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Pastoral Graduate Chaplaincy - September 2024

Location: Ampleforth College

Hours: Full time, term time only

Closing Date: Thursday 9th May 2024, Midday

Interview Date: Friday 17th May 2024

Founded in 1802 and set in a beautiful Yorkshire valley, Ampleforth College is the world’s foremost Catholic boarding school, welcoming girls and boys of all faiths aged 11-18. Each student’s unique talents are recognised and nurtured within a welcoming community rooted in Benedictine values.

We wish to appoint, for September 2024, an outstanding, enthusiastic, committed and responsible graduate with a good degree whose principal duty will be to help develop the central chaplaincy provision for students. The successful candidate will be a practising Catholic with relevant experience of working with young people and within the Church. For an outstanding candidate, the one year graduate programme may be extended for a further year or two years.

You will be provided with a salary, full-board accommodation, access to an on-site gym, as well as significant opportunities for continuing professional development.

This is a residential position and the role involves assisting with duties in the boarding houses and around the College. The successful candidate should be able to show initiative and commitment, work well with all age groups and be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

In return, we have a great benefits package to offer, which includes:

  • Annual closed periods between Christmas and New Year
  • Choice of hot and cold meals during working hours
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme with Legal and General (Employer contribution matched up to a maximum of 8%)
  • Death in Service Gratuity
  • A generous Bounty scheme for referral of new staff
  • Discounted on-site Gym membership
  • Free car parking on site
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Staff Lodging (where available)
  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • 10% Staff Discount at Ampleforth Abbey Shop and Tearooms

Should you have any questions regarding this position or would like further information, please contact Gabrielle Foster (Lay Chaplain) or the HR Team at or by telephoning 01439 766793

Please return completed application forms to

St Laurence Education Trust and Ampleforth College are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people. They expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and will ensure that all recruitment and selection practices and procedures reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks.

A Compass for Life

Full Boarding & Day School for students aged 11 to 18