This section provides information for prospective employers.
The Job Descriptions and Person Specifications were contributed by individual hospices, as a starting-point to tailor to your own situation.
Panel of Health Care Chaplaincy Appointment Advisers.
[Panel of Health Care Chaplaincy Appointment Advisers]
In 2011, the NHS introduced the Panel of Healthcare Chaplaincy Appointment Advisers to guide the appointment of chaplains within NHS England and Wales. At present, this can be accessed through the UKBHC.
The Advisers scheme doesn’t yet apply to independent hospices and it is unclear how far it applies outside England and Wales. Until palliative care chaplain advisers become available through this structure, our advice is to continue to use AHPCC members with specialist palliative care experience in a consultative capacity in the appointments procedure, as per the AHPCC Guidelines (2013).
Interview Questions. [Sample Questions]
Interviews seek to establish the candidates’ understanding of their role within a palliative care multi-disciplinary team. These sample questions and scenarios offer a selection of examples that could be used.
Pay Scales. [for more information]
NHS Healthcare Chaplains are paid on four pay bands. Most hospices adopt NHS Agenda For Change pay, terms and conditions.
Faith-related issues in Employment Law. [ACAS (2010) Religion or Belief in the Workplace]
While it goes wider than chaplaincy recruitment, please note this guidance to current legislation covering faith-related issues in employment law.