Job opportunity

Chaplaincy (Spiritual Care Lead)


37.5 hours per week


£31,100 – £34,710 p.a. depending on depth and variety of experience

Closing date: 29 November 2021

About the role

We’re looking for an approachable, encouraging and compassionate Chaplain/Spiritual Care Lead with significant experience working in healthcare to join our specialist Patient and Family Support Team and lead the practice of pastoral, spiritual and religious care at both our Adult and Children’s Hospices.

Working as part of the multidisciplinary team, the Chaplain/Spiritual Care Lead is an integral part of the holistic care provided to people and their families at both our Adult and Children’s Hospices.

The pastoral care lead provides specialist expertise to help staff address the spiritual needs of patients and families. You will be the Lead for the practice of pastoral, spiritual and religious care. With experience of working within a healthcare setting, you will lead and develop our contemporary pastoral and spiritual care service, meeting the needs of patients, families and carers of all backgrounds and beliefs. You will work well within a multi-disciplinary team and will enjoy teaching and being involved in the recruitment, support and supervision of a pastoral care assistant and pastoral care volunteers.

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About us

St Barnabas Hospices offers specialist palliative care through two hospices: St Barnabas House adult hospice in Worthing and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice near Arundel in Sussex.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer various family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.


  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate rate gym membership.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer, we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding. The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.

Apply today

For an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit, please contact Caroline Young; Head of Family Support Services on tel: 07775941082 or by emailing

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