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Diocesan Adviser in Pastoral Care

Home-based, working across the Diocese of York

Closing Date

Friday 28th June




Kirsty McCullough


01904 699500

We have an opportunity for a BACP or ACC accredited or UKCP registered counsellor/ psychotherapist with coaching and mentoring experience to join our Ministry and Mission Team as the Diocesan Adviser in Pastoral Care.  This post has a particular focus on enabling clergy and their immediate families, licensed and authorised ministers, some church officers and diocesan employees to flourish in their ministry via the provision of strategies to promote wellbeing and to provide access to swift, safe, non-judgmental and confidential support during times of difficulty or crisis. In support of this the successful candidate would be able to participate in the national network of Advisers and will also have regular professional supervision, which will be paid for the by Diocese.

This is a full-time post, with options available around flexible / hybrid working.  You will principally work from home but desk-space will be available at our large, open-plan main office at Clifton Moor on the north side of York, and the role will involve travel around the diocese.  We are a values-led organisation, reflecting our Christian ethos, and encourage engagement and collaboration.  Our benefits include a generous pension scheme and support for employee wellbeing; but most importantly we offer the opportunity to play a part in an organisation at the heart of spiritual and community life in the region.

To be successful in this role you will have provided counselling/psychotherapy services previously, you should have mediation experience, and additionally be able to co-design and facilitate an annual programme of support for emotional wellbeing to the diocesan staff and clergy chapters. Please note that this post is subject to an occupational requirement that the holder be a practicing Christian under Part 1 of schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010 because of its representational role within the Diocese.

We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and especially welcome applications from disabled candidates and those from UKME heritage as these groups are under-represented in our staff.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and an enhanced DBS check will be required.

Only fully completed applications through Pathways will be accepted; applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Deadline for applications:         Friday, 28 June 2024 at 12noon

Interviews:                              Tuesday, 2 July 2024