The University of Bedfordshire Ecumenical Chaplaincy Trust (UBECT), in partnership with the University and the Diocese of St Albans, seeks to appoint a Lead Chaplain to co-ordinate and oversee the development of a vibrant Chaplaincy for the University, working closely with its Community and Faith team, Student Services and Human Resources on initiatives to support student and staff well-being.

The role is based primarily in Bedford and Luton, but will involve travel to other University locations.

We seek a committed Christian of any denomination who

  • Has experience in a Christian ministry, lay or ordained.
  • Is committed to an ecumenical and multi-faith (and no faith) approach, with a solid understanding of other faiths and traditions.
  • Has strong communication, pastoral and leadership skills, with experience in team-building and planning.
  • Is confident, empathetic, self-motivated and reliable, including when working under pressure.
  • Has theological and pastoral training or experience.
  • Will bring theological insight to contribute to the life of the University

Salary:                                    £38,000 pa

Deadline for applications:    Monday 27th February 2023

Interview Date:                      21st March 2023

As the role holder will be working for a Christian charity leading a multi-faith chaplaincy to the students and staff of the University of Bedfordshire, they are required to be a Christian, we welcome applications from members of any Christian Church.

For further information including a Job Description and Application Form, please contact

Mrs Tricia Reed, PA to the Archdeacon of Bedford

by email archdbedpa@stalbans.anglican.org or telephone 01727 818167

Jobs 27 Feb 2023 The role is based primarily in Bedford and Luton but will involve travel to other University locations. 38000 Full-time