Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Hospice Team Chaplain

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
22.5 per week
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Sobell House
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
01/12/2017 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


We are looking for a skilful chaplain and sensitive team player to support the spiritual, pastoral, and religious needs of hospice patients, their carers and staff. The new part-time post-holder will work alongside a full-time colleague to provide an integrated service in the Sobell House day hospice and inpatient unit. As a full member of the Oxford University Hospitals chaplaincy team, the post-holder will share with ecumenical and inter-faith colleagues in training and development for wider work within the Trust, including a share in emergency on-call provision.

The post is open to ordained or non-ordained ministers and pastoral carers with a relevant qualification and significant experience of providing spiritual care at times of illness and loss.

For an informal discussion please contact Margaret Whipp on 01865 235449 or email margaret.whipp@ouh.nhs.uk or Graham Sykes on 01865 225779.

Interviews will be held on Friday December 15th 2017.

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Applicant requirements

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

Margaret Whipp on 01865 235449 or email margaret.whipp@ouh.nhs.uk or Graham Sykes on 01865 225779.

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 743467