Anglican Chaplain - HMP Fosse Way

Job Req ID:  286712
Posting Start Date:  22 Sep 2023

Leicester, Leicestershire, GB, LE18 4TN

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 

Anglican Chaplain - HMP Fosse Way

Leicestershire, LE18 4TN

Salary – Up to £30,000

Permanent (40 hours)


Here at Serco, we are looking for an Anglican Chaplain to join the team at our new prison, HMP Fosse Way.

The Anglican Chaplain is to work as part of the Multi-Faith team in ensuring that all prisoners are able to participate in worship and other activities in pursuance of their religious convictions and provides pastoral and faith specific care to prisoners and staff.


The successful candidate will engage with and build contacts with their own faith community towards aiding the resettlement of offenders, will provide for the religious care of prisoners and staff in the faith tradition including sacramental provision as appropriate and pastoral care for all as required, irrespective of faith or tradition.


Some of the other responsibilities of the Anglican Chaplain are as follows:

  • Act as Faith/Belief adviser in the establishment providing advice, pastoral care and spiritual welfare to prisoners, staff and their families as requested.
  • Plan and lead worship/meditation/meditation, prayer and faith/belief specific meetings. Be part of the provision of available and accessible chaplaincy care at all times.
  • Facilitate and deliver opportunities for worship/meditation/meditation, study and religious programmes. Work collaboratively with other Chaplains and Managing Chaplain on the maintenance and provision of facilities for worship/meditation and prayer.
  • Contribute towards the development of local policy, procedures and practice.
  • Provide pastoral care to prisoners and help to provide support and bring resolution to crisis situations where required. Provide mentoring and personal support for other chaplains and volunteers including following incidents.
  • Nurture Chaplaincy volunteers in their contribution.
  • Facilitate services provided by contractors and volunteers.
  • Be proactive in forging links with their local faith/belief communities and other agencies, as relevant and consider ways in which these communities/agencies may become involved in mentoring prisoners on release. Undertake wider faith/belief community Ministerial Reviews, where appropriate.
  • Participate in developing ways for improving and achieving targets as required, undertake and ensure that all relevant administration, data collection and analysis including relevant targets are collated.
  • Assist in Probation Approved Premises (APs),  with offenders on release into the community, those serving community sentences or other HMPPS funded community initiatives by agreement.



What you will need to do the role


Ordained Bishop, Priest or Deacon

  • Be an ordained member of the Anglican Communion (or of churches part of the Porvoo Agreement).
  • Will normally need to have been in Holy Orders for a minimum of three years.
  • Have formal endorsement in the form of the licence of the Diocesan Bishop



Reader, Religious Brother/Sister, Church Army Evangelist

  • Be a Reader (as set out in Canon E4 of The Canons of the Church of England or direct equivalent in other Anglican provinces).
  • Be a Religious sister or brother, Church Army Evangelist or other appropriately qualified or licensed minister in the Anglican tradition, subject to agreement from the Anglican Bishop to HM Prisons.
  • Have formal endorsement in the form of the licence of the Diocesan Bishop (Evidence required before appointment).


All must have:

  • signed the Church of England documentation on mutual flourishing or Church in Wales equivalent;
  • demonstrable knowledge of Anglican theology and religious practice; 
  • formal endorsement from the HMPPS Anglican Faith and Belief Adviser confirming eligibility and suitability; and DBS clearance and up to date safeguarding training.

Why Serco 

  • Meaningful and vital work – We look after around 5,000 prisoners in our prisons and been in the business for 25 years, employ 2,000 colleagues in our 6 custodial contracts so you can guarantee you’ll be delivering an essential service that touch people’s lives. 
  • A world of opportunity - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways. 
  • Great people - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer:


  • Competitive salary and pension contribution
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion