Hospital Chaplains - Westmead, Bankstown and Liverpool Hospitals

Read Hospital Chaplains - Westmead, Bankstown and Liverpool Hospitals
Location: Westmead, Bankstown and Liverpool
Date advertised: 12th July 2017
Job Type: Full time, Part time, Permanent
Closing Date:
  • 2 x permanent positions 
  • Full time position based at Liverpool ICU and Bankstown hospitals, part time position based at Westmead Children's hospital 
  • Experience in pastoral ministry essential
  • Make a genuine difference in the lives of others

About Us:

On 1 July 2016 ARV and Anglicare Sydney came together to form one organisation, Anglicare.

As a Christian organisation, with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we serve older people and those who are vulnerable or marginalised by providing a range of accommodation, care and community services.

To find out more please visit

About the job:

Our Chaplaincy team consists of a number of ordained and non-ordained Anglican ministers.

This position is open to men or women who are an ordained Anglican minister (preferred) or lay minister who are eligible to be licensed by the Archbishop of Sydney as an Anglicare Chaplain. 

We have 2 positions currently available:

  • 1 full-time opportunity at Bankstown and Liverpool hospitals 
  • 1 part-time opportunity at Westmead Children's hospital (19 hours per week)

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a rewarding ministry and make a genuine difference in the lives of others as a Hospital Chaplain.

You must be willing to work on an on-call basis to meet the needs of patients and their families.

This position will suit an empathetic individual and sound listener who can communicate exceptionally well with a range of people and has demonstrated experience in pastoral ministry.

You must currently hold or willing to obtain a Working with Children Check clearance to be considered for the position.

Key responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Respond to requests from patients and their relatives and provide pastoral support.
  • Be available to facilitate chapel services within the hospitals as required. 
  • Cooperate with Chaplains of other denominations and other Faiths in the Hospital Chaplaincy Department.
  • Participate in Hospital Chaplaincy Department meetings.
  • Be fully engaged with Anglicare Chaplaincy and attend meetings as required.
  • Develop supportive relationships with several parishes.

Skills, knowledge and experience needed:

  • Ordained Minister of the Anglican Church of Australia, currently licensed within Diocese of Sydney or eligible to be licensed by the Archbishop or a layperson with the minimum of a three year tertiary qualifications in theology/ministry who is eligible to be licensed by the Archbishop of Sydney.
  • Five years ministry experience in a parish or chaplaincy setting.
  • Demonstrated competence in pastoral ministry with a range of individuals.
  • Excellent communication skills and listening skills. 
  • Proven ability to work in a team and autonomously.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work harmoniously with others.
  • A personal commitment to growth in the Christian faith; and
  • Current and valid driver’s licence and willingness to travel.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please visit:

Anglicare - Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched and communities strengthened.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.