School Chaplain

Closing Date: 8 Nov 2021 (Vacancy Closed)

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

School Chaplain

St. Wilfrid’s R.C College

CEO: Mr T.B. Tapping

Executive Headteacher: Mrs F Craik


Applications are invited from practising and committed Catholics for the post of School Chaplain at St. Wilfrid’s R.C College, Temple Park Road, South Shields, NE34 0PH.

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has a growth plan for Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust to serve South Tyneside, Sunderland and East Durham, with a total of 34 schools in the Trust by July 2022. At St. Wilfrid’s R.C. College, we currently have 1343 students on roll.

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust was established in February 2016, currently there are twenty one schools within the Trust with a schedule of additional schools joining each term.  The details of each of the schools currently within the Trust can be found on our website

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust safeguards and protects its students and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with South Tyneside Child Protection Procedures.  Enhanced DBS checks are mandatory for all school staff.

Salary: Band 5, Scale Point 12 £22,183 (pro rata) plus 15% Market Forces Supplement

Start Date: ASAP

Contract: 37 hours per week, term time only


For an application pack please visit our website


Completed application forms should be submitted by email to by 10am on Monday 08 November 2021. Emailed applications are required and CV’s will not be accepted.

For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Mrs Boylan on 0191 4569121


Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 10 November 2021

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17 November 2021

Electronic signatures will be accepted but candidates will be required to add a written signature to their application when circumstances allow.

The position we are filling is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of pre-employment checks.

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Diocesan statement on equal opportunities (002)

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CES School Chaplain Job Description

CES National Standards for School Chaplains

CES Application Forms – Notes to Applicants

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Briefing Note on the Definition of Practising Catholic

This vacancy is now closed.