Vacancy: Part Time Chaplaincy Team Leader Birmingham Airport

CIGB Workplace Chaplaincy Birmingham Solihull are recruiting for a Part-Time Team Leader for the existing Birmingham Airport Chaplaincy Team.

We are looking for a Team Leader with Chaplaincy experience, in good standing with a church community, to help people from diverse backgrounds to flourish within the working context of an airport, and to lead a team of volunteer Chaplains.

To  work 14 hrs/wk flexibly, with on-call availability;  £9,800 plus Pension Contribution

Closing Date for applications: 26 October 2017  

Information about the role, Job Description and  Application form are available at www.cigb.org.uk/vacancies

More information: contact   peter.sellick@cigb.org.uk    (07746 299676)

Vacancy – Deputy Senior Waterways Chaplain

Waterways Chaplaincy are looking for a Part -Time Deputy Senior Waterways Chaplain for the North of England. 20 hrs/wk at £35k pro rata.

Waterways Chaplains are catalysts in the waterways communities,
bringing about short and long term personal transformation – emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Info: www.waterwayschaplaincy.org.uk/vacancy-deputy-senior-chaplain-waterways/

Why Chaplaincy?

Our new Autumn addition of WorkPlace People, our Workplace Chaplains give inspiring stories about their calling to the Chaplaincy role, such as:

“… to help people know that they matter to God”

“.. it give me life.. the Kingdom of God is all around us and waiting to be discovered”

“Chaplaincy can bridge gaps that appear insurmountable”

What do you think of chaplaincy?

Local Church provides New Workplace Chaplaincy to Sports Direct

Workplace Chaplaincy Derbyshire have started a new chaplaincy service to Sports Direct HQ and Distribution centre in Shirebrook.

Revd Karen Bradley, a new Church of England Vicar, wanted to find a way to serve those who worked at Sports Direct. Some thought the church should protest against the employer. Others wanted a different way of engaging.

Ecumenical colleagues decided to try to set up a space for Sports Direct staff to speak and be heard, and managers at Sports Direct welcomed the proposal. The chaplaincy hopes to grow with more volunteers and time.

The chaplains provide a listening and support service, and also provide opportunities for prayer and reflection. Following the London terrorist attacks they set up a prayer tree, to which the staff attached ribbons on which they had written prayers.

UK Team Leaders Meet-Up

Workplace Chaplaincy Team Leaders from across the UK are meeting up on 26 June to learn from each others growth, and develop training programmes for new voluntary workplace chaplains. How do we share the good news of Workplace Chaplaincy with our communities and churches? New teams of chaplains continue to spring up across the country, and there is considerable media interest in chaplaincy as an exciting form of church life.

South Yorkshire Chaplaincy and Listening Service

A new combined chaplaincy and listening service for businesses across the South Yorkshire region has been launched.

South Yorkshire Chaplaincy and Listening Services, will build on the existing services of the Sheffield Sports Chaplaincy and Sheffield Listening Services, led by Revd Baz and Linda Gascoyne. It will offer support to everyone in the workplace, irrespective of their faith.

The new service has been conceived by Sheffield Forgemasters’ former director, Peter Birtles and current Forgemasters’chairman, Tony Pedder. It will also initially incorporate the chaplaincy services for South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and a listening service started at Greystones Medical Centre.

The Chaplaincy and Listening Service will fill a gap created by the demise of the South Yorkshire Workplace Chaplaincy last year. Chairman Tony Pedder said: “The South Yorkshire Workplace Chaplaincy has been a strong feature of life in the Sheffield steelworks during my time at Sheffield Forgemasters and indeed in my previous roles at British Steel and Corus. Its demise was a loss at a time when the industry continues to face an uncertain future. Hence, I view its replacement by a new service as a very welcome development.” 

For a further report see http://www.yorkshirebusinessdaily.co.uk/2017/04/25/south-yorkshire-workplace-chaplaincy-listening-service-launched/

 

The Only Brewery Chaplain in UK?

The Bishop of Lichfield, Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave has been getting a good taste of Workplace Chaplaincy Mission at Marston’s Banks’ Brewery in Wolverhampton.

The Revd Bill Mash, Marston’s Chaplain, together with CEO Ralph Findlay and Beer Company MD Richard Westwood gave the Bishop a tour around Banks’ Brewery and the new head office.

Bill, who is the Black Country Urban Industrial Mission (BCUIM) team leader, wonders if he is the only brewery chaplain in the country?

CEO Ralph Findlay said it was “a pleasure to welcome the Bishop here and to see Bill working with a business in the community. Bill is a great addition to our business and we look forward to continue to work with him for many years to come”.

Bishop Michael  also appreciates Chaplaincy Mission: “It was great to meet workers at Marston’s and see the crucial chaplaincy work that Black Country Urban Industrial Mission are involved in here”.

“Chaplains work on the frontline in factories, businesses, hospitals, schools and many other places throughout our large and varied diocese. They offer a listening ear and support which organisations say plays a significant role in the wellbeing of staff.

“The number of chaplains, whether clergy or lay people, is growing all the time and today’s visit reinforces their importance to the wider church and the people they serve.”