One of the UK’s most inspiring and best-known faith-based organisations is looking for a passionate and meticulousChaplainto be part of the team at Hadleigh Training Centre Essex.
The Salvation Army Hadleigh Farm Estate incorporates the Mission Team, the Hadleigh Training Centre, the Rare Breeds Centre, the Hadleigh Tea Rooms, the Hub visitor centre and a working commercial Farm.
In total, the Estate attracts in excess of 700,000 foot-fall per annum. The work carried out across the Hadleigh Farm Estate reflects The Salvation Army's core Mission, 'Love God, Love Others
As a Chaplain you will be responsible for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, be visibly accessible representative of The Salvation Army and its identity, culture, ethos and associated values. Ensure regular Christian worship takes place including eh celebration of Christian festivals, and to provide opportunities for Christian discovery/discipleship groups.
You will lead Christian prayers, bible study, Mission and Christian mentoring and ensure all those who are connected to the Estate, receive pastoral care/support and spiritual nurture.
Please note this role is 16 hours per week (Monday - Friday 08:30 to 17:00) plus unsociable times.
Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.
Be a visibly accessible representative of The Salvation Army and its identity, culture, ethos and associate values.
Ensure regular Christian worship takes place, including the celebration of Christian festivals, and to provide opportunities for Christian discovery/discipleship groups.
Play an active part in the Mission Journal for the Estate
Establish and maintain meaningful and professional relationships with service users, staff, relatives, visitors and external agencies.
Assess and address the cultural, religious and spiritual needs of other faiths and seek to build cross-community relationships to this end. To provide guidance on multi-faith issues ensuring that the spiritual wellbeing of all is recognised and supported.
Ensure all those who are connected to the Estate, receive pastoral care/support and spiritual nurture.
Meet regularly with the Emerging Mission Officer to review the spiritual programme and continually develop this programme to effectively enable the mission of The Salvation Army
Experience of leading worship and presenting the Gospel in a relevant way
Recognition of being a Soldier in your Corps or Recognition of local Church Membership
The ability to be flexible and adapt your hours to the needs of those you support
Good communication skills, written and verbal, with a wide variety of people
The ability to initiate conversations, be self-motivated and to use your own initiative appropriately
Confidence in your faith and not threatened when it is questioned
The ability to cope in challenging circumstances
Interacted with a variety of client groups
The desire to represent the Salvation Army locally#
Good IT skills
You may have…
Experience of pastoring or counselling
Experience of delivering Christian worship specifically for adults with additional support needs and barriers to learning and employment
The work carried out across the Hadleigh Farm Estate reflects The Salvation Army's core Mission, 'Love God, Love Others'.
Hadleigh Farm has evolved over the last 122 years. Covering 950 acres, today we incorporate a Commercial Working Farm, Training Centre for adults with additional support needs, Tea Rooms, The HUB Cafe, Rare Breeds Centre and Mission Team. We are a place of natural beauty, committed to environmental and social progress, and home to an English Heritage site.
We combine our commitment to environmental conservation with family fun at our rare breeds centre. People of all ages will love our rare sheep, ponies, pigs and poultry.
So if you are interested in nature or history, whether you want a place for treasured family memories watching your children our sheep and goats or are simply looking to immerse yourself in the idyllic English countryside then Hadleigh Farm Estate is perfect for you.