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Interim Associate Chaplain (UoS and SNC)

Interim Associate Chaplain at the University of Suffolk (UoS) and Suffolk New College (SNC) (Fixed Term until 31.06.2020)

PURPOSE

To work with the Anglican Chaplain in providing pastoral support and engagement with students and staff within a multi-faith chaplaincy team.

CONTEXT

The University of Suffolk and Suffolk New College are both multi-faith communities and welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds.  The Chaplain will be part of the multi-faith chaplaincy welcoming both staff and students of all faiths and no faith. The Chaplaincy team provides a Faith Shaped Presence consisting of 11 chaplains – representing a variety of faiths including Christian (variety of denominations), Sikh, Jewish, Muslim, Bahai etc…  The team is led by a part time Anglican Chaplain who is supported by the Chaplain; both are employed by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich.  The Chaplaincy works closely with student support services in both institutions and continues to be integral to the University and Suffolk New College.

The Chaplaincy seeks to offer

  • Someone to talk to.
  • Support, advice and information.
  • Space and time for worship and prayer, or just to relax.
  • A safe place where you will be listened to, can explore faith and seek meaning and purpose in life.
  • Connection with local churches / faith communities / student faith groups.
  • Opportunities to celebrate festivals.
  • Activities that explore faiths, values and beliefs.

Closing Date: 12 noon, 23 September 2019

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