Vacancy: Bishop's Chaplain


The Bishop of Newcastle wishes to appoint a full-time Chaplain to this senior role, to work alongside her and offer personal, spiritual, research, and administrative support.

This is a multifaceted, constantly changing, senior post. Responsibilities involve, but are not limited to:

  • sharing and promoting the Bishop’s vision for the diocese, including a role in the implementation of strategy
  • being a sounding board on all sorts of issues, and undertaking research and the preparation of briefing materials
  • supporting the Bishop in the pastoral care of clergy
  • representing the Bishop in a range of settings
  • proactive management of a variety of meetings and relationships
  • working with others to resource and support the liturgical role of the Bishop

This post is subject to an occupational requirement that the holder be a clerk in holy orders of the Church of England under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.

Download Detailed Job Description here

Download Application Form here

Completed application forms should be returned by email to or by post to The Bishop’s Secretary, Bishop’s House, 29 Moor Road South, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1PA

Closing date for applications: 9am on 10th August
Interviews: 7th September


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