Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Lead Chaplain

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 per week
Job ref
Trust wide
£31.696 - £41,787 per annum
03/05/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Lead Chaplain

Band 7

Full time post 37.5 Hours with on call duties

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Chaplain for ecumenical and inter-faith pastoral, spiritual and religious care, to lead the chaplaincy team.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an experienced healthcare chaplain to lead our well-established team of professional chaplains and volunteers.

This is a full-time post with responsibility for a diverse team covering the group of acute hospitals that includes the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Sobell House Hospice, Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, and the Horton General Hospital.

The chaplaincy service is deeply embedded in clinical practice and has developed strong partnerships in the universities and local theological colleges.

The post is open to ordained or non-ordained ministers or pastoral carers with well-developed leadership skills, organisational ability, and proven depth of health care chaplaincy experience.


The specification for this role includes:

·         First level degree or preferably Masters level in an appropriate qualification

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and being able to communicate at all levels

·         Ability to demonstrate compassionate excellence within spiritual care


Closing - 03-05-18


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

For an informal discussion or visit, please contact Margaret Whipp on 01865 235449 or email margaret.whipp@ouh.nhs.uk.

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