May 12, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
We require an inspirational and forward-thinking Chaplain (Lay or Religious) from September 2023.
Salary is dependent upon skills and experience of the appointed candidate.
Working Pattern
Part time / Full time • Permanent • Start date: September 2023
Closing Date
June 05, 2023


We require an inspirational and forward-thinking Chaplain (Lay or Religious) from September 2023. The position is part-time although full-time hours may be considered for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will have experience of or a suitable qualification for a chaplaincy role in a Catholic school and will take on significant responsibility for the Faith Life of the school. You will support students and staff, helping them through day-to-day challenges and offering counselling as needed. You will also work closely with various departments and Governors preparing a variety of liturgy across the school year.

This is an exciting time to become part of our dynamic team. Situated in the heart of Reading, St Joseph’s College is the leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 in Berkshire.

For us, success is about more than just exam results or awards. We celebrate each pupil as an individual, and aspire for them to leave St Joseph’s as mature and confident citizens, ready to tackle life head on with energy and vigour.

You will combine an inspiring approach to teaching with excellent communication skills, a passion for the subject and a commitment to promoting high standards. You will be fully supportive of the College Catholic tradition and expected to contribute to the full life of the School.

For further details about the school please visit our website or contact our HR Coordinator.

Applicants for this post need to complete the application form and return it together with a covering letter to or alternatively sent by post to

Mrs Guest, HR Coordinator, St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5JT. Electronic application is encouraged and preferred.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 5 June 2023

Interviews: Are likely to take place the following week

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  

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