November 14, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
Winchester College seeks to appoint an Anglican priest as a School Chaplain from either April or September 2023.
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
November 28, 2022


Winchester College seeks to appoint an Anglican priest as a School Chaplain from either April or September 2023, following the departure of the previous post-holder to an incumbency in the Church in Wales. The school was founded by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, in 1382. Wykeham specified the need for three chaplains, as still exists today, and links with his cathedral remain strong. The Headmaster is the school’s Ordinary and the Dean of Chapel leads the chaplaincy team.

The successful candidate must be in Anglican holy orders and must be able to teach to a high standard in one or more of the academic subjects offered at Winchester College. They will possess a strong academic pedigree, demonstrate a profound pastoral commitment, and have the passion, faith and stamina to minister in good times and bad to a community of 700 pupils.

The new Chaplain will take a full pastoral, liturgical, and catechetical role within a chaplaincy team. That team currently comprises the Dean of Chapel, a Senior Lay Chaplain and a further Chaplain (who was ordained deacon in 2022 and will be priested this summer, and who is also taking on a housemastership from September 2023). 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 and meets regularly with the Second Master to share in their pastoral oversight.

Winchester currently has 700 pupils. In September 2022, the College welcomed 40 day pupils, including 17 girls, into the Sixth Form and will continue to do so, over time expanding the entry each year to up to 50 girl boarders. The number of pupils boarding at the College will remain the same.

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. This unparalleled combination attracts pupils from across the world, making Winchester a truly international and diverse community which celebrates and values everyone’s individuality, talents and potential.

Terms and conditions

The post will commence from either April or September 2023, and includes a generous benefits package and access to excellent sports facilities.


For full details on the above post and to apply please visit our website:

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

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

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 28 November 2022.   

Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 1 December 2022.

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.

Further information

Further information about the school can be found at 


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.

Diversity and inclusion

We embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are committed to promoting a fair and supportive environment for all our employees.  We are keen to welcome applications from all applicants that feel that they meet the requirements of the role, regardless of their background and culture.

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