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Muslim Chaplain

Student Services

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £25,642 to £27,929 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term for 12 months
Post Type:  Part Time Term Time
Closing Date:  Monday 12 December 2022
Reference:  EHA2388-1122

We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver 

opportunity for everyone. 

 About the Role

 At Edge Hill University, our core values lie in our wholehearted commitment to our students, staff and stakeholders, and our constant efforts to improve in all we do. Our approach is inclusive; we celebrate diversity and will tirelessly strive to enhance the life opportunities that a good education provides for our students. The Faith and Community Service, part of the wider Student Wellbeing Team, is based in Student Services in the Catalyst Building. 

 You will provide both spiritual and pastoral support (including non-religious) to all members of the Edge Hill University.  You will focus on the growing community of Muslim students at the University, providing faith and pastoral support and guidance and supporting the University to understand and meet the specific needs of Muslim staff and students.   

 For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Ruth O’Dea,

Chaplaincy and Wellbeing Coordinator at ruth.o'

 About You

As a Muslim Chaplain, you will have:

  • Extensive experience of working within the Muslim Community and knowledge of the Muslim faith
  • A strong commitment to the ethos and values of the Faith and Community Service, equality, diversity and inclusion, and to working in and contributing to a multi-faith environment
  • Experience of providing pastoral support
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including tact, diplomacy and cultural sensitivity

It is important to note that the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure for you from the Disclosure and Barring Service and that this will form part of the conditions of offer of employment.

Internal staff wishing to apply for a fixed term role as a secondment opportunity must discuss this with their existing line manager before applying.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.


  • As a 35-weeks-per-year term time postholder, you will be expected to take leave outside of your contracted working weeks. You receive 5.2 weeks additional pay (pro rata to your hours) in lieu of annual and statutory leave. 
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  •  Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 16.3%

About Us 

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

Please note, DBS checks will be carried out at any point during your employment if your work requires this

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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