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Chaplain & Interfaith Coordinator

Job title: Chaplain & Interfaith Coordinator

Salary: Currently the full-time salary for this post is in the region of £31,757 per annum (pro-rata for a part-time appointment).The Housing Allowance will be in line with that offered by the Church of England, which is currently £ 13,477 per annum.

Department: Chapel

Closing date and time: 05/05/2024 12:00 pm

The Chaplain & Interfaith Coordinator is responsible for the administration and organisation of the life of the Chapel. The formal duties of the Chaplain are defined by the Statutes of the College.  The Chaplain & Interfaith Coordinator “shall conduct such services (being in such form as may from time to time be authorised by the Church of England) as the Governing Body may direct, and shall, subject to the superintendence of the Principal, have oversight of all religious services performed in the College Chapel”.  The services to be conducted include Holy Communion and Evensong.

There are occasional baptisms, confirmations and weddings in the College Chapel as well as a small number of funerals.  The Chaplain & Interfaith Coordinator also organises Memorial Services when these are called for.  There are a small number of services for alumni, at reunions (“Gaudies”) and on St David’s Day.

The College has a reputation for being progressive and friendly and has championed access for students from backgrounds under-represented at Oxford; this continues to be the focus of our Access and Outreach work. We are seeking a Chaplain & Interfaith Coordinator who will combine the best of the breadth of the Anglican tradition with the provision of care for the student body in line with the College’s progressive and inclusive ethos.

The postholder will play a key role in promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion at the College and ensuring that Jesus College is a welcoming community. Being open-minded, able to relate to others, and working with and supporting students of all faiths and none form an essential part of the role. Collaborative working with chaplains of all faiths across the University is encouraged, and the Chaplain & Interfaith Coordinator must seek to provide support in fresh and innovative ways for students in the Anglican tradition and those from all other faiths, traditions, and religions.

How to apply:

To apply for this role please submit the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A completed application form.
  • A covering letter
  • Completed equal opportunities form.

Applications should ensure they outline the reasons for their interest in the covering letter and provide evidence of how they meet the selection criteria in their application form.

Please return completed applications to HR@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is 5 May 2024.


Ist stage will be held on 24 May 24 this will be on a teams call

2nd stage will be in person on 21 June 24.

Jesus College welcomes and celebrates diversity. We strive towards creating an inclusive environment, where our staff and those associated with the College feel valued and respected. We want them to thrive, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. Our staff are an integral part of our community, and we cherish equally those qualities that make each of us unique, and those that bring us together.