June 7, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a College Chaplain from January 2025, or from a suitable start date in the autumn term for a candidate who is available to start earlier.
Winchester offers a generous benefits package.
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
July 07, 2024


We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a College Chaplain from January 2025, or from a suitable start date in the autumn term for a candidate who is available to start earlier. William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, founded the College in 1382, specifying the need for three chaplains, as still exists today, and links with his cathedral remain strong.

The successful candidate must be in Anglican holy orders and in full communion with the Church of England. They will be a graduate and have a proven ability to teacher to a high standard in one or more of the academic subjects offered at Winchester College. Essential to the role will be a profound pastoral commitment, with the passion, faith and stamina to minister in good times and bad to a large community of 750 pupils and several hundred staff.

The new Chaplain will take a full pastoral, liturgical, and catechetical role within a chaplaincy team, which currently comprises the Dean of Chapel, the Revd Dr Hester Jones, a College Chaplain, a Senior Lay Chaplain, a College Curate (who is a housemaster) and a Verger. The chaplains are expected to take a full part, with the Dean of Chapel, in the planning, organising and leading of school worship, and to assist in the pastoral and spiritual care of all pupils. The Dean of Chapel in turn, sits on the school’s Pastoral Support Group, representing the Chaplaincy team, and meets regularly with the Second Master to share in the pastoral oversight of the school at large.

About Winchester College 

Winchester College is a boarding and day school. In September 2022, the College welcomed 40 day boys and girls into the Sixth Form, and will continue to do so over time, expanding the entry each year to include girl boarders in due course.

Situated in the heart of Winchester and within easy reach of London, there are few schools in the world which can claim to be as historic, distinguished, and beautiful as Winchester College.

Terms and Applications 

Winchester offers a generous benefits package, including pension and private health care and access to on-site sports facilities, with wider support available for wellbeing and development.

For full details on the above post and to apply please click here.

Closing date for applications: Monday 10 June 2024 at 9am. 

Only applications completed on the school website will be accepted. Please attach a full CV with your application and send a covering letter to

Please note that applications will be dealt with as they arrive. Winchester College reserves the right to close the application process early should a suitable candidate be found.

Interviews are expected to take place during w/c 10 or 17 June 2024. 

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the recruitment process, please email

Those wishing for an informal conversation about this role are invited to speak to the Dean of Chapel, the Headmaster or Second Master, first contacting Rebecca Meads, Senior HR Manager in the HR Department,

Further information about the school can be found at

(No agencies please) 

Diversity and Inclusion 

Winchester College is a truly international community that celebrates everyone’s individuality, talents and potential and offers regular training and career development opportunities. We embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are committed to promoting a fair and supportive environment for all our employees. We work hard to create a culture where different perspectives are valued and our staff feel valued for their individuality, and share a sense of belonging. Our aim is to reflect the diverse nature of society and of our pupil body.


Winchester College 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, and obtaining an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services certificate. Staff will receive appropriate safeguarding training which is regularly updated.


Both staff and pupils at Winchester College are committed to being the most sustainable school possible. You can learn more about our goal of creating a more sustainable school here.

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