Chaplaincy Coordinator

  • Oxfordshire

  • Our Lady's Abingdon

  • Dependent upon qualifications and experience

  • Part-time


OLA is an independent, Catholic day school located just outside Oxford which welcomes pupils and staff of all faiths or none. We offer small class sizes, excellent academic results and a supportive ethos in which to practise and develop your existing skills.


Our Catholic ethos is at the heart of all we do at OLA. It inspires our mission, directs our work of teaching and learning and offers us a vision for the goal of human life. Across the curriculum respect is given to the dignity of every human person. We connect the teaching of the faith to the pupils’ own lives through our programme of assemblies, retreats and liturgies, providing them with the opportunity to reflect on their personal experience of the love of God. We are proud of our distinctive family atmosphere, which fosters a tangible sense of community and happy relationships between staff and pupils.

The successful candidate will support the wider chaplaincy function of OLA in its delivery of the spiritual and pastoral care of all members of the School community. They will have a central role in supporting and developing the Catholic life of the school through Chaplaincy. They will help to support the nurturing of the faith formation and liturgical life of the School community of both staff and pupils. The post holder must be committed to enhancing the spiritual and pastoral life of the school.

The Chaplaincy Coordinator may also work to enhance the Religious Education curriculum where appropriate.

For further information please see the attached Application Pack.

The ideal candidate:

  • Committed to enhancing the spiritual and pastoral life of the school.
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Possess personal and professional integrity.
  • Have an understanding of liturgy for children and young people.
  • Sensitive to the needs of others, regardless of faith, belief, gender, race or disability.
  • Team player who is flexible in outlook and attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patient, friendly and approachable
  • Understanding and supportive of the School's ethos

What we can offer:

  • Free school lunches during term time
  • Free on-site parking
  • Support from senior colleagues
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Motivated and enthusiastic pupils
  • Use of school facilities, e.g. swimming pool
  • A peaceful location on the edge of the city of Oxford

How to apply:

Applications should be made via the TES website. Please complete the application form in full leaving no gaps in your employment history. In the interests of fair and safe recruiting we cannot accept CV applications.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a successful appointment is made, early applications are therefore encouraged.


Further Information

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Our Lady's Abingdon

Radley Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3PS

  • ISC, SoH

01235 524658

Closing Date: 01 July 2022