School Chaplain

$80,000 - $119,000 yearly
  • Gippsland Grammar
Full time Teachers - Secondary Other

Job Description

Gippsland Grammar provides an outstanding contemporary, holistic education where our community has a shared understanding of what we learn, how we learn and who we teach. Our School culture is centred around our core values of Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility and Respect and develops people of character who act with integrity and wisdom.

An exciting opportunity exists for a School Chaplain to join Gippsland Grammar from Term 2 of 2024.

The School Chaplain supports the spiritual life of the School community. This includes leading worship and provision of pastoral care and coordinating the program of RAVE within the School. Suitable candidates will hold a current VIT registration or be willing to apply for permission to teach (non-teaching applicants).  The Chaplain is also invited to take an active role in the Cathedral Parish.

Key responsibilities

Pastoral Care:

  • Being available to support students, staff and School community at times of need
  • Pro-active individual or group work with students deemed ‘at risk’
  • To be familiar with the Critical Incident Policy and other policies that may directly require the immediate support of the Chaplain


  • Teaching of RAVE classes across the School 
  • The Chaplain would be involved in the development of the curriculum and delivery of lessons.


  • Prayers at morning briefing and other gatherings
  • Inclusion of brief act of Worship in Assemblies
  • Organisation of weekly Chapel services and other occasional services (eg. Commemoration)
  • Assisting with the Eucharist schedule
  • A contribution to school publications
  • Other services as requested by the School community
  • Recommending to the Head of Garnsey students suitable for Chapel Student Leadership positions

Diocesan Responsibilities:

  • The School Chaplain will be licensed by the Bishop of the Diocese
  • The School Chaplain will be bound by the diocesan ministry code of conduct
  • The School Chaplain will participate in diocesan gatherings such as synod, clergy conference and retreat
  • The School Chaplain will develop links between the School and the Cathedral Parish of St Paul and is invited to regularly participate in Sunday worship with that parish.

Gippsland Grammar is a child safe environment.  Every child has a right to be safe, and at the School, we take a zero-tolerance approach to any behaviours that jeopardise student safety (including child abuse and reportable conduct).  As such, preferred applicants will be subject to child protection screening, background and reference checks, verification of identity checks and must adhere to the School’s child safe practices, as outlined in the Child Protection Program policies on the School’s website.

For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.gippslandgrammar.au  For more detail on the requirements, duties and responsibilities of this role, you can view the Position Description or visit Employment | Gippsland Grammar Job Board (gippslandgs.vic.edu.au)

Applications must include:

  1. A Covering letter that states why you are applying for the position and addresses the key selection criteria (contained within the position description). Please note this should not exceed two pages.
  2. A current resume or Curriculum Vitae outlining your personal and contact details, qualifications, relevant work history (including dates/period of employment and summary of duties and responsibilities), education and professional memberships (maximum three pages).
  3. Name and contact details for three work related referees (note it is possible during the recruitment process you are asked for a fourth – particularly if you have not listed your current manager as a referee).

Only persons with unlimited rights to work in Australia need apply.

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.

To apply online using the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Belle Deacon on 03 5143 6388.

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