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Full Time Chaplain - Full-time

Aletheia Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F41-61-S
  • Posted:31/01/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 10 - £36,866 to £43,011 per annum
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:23/02/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:5th March 2024

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Full Time Chaplain

37 hours per week - Permanent - all year round with generous holiday entitlement

Kent Range 10 - £36,866 to £43,011 per annum

Required to start ASAP

This new post represents an exciting opportunity to shape the future of Chaplaincy at our thriving and popular school.  Our motto ‘All Different, All Equal, All Flourishing’ emphasises our Christian belief that the skills and interests of all pupils should be developed, recognising and valuing each child’s worth and God-given talents. 

We offer an all-through education from early years to sixth form where all children are welcomed, and within which we place educational excellence and our strong Church foundation at the heart of all we do. A Church of England School in the Diocese of Rochester, we maintain excellent links with the Diocesan Board of Education and local churches. Through our vision and ethos, we celebrate our whole school community, a community which reflects the diversity within our home borough of Gravesham. 

Scope of the Role 

The Executive Headteacher will work alongside the Chaplain to shape a distinctive and inclusive role, one that is key to the spiritual life of our school. Supporting the school community in prayer and presence, the chaplain will minister to everyone, including those of all faiths and none. In carrying out this role, our Chaplain will be expected to: 

  • listen to and care for the school; 
  • organise and oversee an engaging and meaningful program of worship; 
  • oversee and deliver the school’s spiritual provision for all; 
  • build relationships with students, staff and other stakeholders to enliven and embody the school’s vision of all different, all equal, all flourishing; 
  • provide opportunities for pastoral staff supervision; 
  • play a key role in SIAMS inspections; 
  • uphold the safeguarding of everyone within the policies of the Trust and the Church of England’s House of Bishops’ statement Promoting a Safer Church. 

Please download the Vacancy Pack below and apply online via MyNewTerm. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should a suitable candidate apply.

Aletheia Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:


Information about the trust

Saint George’s CE School is a thriving educational setting that has served the children of Gravesend since the 17th century. The school is relatively unique as a co-educational, Anglican and an all-through (4-18) school. The school is a warm, caring and highly inclusive place where all members of the community are cared for and valued. The primary phase was added to the school in 2019. Prior to this the secondary phase first became an academy in 2011 and later, in 2014, was one of three founding schools of the Aletheia Academies Trust. The Trust now has 11 schools, 10 of which are primary and the school benefits from the work of the Best Practice Teams in all key areas of school life. The all through school has been inspected once so far under a Section 48, (SIAMS) wherein the effectiveness, character and ethos of the school was judged to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The 2 most recent Ofsted inspections have judged the school to be ‘Good’ with outstanding leadership and management. Both phases are significantly oversubscribed and operate lengthy waiting lists.

The site has been greatly developed and refurbished over the recent years. In addition to the new primary phase building the site has benefited from a new science building, a floodlit 3G sports facility and a £6 million secondary building housing the 6th form, performing arts and core subjects. All facilities are accessible to the entire school community regardless of Key Stage. Some staff teach and support across both phases and subject leaders from all phases work closely together to ensure that there is a cohesive curriculum experience for all pupils during their school journey from Key stage 1 to Key Stage 4 and 5.

Aletheia Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers, governors and Trustees to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks where applicable.  Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders can be found on our website. All new employees, volunteers, governors and Trustees will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR department
  • Address:AAT C/O Saint George's CE School,
    Meadow Road,
    DA11 7LS
  • Telephone: 01474 531480
  • Email: hr@aletheiatrust.org.uk



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.