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Professional Services, Directorate
University Chaplain (Muslim)

Employment type: Fixed-term contract (3 years)
Employment basis: Part-time (22.2 hours a week)
Salary: £21,126 – £23,076 (£35,211 – £38,460 x 0.6 fte) per annum
Post number: ZZ003365
Date published: 07 May 2019
Closing date: 31 May 2019
Interview date: 13 June 2019

University of Portsmouth Muslim Chaplain
Do you have the gifts to support students and staff, exploring, discovering, or affirming their faith at University? Are you skilled at pastoral care among people of any faith or none? Can you work collaboratively within the University and Portsmouth Chaplaincy Team to develop spiritual and pastoral work amongst staff and students in a vibrant and modern city centre University context?

The University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint a mature, theologically knowledgeable, and pastorally sensitive Islamic person to join our Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Team. The person appointed will:

• accompany and provide pastoral support to staff and students in matters of faith and personal growth;
• particularly represent matters of Islamic faith among students, staff, and committees within the University of Portsmouth;
• creatively use opportunities to develop networks, and to be a sign of peaceful inclusion and understanding, among all people of faith whatever their faith;
• build good relations with the local Islamic community within the city of Portsmouth;
• and have due regard to the calling and the professional responsibilities of those serving as Chaplains within a UK Higher Education setting, including particular regard for the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.

The University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth is a vibrant modern university, steadily rising up national league table rankings, and seeking to expand both its national and global impact. The campus is spread across the city centre. To serve this large and diverse educational community the University has invested in an embedded Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Team. The part-time (0.6FTE) Muslim Chaplain will work alongside: a Roman Catholic Chaplain (full-time); Free-Church Chaplain (full-time); Church of England Chaplain (full-time); and a Chaplaincy Administrator (half-time).

The team operates from its own dedicated Chaplaincy space within the Nuffield Building. Here the central location and proximity to other student support services, Library and Students Union prove useful. However, the Chaplains’ work also takes them across the whole campus, and beyond.

Collegiality, Equality and Cooperation, are emphasised in the way the Team works. However, one chaplain also takes on the role of Coordinator, which is presently held by the Free-Church Chaplain. The expectation is for the Coordinator’s role to last for three academic years and then rotate to another member of the team.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role.

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ003365 – University Chaplain (Muslim).docx

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit and apply on-line.

It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s application form.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.