Posted: July 9, 2024


Royal Hospital School



Employment Type

Full Time, Permanent

Start Date

October 2024

Closing Date

27 August 2024

The Royal Hospital School is a leading independent co-educational boarding and day school for ages 11 to 18, set in 200 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour.

The Royal Hospital School has been ranked as one of the ‘Top Independent Schools in East Anglia’ by The Sunday Times, is the only independent school in Suffolk to be included in the Tatler Schools Guide 2023 and received the highest grading possible in the most recent ISI inspection.

The Royal Hospital School is a modern, forward-thinking school anchored on 300 years of history and achievement.

The Royal Hospital School has the following vacancy required as soon as possible:


The role of Chaplain at the Royal Hospital School is an excellent opportunity for an ordained minister of the Church of England to play a major pastoral role in our busy school community, by leading the spiritual life of the School, and affirming the Christian foundation within a richly diverse, multi-cultural and multi-faith community of boarding and day pupils.

Applicants should have a strong pastoral heart, an enthusiasm for working with young people and a keen desire to develop and support the spiritual life of the whole-school community. The Chaplain is responsible, alongside the Senior Leadership Team, for the spiritual leadership of the School.

A commitment to the wider life of the school, either as a teacher or in some other capacity, is an essential component of the role of Chaplain at RHS. The successful applicant will be expected to take an interest in the wider school community of parents, alumni, and partner organisations, encouraging kindness, compassion and charity, and supporting the spiritual life of the whole community.

Closing date for applications: 09:00 on Tuesday 27 August 2024


Interviews will be held: w/c 2 September 2024

Applications should be made online via TES following the ‘apply’ link. To see details of other vacancies please visit our website .

Please also send a covering letter to

If you have any queries, please contact the HR Department on or 01473 326200.

For more information about the Royal Hospital School, please visit

The Royal Hospital School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share our commitment. Employment is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974