Pioneering School Chaplain

Diocese of Guildford

The Diocese of Guildford has an exciting opportunity for two dynamic and vibrant Pioneering School Chaplains to join our Youth Catalyst Programme Team. The roles are school based either at Esher High or Jubilee High (Addlestone).

Working closely with the schools, parishes, the local communities and the Diocese, the Pioneering School Chaplains will pioneer missional activity of young people in and around the secondary school Hubs, introducing young people to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging them in their discipleship.

The roles will involve establishing new mission and discipleship activities in the schools, establishing termly worship gatherings, building links with churches and other youth ministries, and supporting apprentice youth leaders in the area.

Successful applicants will be qualified in Theology, youth ministry or youth work with experience in missional youth ministry, working in secondary schools and the ability to lead worship gatherings.

The position will require some travel and the successful applicant will need to hold a UK driving licence and have their own vehicle.

Please refer to Job Description for the full details of the responsibilities of the Pioneering School Chaplain.

Benefits of the role include:

  • Competitive salary within the Charity Sector
  • Hybrid working
  • A 15% non-contributory pension/life assurance provision
  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Learning and development opportunities

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to send a detailed covering letter, along with your CV, outlining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the person specification as detailed in the job description. Applications without a cover letter cannot be considered. Applications should be submitted through the following link: Job Openings (

For more information, please find the full job description below. If you would like further information, please contact 

This role carries an occupational requirement to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

The Diocese of Guildford take our responsibility for the safeguarding of children and adults seriously. Our recruitment processes reflect this commitment.

The Diocese of Guildford encourages UK Minority Ethnic/Global Majority Heritage applicants for all roles to ensure that we reflect the racial diversity of the community we are part of.

Closing date: 14th April, 2024 at 00:00

Interview date: 3rd May, 2024

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