University Chaplain (Church of England) | University of Portmouth

Is God calling you to work with University students and staff? Do you have the gifts to support students discovering or affirming their faith at University? Are you skilled at pastoral care among people of any faith or none? Can you work collaboratively within the University and Portsmouth Deanery to develop ministry and mission among young adults in a University and city-wide context?

The University of Portsmouth, in partnership with the Diocese of Portsmouth, is seeking to appoint a priest, deacon or lay minister to work within the ecumenical Chaplaincy team of the University. The person appointed will:

• accompany and provide pastoral support to staff and students in matters of faith and personal growth;
• represent matters of faith among students, staff and committees within the University of Portsmouth;
• creatively use opportunities to develop networks and to be a sign of God’s love to all, both people of other faiths and those who have none;
• work with churches in Portsmouth to develop shared opportunities for new ministry and mission among young adults;
• have due regard to the calling and the professional responsibilities of those serving as ministers of the Church of England, including particular regard for the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.

An Enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

For more detailed information about the vacancy, please contact: or call 023 9284 3030

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit and apply on-line.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

University of Portsmouth


University of Portmouth
This post is established in partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth. The University of Portsmouth is a vibrant modern university, steadily rising up national league table rankings, and seeking to expand both its national and global impact. The campus is spread across the city centre. To serve this large and diverse educational community the University has invested in an embedded Ecumenical Chaplaincy Team. The new full-time Anglican Chaplain will work alongside: a Roman Catholic Chaplain (full-time); Free-Church Chaplain (full-time); Islamic Chaplain (half-time); and a Chaplaincy Administrator (half-time). The Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth covers 139 parishes across south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It embraces areas from the heart of urban Portsmouth to the rolling hills of the South Downs. Its churches range from beautiful historic Saxon and Norman buildings to modern, purpose-built centres. Its worshippers are involved with innovative mission, social justice, effective discipleship and serving their local communities and its church schools and academies are committed to providing the best education possible for local children.
Nuffield Centre, St. Michael's Road, Portsmouth PO1 2ED