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Chaplain of the Hill Colleges

Durham, United Kingdom
£29,605 - £36,024 per annum
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

The Role and the Department

The Colleges and Student Experience Division includes the 15 Maintained Colleges, Experience Durham, the Student Support and Wellbeing Directorate, and the Wider Student Experience Operations Directorate.

The Chaplain will lead in the provision of pastoral, spiritual and religious support to all members of the Collingwood, Grey, Trevelyan and Van Mildert College communities and to support staff and students of all faiths, beliefs and worldviews. They will be involved in a wide range of activities aimed at furthering the College and University strategy, especially in relation to the personal development of students and the future development of the Colleges. They will work closely with the student support team within the Colleges in partnership with the Student Support and Wellbeing Directorate, and will be line-managed by the University's Lead Chaplain.

The post is part funded for four years by the Diocese of Durham. The Diocese requires the Chaplain to be Anglican and open to working collaboratively with the diocesan staff supporting one of the Diocese's key priorities, i.e. Children, Young People and 18-25's.

The Chaplain is expected to be actively engaged in broader College life in all four Colleges, including attending and contributing to College events, some of which take place in the evenings and at weekends.

Please note: Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 15th April 2024

What you are required to submit:

  • A CV
  • A covering letter or statement which shows examples of how you meet all of the criteria within the Person Specification

Contact details

If you would like to have a chat or ask any questions about the role, the Revd Canon Gavin Wort (Lead Chaplain) would be happy to speak to you. Email:

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