University Chaplain and Lead Faith Advisor Ref: 9013

School/Division: Student Experience
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 9013
Salary: starting at £43,414 to £51,805 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  23 August 2022
Closing date: 03 October 2022.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed  
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

A unique opportunity has arisen at the University of Sussex where we are seeking to appoint a University Chaplain/Lead Faith Advisor with excellent communications skills, emotional intellect and pastoral skills with knowledge of wellbeing provision within a University setting.  The individual will act as the Lead Faith Advisor and University Chaplain, and will have demonstrable experience working successfully with individuals of diverse cultural and faith backgrounds to include nationality, race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.  Compassion and understanding, collaboration and the desire to be part of a unique and diverse community, you will be motivated by the opportunity to bring people together in safe spaces to explore questions and nurture curiosity. 

Key Working relationships: Academic staff; University of Sussex Students’ Union (USSU)and other Professional Services including Housing services, Finance, External agencies, including: the Health Centre, local health and social care providers, and national charities. 

Please contact Amanda Griffiths at: for informal enquiries about the role.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 9013 [PDF 111.88KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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