Student and Staff Wellbeing

Join the Team

We are always open to receiving applications from interested parties for the role of Chaplain at Newcastle University. We are particularly keen to diversify our Chaplaincy Team to include those from different faith and spirituality backgrounds not currently represented on the team.

Chaplains work as part of the Student Health and Wellbeing Services and in close collaboration with other key Newcastle University and Students’ Union staff, with the aim of ensuring an exceptional student experience to those of all faiths and none. Chaplains form part of the University’s Chaplaincy team led by the Faith and Spirituality Support Coordinator to provide pastoral support that is inclusive and diverse for members of the University community.

This is a voluntary role requiring a consistent time commitment. Chaplains are Guest Staff members of the University and are provided with appropriate support, resources and training.

Chaplain Role Description (PDF:191KB)

Candidates or faith organisations interested in chaplaincy work at Newcastle University are invited to contact the Faith and Spirituality Support Coordinator for further details.

Applications are welcome at any time and will be considered in line with the requirements of the University community at the time.

To apply, please send a covering letter (up to 2 sides of A4) and CV by email with the subject “CONFIDENTIAL – Chaplain Recruitment”. The letter should indicate the time commitment offered, the reason for applying for the role and how you meet the Role Description. Please ensure the letter/CV include contact details (postal, phone and email) for three referees (one referee should be on behalf of the accrediting faith/belief organisation, and one a current or recent employer), indicating whether these may be taken up prior to interview.