Required from: As soon as possible
Location: Central team based in Middlesbrough with schools located across Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Salary:  £30,153 – £34,538  – depending on experience

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Lead Lay Chaplain will support the CEO in the efficient and effective delivery of the Trust’s strategic aims of developing Lay Chaplaincy provision and fulfilling the Trusts’ core purpose of ensuring that all pupils and staff have the opportunity to explore, grow and develop their faith and are touched by the love of Jesus Christ.

Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust is a family of 21 primary schools, four secondary schools, a sixth form and teaching school from across the north of the Diocese of Middlesbrough. With more than 9,000 pupils and 1,200 staff, the Trust is now the North-East’s largest Catholic Trust and the second largest Catholic Multi-Academy Trust in the UK.

At Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust, we offer:

  • A strong Catholic ethos where pupils enjoy and achieve
  • A welcoming, orderly and caring school community
  • An attractive learning environment with quality resources
  • A Leadership Team, Staff and Governors who are dedicated, talented and highly motivated
  • An opportunity to develop, innovate and drive excellence across our four secondary schools
  • A commitment to professional and personal development

The successful candidate will:

  • Act as an advocate for the Trust, its mission and values, in forming and developing effective strategic partnerships with national bodies, other faith institutions, the Diocese of Middlesbrough, business and the wider Catholic and local community
  • Develop Lay Chaplaincy provision across the Trust with an initial focus on secondary schools, to meet the vision of Lay Chaplaincy for the Diocese of Middlesbrough
  • Work closely with the Executive Team and Headteachers on improving the Catholic provision in all schools in the Trust
  • Be able to effectively steer, encourage, challenge and motivate others to achieve outstanding practice
  • Be able to inspire and enthuse staff, pupils, parents and the wider community
  • Be an excellent communicator and collaborator with outstanding inter-personal skills and the ability to forge positive relationships
  • Recruit, mentor, support and develop new Lay Chaplains in the Trust
  • Develop an effective and engaging CPD programme across the schools and Trust

If you would like to be part of Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust family, you are welcome to visit some of our schools before applying.  This can be arranged by contacting Rebecca Chambers, Executive Assistant at the Trust, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on 01642 298100.

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‘Application Pack for Lead Lay Chaplain’

Closing Date:     Noon on Friday, 29th March 2019
Shortlisting:       Monday, 1st April 2019
Interviews:         Scheduled for Monday, 29th April 2019

Applications should be emailed to or hand delivered to Karen Clarke, Head of Human Resources:

Mrs. K Clarke
Head of Human Resources
Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust
Postgate House
Trinity Catholic College 6th Form
Middlesbrough, TS4 3JW

Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance along with other relevant employment checks.  The successful candidate will be required to sign a Catholic Education Service contract.