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University Chaplain

  • Full time
  • £48,350 – £56,021
  • Glasgow (On site)
  • Closing 23rd May 2024

  • Advertised from 25th April 2024
  • This post is full time (35 hours per week) and open ended (permanent). Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
  • Vacancy Reference: 144309


This post is full time (35 hours per week) and open ended (permanent). Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 572 years. Today, we are one of the world's top 100 universities and ranked 13th in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Impact Rankings 2023, demonstrating that we are not only one of the best universities in the United Kingdom, but one of the best universities for the world. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.

In line with the University Strategy, World-Changers Together: World Changing Glasgow 2025, we aspire to provide the opportunity for students and colleagues to develop their full potential. Our people centered values govern our behaviours as we work together for the good of the university and in support of our community, which is made up of circa 35,000 students and 10,000 staff.

As a key member of the Student Wellbeing & Inclusion Team, and in partnership with People and Organisational Development, the University Chaplain leads the spiritual life of the institution, providing pastoral support to all members of our diverse University community.

Besides officiating at services of Christian worship in the Memorial Chapel, the role-holder is the leader of the University’s interfaith Chaplaincy which includes volunteer faith contacts from a range of denominations, faith backgrounds and positions. The Chaplain represents and fosters the spirituality and tradition of the Christian faith while acknowledging and affirming other faith traditions, seeking to build connections, mutual understanding and inclusivity. Given the University’s ethnic diversity and religious plurality, the Chaplaincy team works with a variety of faith groups and leaders to offer spiritual care for students and staff of all faiths and none.

The Chaplaincy is a welcoming space at the heart of our campus. The Memorial Chapel is used for a wide range of events, both religious and secular. At the same time, the services held in the Chapel are Christian and, as officiating minister, the Chaplain is required to belong to one of the mainstream Christian denominations. For this reason, the role is exempt from the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

Application notes

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Closing Date: 23 May 2024

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community

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