Addenbrookes Hospital seeks new full-time Chaplain

Here is the text of the advert just placed by Cambridge University Hospitals Trust. A real opportunity for a change-of-direction “career” move for local clergy.



Band 6
Main area



Band 6




Full Time 37.5 hours per week

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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Addenbrookes Hospital – Corporate




£26,565 to £35,577 p.a. pro rata


27/07/2017 23:59

Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Quality Care Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.
We are looking to appoint an experienced Chaplain who is able to work flexibly and creatively to deliver effective pastoral and spiritual care within an acute Trust that is investing in its chaplaincy service.
The chaplains work closely with bereavement officers, an experienced team of chaplaincy volunteers, as well as with a range of other staff. They are expected to be involved in multi-disciplinary team meetings and Trust-wide strategic groups. The applicant will therefore need to have demonstrable team working skills.
You will have a proven record of pastoral experience, have worked within a healthcare environment and have excellent communication/interpersonal skills.
Interviews are due to take place on 30th August 2017.
Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Where a DBS Disclosure is an essential requirement for any role at band 6 or above, the successful candidate will be required to pay the associated cost which ranges between £29.50 – £47.50 dependent on the level of the check required. The Trust will arrange for the DBS Disclosure to be undertaken at the point of conditional offer. The fee will be deducted from the successful candidate’s salary in the second month of employment.

The Trust recommends you consider subscribing to the DBS Update Service; subscribing to the Update Service and keeping your subscription up-to-date could save you both time and money and mean that you do not need to apply for a DBS check in the future.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Derek Fraser, Lead Chaplain on 01223 217769 or

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 217038