The post has a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the post to be occupied by a practising Christian
This is an exciting opportunity to work for the Railway Mission supporting railway staff in Greater Western Area as a railway chaplain; covering from Paddington out through the network to Oxford, Reading and Salisbury etc. As a chaplain, you will have the experience of working in a diverse secular environment, with sensitivity and integrity.
Vacancy background: We are looking for talented and passionate Christian Chaplains.
The Railway Mission is a Christian Charity (Number 1128024) based in Rugby Warwickshire, providing a Christian Chaplaincy Service to the Rail Industry. Railway Mission Chaplains are part of the National Rail Chaplaincy Service.
Planned Interview Date: TBA
The Railway Mission seeks to develop and provide a consistent, cohesive Chaplaincy team to the Rail Industry. This is an exciting and stimulating work that engages with people of all faiths and none while helping individuals through difficult times and good times.
The Mission recognises that although people may be passionate about the work of a Chaplain and feel that they have a God-given call to the work, the Trustees and Executive Director must also have a sense of that call and therefore will prayerfully consider all applications on their own merit.
JOB DESCRIPTION & JOB TITLE: RAILWAY CHAPLAIN – 37.5 hrs. p.w.
Railway chaplains provide a confidential pastoral service to the rail industry need to comply with industry and legal requirements for confidentiality, safeguarding and data protection and are required to pass British Transport Police vetting.
Pastoral care and support are offered to all staff equally, irrespective of faith, race, ability, sexuality or position within their company.
Areas of operation:
As specified by the Executive Director to meet Railway Mission needs.
- Make and maintain positive contact with companies and businesses within the rail industry at all levels. This is done by constant systematic visits to staff in all network locations for the designated geographical area to build and develop relationships.
- To provide pastoral support for railway staff in their day to day work and home life issues.
- To support staff and members of the public affected by railway-related deaths and serious injuries.
- To communicate the love, care and compassion of the gospel through your pastoral work. This will include visiting industry workplaces such as offices, stations depots and other installations and sites including home, hospital and residential/nursing home visits where required.
- To promote the objects and make known the work of Railway Mission more widely. This can include addressing public meetings in fellowships, churches and other groups.
- To establish railway related prayer and/or study groups where the opportunity arises.
- To provide accurate, detailed and timely activity reports using the provided technologies.
- To understand that communication is an important requirement for the role and respond to requests from Railway Mission line-management and rail staff in a professional and timely manner.
- To undertake other work as directed by the Executive Director, through whom you are responsible to the Board of Trustees
NOTE: Personal qualities for the post are:
- A clear calling by the Lord Jesus Christ to this type of work.
- Sensitivity, awareness and understanding in inter-personal skills
- An ability to organise the work using own initiative (within the parameters of responsibility to the Executive Director and Railway Mission’s Board of Trustees.
- To display evidence of integrity, maturity and spirituality, as well as leadership qualities
- Keenness and urgency in soul winning and evangelism with sensitivity to the working environment
- Ability to work on non-denominational lines with churches and other groups
- Flexibility to work as and when the work demands it, including evenings and weekends
- A working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and general IT literacy.