Associate School Chaplain

St Peter's Cambridge, a Year 7–13 school in Cambridge, New Zealand
Location: Cambridge, New Zealand
Date advertised: 5th October 2019
Job Type: Full time
Closing Date: 3 November 2019

St Peter’s Cambridge seeks to appoint an Associate Chaplain to work within the school community, with a particular focus on ministering to female students from Years 7–13.

About St Peter’s Cambridge

Traditionally affiliated with the Anglican Church, St Peter’s Cambridge was established in 1936 by visionary Christian philanthropist, Arthur Broadhurst. He sought to transform the lives of students by taking a holist approach to their education, focussing on the development of the body, mind, and spirit. These core characteristics remain at the heart of a St Peter’s education. The school strives to be at the forefront of academic, sporting and performing arts excellence, with a strong focus on community wellbeing, all underpinned by the Christian Special Character.

About the role

The chaplaincy department plays an integral role within the school’s strategic plan, ministering to students, parents, staff and alumni, supporting them along life’s journey and reminding them of God’s gracious love through Jesus Christ, as presented in the Bible.

Reporting to the Chaplain, Rev Michael Bennett, the Associate Chaplain will have a particular focus on ministering to female day and boarding students. The successful applicant will lead weekly Chapel and Boarding services, teach religious education classes, serve in the charity engagement program, assist in pastoral care activities, organise and run weekly prayer meetings, and support the overall direction of the school.

Applicants who can demonstrate that they meet the following selection criteria and have a willingness to work outside regular school hours and on weekends are encouraged to apply.

Essential Selection Criteria

  1. A highly relational, mature Christian who has experience discipling youth, particularly teenage girls.
  2. Strong teaching skills – presenting youth talks, Chapels and teaching classes.
  3. Theological training – diploma or degree.
  4. Experience ministering or teaching in schools
  5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  6. Strong personal faith and commitment to prayer

Highly desired

  1. Teaching qualifications
  2. Counselling qualifications
  3. Ability to speak a second language – preferably Maori or Chinese.

Renumeration package is commensurate with skills and experience. Position is to commence Term 1, 2020.

For further information, contact Rev. Michael Bennett on (+64) 021 153 6781.

Applications for the position close on 3rd November 2019. To apply, please email your covering letter, addressing how you meet the selection criteria, and CV to