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Railway Mission offers a number of opportunities for people interested in our work.

Interested in joining our team?

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If you’ve read about or experienced Railway Mission’s work, and feel you have something special to offer, you may like to apply to join our team. From time to time we have vacancies for paid and voluntary full and part-time chaplains, along with posts for support staff. Please see our current vacancies below.

Please note that we are only able to accept applications for advertised vacancies.

Vacancy: Railway Mission Chaplain For Greater Western Area

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 TITLE: RAILWAY CHAPLAIN – 37.5 hrs. p.w. Starting Salary £19,860

Areas of operation: As specified by the Executive Director to meet Mission needs.


*Make and maintain positive contact with Companies and businesses within the Rail Industry at all levels

*To support railway staff affected by railway-related deaths and serious injuries

*Pursue evangelistic contacts with people at all levels within the Rail Industry, their families and others. This will include visiting the workplaces in the Industry such as offices, stations and other installations and sites, home, hospital and Residential/Nursing home visits

*To promote the objects and make known the work of the Railway Mission more widely by addressing the Christian public meetings in Fellowships, Churches and other Groups. This may also involve preaching or conducting Bible Studies

*Other work as directed by the Executive Director, through whom you are responsible to the Board to Trustees

NOTE: Personal qualities for the post are:

*A calling of 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 the Mission’s General Committee/Directors)

*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

*Commitment to set up Network Prayer Groups as opportunities arise

*A working knowledge Microsoft Office package

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Railway Mission
Rugby Railway Station
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Return completed applications or to Liam Johnston Email: Railway Mission or to discuss an advertised vacancy. If you wish to talk in person please contact: Telephone: 07718 971918

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