Posted: July 3, 2024

School/Organisation

Glenalmond College

Location

Perth, Scotland

Employment Type

Full Time, Permanent

Start Date

September 2024

Closing Date

25th July 2024

The Position

Glenalmond College, an independent co-educational school with around 350 pupils 12-18 is seeking a Chaplain, a priest of the Anglican Communion, starting in August 2024. She or he will lead the worship in our College Chapel, and provide spiritual care for pupils and staff of a variety of Christian backgrounds, of other faiths, and of no faith.

The College

Founded in 1847 by William Gladstone and others, Glenalmond College is a fully co-educational boarding and day school, set in the stunning Perthshire countryside and enjoying magnificent grounds of over 300 acres in an unrivalled setting at the foot of the Grampian hills. The principal point of entry is at 13 but we have a small Second Form group which is geared towards those transferring at 12 from the Scottish primary system. There are presently four boys’ boarding houses and three girls’ houses.

 

The School has excellent academic and extra-mural facilities. In addition to cricket, rugby and lacrosse pitches , there are tennis courts, squash courts, a grass athletics track and a nine-hole golf course, a swimming pool, a sports hall and an all-weather playing surface. The Robin Thomson Theatre building is the venue for our drama and musical productions. The School has a strong CCF contingent, an outstanding Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, and a Community Service programme which operates locally on a regular basis.

Principal Responsibilities

The Chaplaincy has three main areas of responsibility:

1. As the priest in the community with specific liturgical duties;

2. As a pastoral leader within the community;

3. To uphold the moral values of the College;

 

Terms

The College has its own pay scale and accommodation may be available as part of the role. We can offer you a competitive salary, complimentary refreshments during hours of work, a good working environment as part of a close-knit team, and the possibility of opportunities for the role to grow and develop.  Accommodation may also be available to live on site.

Fee concessions are available for staff children who attend Glenalmond and there are various reciprocal arrangements with local Prep schools.

 

Applications for the post

Glenalmond is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children: applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers/Disclosure Scotland at enhanced level. Appointments will be conditional on references acceptable to the College and sight of original qualification certificates.

All applications must be made on the College Application Form. Please also include a covering letter and CV outlining your suitability for this position.

Detailed information about Glenalmond, together with a copy of this job description and an

application form, can be found at:

https://www.glenalmondcollege.co.uk/about-us/work-for-us

 

Closing date for this post is Friday 25th July at 9am with interviews scheduled on the 5th August, although we reserve the right to interview and appoint at any time in the recruitment process.

 

The email address for applications is