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Job Reference: 6980
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Other
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £32,227.49
Location: BRIDGEND
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: 26/07/2018

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Prison Chaplain

HM Prison & YOI Parc, Bridgend

Salary : £32,227.49 per annum

Full-time (40 hours per week)

As the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in over 100 countries and more than 610,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company. We’re bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, cutting-edge projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for Chaplain to join our team at HMP Parc, a category B prison, In Bridgend, South Wales, , currently holding over 1600 men and young people in a secure but modern environment.


To ensure compliance with the Prison Service Instruction on Faith and Pastoral Care of Prisoners by working collaboratively with other members of the Chaplaincy team.

To provide for the religious and pastoral care of prisoners and specifically your faith tradition

To be a resource to management on faith specific issues


  • Meditation, preaching, teaching in accordance with your faith tradition
  • The provision of resources pertinent to your faith tradition, within the constraints of the prison budget
  • Creation of opportunities for faith sharing (not proselytising) and organising special events.
  • Developing and maintaining collegiate relationships within the Chaplaincy team and attendance of team meetings
  • Maintaining a Chaplains Journal of duties performed and actions taken
  • Keeping accurate administrative records in accordance with G4S prison requirements and Prison Service directives.
  • Developing a role within the total life of the prison promoting moral and spiritual values in accordance with your faith
  • Contributing to achieving an acceptable or better rating in any Religion audit
  • Pastoral care of prisoners, including interviewing new Receptions, Discharges, visiting  those located in the Safer Custody Unit and those segregated under prison rules
  • Responding to prisoner applications and offering ministry to the suicidal and the bereaved
  • Group instruction and provision of offending behaviour programmes using a variety of media e.g music, information technology etc
  • Creation of opportunities for faith sharing (not proselytising) and organising special events.
  • Keeping alive prison family links through the ministry of local faith groups and their representatives
  • Advising the Prison Director and Senior Management Team and representing Chaplaincy on management groups as required
  • Facilitating visits by local Faith Representatives to see prisoners of their own faith
  • Attendance of training events and conferences as arranged by the prison
  • Contributing to Employee Induction on the work of the Chaplaincy at the establishment

The Ideal Candidate:



  • Formal Faith Based Education and Experience
  • To have experience in leading Pagan worship and teaching
  • To have the support of the NOMS Faith Advisor for Paganism


Technical Education:

Must be IT literate  - Emails, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel



To be agreed with the NOMS Faith Advisor for Paganism


Personal Qualities:

  • Be an effective communicator
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in faith matters
  • Have a commitment to working collaboratively in a Multi-Faith context
  • Have a proven track record of pastoral care, committed to upholding the dignity and worth of others
  • Respect the beliefs and practices of others, irrespective of faith
  • Be committed to continued personal growth, and effective work/life balance i.e. physical health, family life, and professional and spiritual development  


At G4S, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. We are seeking to recruit a caring, pro-active and confident professional to help make a real difference to their lives.

If you join us, you will find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

HMP & YOI Parc is committed to a clean air policy for the wellbeing of its staff, and to protect them from the risks of passive smoking. Our prison is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is not permitted in any area of the establishment. The conveyance of smoking paraphernalia (including tobacco, cigarettes and e-cigarettes) through the Keylock and into the prison will be considered a disciplinary offence under the company’s Disciplinary Policy.

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