St Thomas More High School

Chaplaincy Apprentice - Higher (Level 4)

St Thomas More High School (Employer)

St Mary's University, Twickenham (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,842.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
2 years (duration)
1 March 2022(start date)
28 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Our new Chaplaincy Apprentice will work with our staff to develop the school’s community to provide spiritual and pastoral support to the students at the school, bearing witness to the mission statement and maintaining and enhancing the distinctive Catholic nature of the school.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To  be  involved  in  the  planning,  delivery  and  evaluation  of  chaplaincy provision
  • To work in collaboration with other staff and departments in the delivery of the School mission
  • To take part in regular line management and supervision meetings
  • To nurture and develop the Catholic Life of the school community.
  • To undertake  training  development  opportunities related to the post as agreed with your mentor
  • To engage with local and national Catholic events and networks

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will undertake training with St Mary’s University for 20% of your working time alongside support, formation and on-the-job training from the School and Brentwood Diocese.

You will undertake a course of academic instruction alongside your work - with an external end point assessment. Successful completion of this qualification will result in a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education as a Children Young People and Families Practitioner, the equivalent of a first year of a Batchelor of Arts degree. You will also gain your Catholic Certificate in Religious studies.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The Trust has a very successful record with its apprenticeship-training package and although not guaranteed, many apprentices have gained permanent employment at the end of their training.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Practising Catholic, Leading Liturgy/Prayer, Excellent interpersonal skills, Self-motivated, Enthusiasm, flexibility

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4) Essential
Other Care, Children or Family (Grade Level 3 or practice equivalent) Essential
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