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 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