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Post date
1 September 2021
Closing date
15 September 2021
34,317 to £36,701 per annum
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Children’s Hospice Chaplain CHAS Band 6
Location: Rachel House
Salary: £34,317 to £36,701 per annum
Contract: Permanent, Full-Time (37.5 hours)
Closing date: Tuesday 14th September

The spiritual journey we join a family on is at the very heart of CHAS. We’re looking for a passionate and creative chaplain to join our team. As an integral force within the team, we need you to deliver an exceptional standard of person-centred, spiritual, religious, cultural and pastoral care to babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions, their families, carers, staff and volunteers, regardless of faith or life stance. There are rarely two days the same and as well as being there at the really hard times, you will support families to be themselves, play, laugh, sparkle, smile, and have treasured moments of joy. Are you up to this unique and vital role?

Although based predominantly in Rachel House, Kinross, this role may include providing chaplaincy support across two children’s hospices and our outreach service.

This post is fulltime however we will consider part time and Job share.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing spiritual and bereavement support to families, both individually and in groups.
  • Conduct or facilitate celebration, funeral and memorial services for babies, children, young people and their families.
  • Lead and conduct the annual Remembering Days and other chaplaincy events and provide an inclusive reflective service for families of all faiths and none.
  • To provide spiritual and bereavement support to families, both individually and in groups.
  • Provide and encourage opportunities for staff to reflect on practice.
  • Establish and maintain good communication links with faith leaders from all religious communities to enable families to receive a spiritually-sensitive service from CHAS
  • To work across the clinical service with other chaplains to provide a service to babies, children, young people and their families.

About You

In order to provide a high standard of spiritual care in our hospices, and to help CHAS achieve its objectives, you will have:

  • Degree in Religious Studies, Theology, Divinity or equivalent.
  • Advanced Communication skills with excellent listening skills
  • Knowledge of a range of faiths gained through a course of study, training or equivalent experience
  • Highly developed communication and counselling skills
  • Experienced in providing support to bereaved families.
  • Experience in managing conflict in families

About CHAS

At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the devastating news that their child has a life-shortening condition. We aim to offer them care and support to empower them to make the most of the time they have together. As a Chaplain, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision and shaping the future of CHAS.

Further Information and How to Apply

Further information about the role and benefits of working for CHAS can be found in the attached documents.

For an informal chat about the position, please contact Amanda Reid, Lead Chaplain, on 01389 722064.

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR Team on by emailing

To be part of the future of CHAS, click ‘Apply now’ to visit our CHAS Careers website and complete our online application form. Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s.

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