School Chaplain

  • Cobham

School Chaplain

Job advert

School Chaplain

Required January 2020

The School   


Set in 26 acres of beautiful parkland in Cobham, Notre Dame School nestles in a picturesque 18th century mansion beside the River Mole. Notre Dame is a Catholic School and is a Foundation of the Company of Mary Our Lady with an ethos shaped by the life and work of St Jeanne de Lestonnac.  Despite the tranquil setting Notre Dame School is a hive of activity, with over 600 children and teachers working hard in the important business of education. The school has an enviable reputation for the highest academic standards and a progressive, holistic, academic education that is underpinned by over 400 years of international educational tradition in 30 countries. Established in England in 1937, the school has always had the philosophy that the greatest success comes from knowing how to learn and how to ask the right questions; training pupils to take an active role in reaching and exceeding early expectations. From the vibrant Nursery to the exciting Sixth Form, tomorrow's professionals acquire the skills, knowledge and qualifications that give them the best possible start in life.


The Role


School Chaplain - Full time, term time only except for specific holiday projects in the summer


Notre Dame School is seeking to appoint a Chaplain with a passion for pastoral ministry, working with pupils and staff to promote and maintain the Catholic identity and spiritual values of the school according to the ethos of the Company of Mary Our Lady.


The Chaplain will take a lead in the liturgical life of the school ensuring the pastoral and wellbeing needs of the students and staff are met whilst helping to build links between the school, parish, home and other schools of the Order.


The successful candidate will be a baptised and a practicing Roman Catholic who is sympathetic to a variety of religions and other viewpoints.



  • A degree in Theology or Religious studies or other relevant experience or qualification 
  • Committed to the spiritual development of young people
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with young people, staff, parents and our community
  • Ability to engage effectively with staff working towards the common goal of supporting our young people
  • Confident in leading large and small groups of pupils and adults 
  • Good administrative and organisational skills

Closing Date: 9am on 7th October 2019

Start date: January 2020


Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by senior members of the School and take a tour of the school.


Candidate Pack

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.