Resident Pastoral (Chaplaincy) Assistant, Oswestry School, Shropshire

Oswestry School is an independent, co-educational day & boarding school, with an 11-18 senior school of c.350 pupils and a 4-11 junior school (Bellan House) of c.120 pupils. The strong ethos of the school is reflected in its fabulous pastoral care and sense of community. The School recently underwent inspection, with an excellent report. As well as providing a fantastic learning and living environment for young people, Oswestry School offers an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding working environment. The School has a Christian foundation and has its own small chapel.

St Oswald’s Parish Church is at the heart of the town of Oswestry, a Church of England Church led by the Reverend Harvey Gibbons. It is an environment which enables all to come closer to God through prayer and worship, reflection and action.

St Oswald’s and Oswestry School have a relationship of more than six centuries, with the original school building still standing beside the churchyard. The School supports the Church’s musical life with generous scholarships. Oswestry School holds weekly chapel services as well as its larger celebrations, including Founder’s Day, in St Oswald’s Church.

Resident Pastoral (Chaplaincy) Assistant

Oswestry School and St Oswald’s Parish Church offer an exciting opportunity to serve two close-knit communities. We are looking for a suitably experienced person to be a Pastoral (Chaplaincy) Assistant.

Responsibilities will be divided equally between the School (Bellan House and the senior school) and the Church and will be tailored to suit the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Accommodation will be provided.

The role will suit a practising Christian with qualifications in or, proven experience of, working with young people.

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact:

Harvey Gibbons (Vicar of St Oswald’s) on 01691 653467 or 07483 862917 or; and/or

Julian Noad (Headmaster of Oswestry School) on 07833 050600 or

The post holder will be supported by a small allowance. As a residential position, all costs, board and lodgings, are provided. Oswestry School benefits from excellent facilities including artificial pitch, gym, pool, and a sports hall with two indoor netball courts.


Starting date - as soon as possible thereafter.



The school and church reserve the right to offer the post at any stage in the appointment process or not to offer the post.

For an application form please contact:

Kerry Bennett, Headmaster’s PA, Oswestry School, Upper Brook Street, Oswestry, SY11 2TL

Telephone 01691 655711 or email

The School and Church are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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