, but the successful applicant would be expected to have relevant experience. Training and mentoring support available.

Full details, job description and application form are available from

Applications, using the form available via the above link, should be made by email please to no later than Wednesday 22 May.

Interviews:  Thursday 30 May 2019.

There is a genuine occupation requirement for the post-holder to be a Christian.

This post is subject to an advanced DBS disclosure.

Church Administrator

Part time – 15 hours a week, permanent post

Salary – £7052 per annum

We are looking for a Church Administrator to provide support to the Vicar and Wardens and facilitate the smooth running of our Church.

You will be a committed and prayerful Christian, ideally with administrative and office work experience and certainly with good and accurate IT skills. You should be able to communicate well and be a team player. Experience of how an Anglican church functions is desirable. Energy and enthusiasm is essential!

To discuss this post, and for a job description and application form please contact Revd Steve Bradford, Vicar, on 01303 211037, email:

Closing date: 29 May 2019

Children Youth and Families Minister

Part time – 20 hours a week, 3 year contract

Salary – £10,027 per annum

We are looking for a Children, Youth and Families Minister to lead and develop our work amongst children, young people and their families here at St John’s and in the parish we serve.

You will have a love for Jesus, lots of go in you, an affinity with children and young people, and a real desire to see them start a lifetime relationship with the Lord.  A key aim will be to build strong children’s and youth groups in St John’s Church.  You will be helped in this by the links that have been forged over the last few years with local primary schools.

You will be a person of prayer.

To discuss this post, and for a job description and application form please contact Revd Steve Bradford, Vicar, on 01303 211037, email:

Closing date: 29 May 2019

Organist, St Michael's, Harbledown

Full or part-time Organist Required

SUNDAYS: 10.30am Sung Mass
Occasional Sung services on Weekday Festivals

Small but keen Adult Choir

Please apply to Fr Peter Harnden on 01227 479377

Kennington, Music Co-ordinator

St Mary’s, Kennington, is seeking to appoint a Music Co-ordinator (Organist, Pianist or Keyboardist) to continue the work and life of the music within their local church district and parish.

Job Description:

  • Directing robed Choir (including weekly rehearsal), accompanying the congregation and overseeing musical activity within the Church
  • Overseeing Christian Copyright Licensing International regulations
  • Producing Hymn rotas, anthems and settings in conjunction with Team Vicar for services within the Church

For any further information, please contact:



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