Muslim Chaplain - part time, 8 hours per week

Posted 20 Mar 2020


Peterborough (Education / Training / Instruction)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Education / Training / InstructionRecruiter Reference:SDX/TP/RF4659/ND
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:7887.36 - 7887.36

HMP Peterborough are recruiting for a Muslim Chaplain.

You will serve as a member of a multi-faith Chaplaincy team and assist with Friday Prayers, groups, pastoral support and generic Chaplaincy duties. You will help to ensure that the diverse religious and spiritual needs of the prison community are met.

HMP/YOI Peterborough is the country’s only purpose-built prison for both male and female prisoners (kept separate at all times), including a 12-place mother and baby unit. We are committed to offering education and development programmes to provide residents with the skills required to enter employment on release, so reducing the chances of further offending. Providing creative outlets, such as workshop activities, helps to equip those in custody for when they are released. We use ‘Restorative Approaches’ to bring people in conflict into dialogue. Using a skilled and structured process, those who have been harmed have an opportunity to be heard and those that have caused the harm are held to account for what they have done. We have strong links with the community outside through a variety of partnerships, including our outreach activity Outside Links’ offering support and advice to both residents and their families.

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Job Description

£7887.36 - 8 hours per week working every Friday.

20 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro-rated), pension, free meals on duty and free on-site parking.

Main Responsibilities
  • Promote and encourage the observance of religious faith and be a focus of unity within a diverse setting.
  • Complete generic duties ie visiting new receptions, the hospital wing and the Care and Separation Unit as necessary and responding to applications from prisoners.
  • Lead and participate in Friday Prayers and study groups.
  • Liaise with outside Faith leaders and agencies and encourage volunteer involvement with Chaplaincy activities.
  • Work as a team member encouraging and supporting other members of the Chaplaincy team and to play a full part in the prison’s work, education and resettlement activities.
The Ideal Candidate


  • An approved Imam able to work within a multi-faith ecumenical team.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively
  • Able to provide short-term counselling and care for prisoners, their families and staff of all faiths and none.


  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Have a non-judgemental, calm and confident approach.
  • Ability to learn from and co-operate with other agencies in the prison.
About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 5 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.

How to Apply

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