School Chaplaincy Co-ordinator. St Francis Xavier School


St Francis Xavier School

Joint Roman Catholic and Church of England School 

School Chaplaincy Co-ordinator

Headteacher: Mr S McGhee

NOR: 575

Required from September 2021.  

Part time (minimum of 30 hours per week), permanent   
Salary scale:  Grade G Point 17
(currently £24,491 p.a.) paid pro rata

Term time* + 5 days

St Francis Xavier (part of the St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust) is a joint Roman Catholic (Diocese of Middlesbrough) and Church of England (Diocese of Leeds) 11-16 mixed secondary school serving the picturesque market town of Richmond and the surrounding rural area. 

The school was judged Outstanding both in the Section 5 Ofsted inspection (2012) and in the Diocesan inspection (2018).  

We are located close to the A1 and A66 and in commutable distance from York, Durham and Teesside. The school has an excellent reputation in the local community and is consistently oversubscribed. 

Applications are welcome from both ordained and lay candidates and from both denominations.

The successful applicant would be expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.  By the nature of the post there will be flexibility in order to accommodate school events such as religious retreats or services.

*The post is term time only (plus 5 training days) unless accompanying a group throughout a holiday period by mutual agreement between the post holder and the school.

The role would suit someone who is passionate about working with young people to help them to recognise God’s love for them and their need of God.  The successful candidate would lead a chaplaincy team and will be directly accountable to the Associate Assistant Headteacher and senior leadership team.

You are welcome to visit our school (adhering to Covid-19 guidelines) prior to application or to have an informal discussion with the Associate Assistant Headteacher and Head of RE, Mrs C Masterman.  Please contact Mrs Masterman at to book an appointment or arrange a telephone call. 

Application forms and further details are available on the school’s website:

Completed application forms should be submitted to

Closing date: Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 9.00am
Interviews: Wednesday 5 May 2021

St Francis Xavier School, Darlington Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7DA
Tel: 01748 823414; Email:; Website:;
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Charity and Course Administrator

The Centre for Chaplaincy in Education (CCE) is a Christian charity working in ecumenical partnership with all denominations and organisations focused on the support and development of chaplaincy in schools and colleges across the UK.

The vision to see a chaplaincy established in every school and college across the UK by 2030 is being delivered through a strategy of advocacy and formation which are at the forefront of CCE’s operations.

The administrator will support the Lead Development Officer (LDO), Communications Consultant and Trustees and play a key role in the development of the mission, vision and strategic aims of the charity.