Retreat Leader ( x 2)- SPEC

We are looking to make two appointments for the role of ‘Retreat Leader’ for SPEC Retreat Centre at the Diocese of Westminster.

 

As a Retreat Leader you will be expected to lead and deliver one-day and residential retreat programmes for young people from schools and parish groups and will be responsible for the recruitment and management of retreat volunteers. This is a non-residential post that will require high level of organisation, creativity and commitment to the mission of SPEC Retreat Centre that is part of the Diocese of Westminster Youth Ministry.

 

New Retreat Leaders will be an integral part of helping to bring together and deliver SPEC’s new volunteer programme, which will include opportunities for regular mentorship, termly retreats and a comprehensive formation element.

 

Applicants should be practising Catholics, ideally with a professional qualification or its equivalent and possess relevant experience of working with young people; and the right to work in the UK.

 

The role is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barred List check.

 

Job Title:  Retreat Leader

Location:  SPEC Retreat Centre (Pinner HA5)

Salary:  £25,000 per annum

Hours of work:  Full-time contract of 35 hours per week.

Closing date:  12 noon on Monday, 6 December 2021

Interview date:  To be confirmed

Job Reference: 264-345

Please click below for job description.

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To be considered for the role, please complete an online application. CVs will NOT be considered, therefore, please do not send them. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note that you will need to be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position. You must provide proof of Right to Work in the UK.  We reserve the right to remove the vacancy before closing date.

 

 

Who is the Diocese of Westminster?

The Diocese of Westminster is a faith-based charity with offices close to Victoria Train and Underground Station and just a short walk from St James Park and Westminster Underground stations.

We are home to the Archbishop of Westminster (Cardinal Vincent Nichols) and our beautiful Westminster Cathedral. We are one of the leading Catholic dioceses in the country, delivering our charitable mission through our network of 208 schools, 212 parishes and several hundred social justice initiatives. We seek to positively impact the lives of all members of our community.

We believe that to succeed we must be person-centred and place human dignity at our centre. We strive to take a holistic approach to the development of our people so that we may better serve the functions of our Church and the mission of our charity.

Our core values are Competence, Reliability, Honesty, Perseverance and Love

Equal Opportunities & Living Wage Statement:

The Diocese of Westminster is an Equal Opportunities and accredited Living Wage employer. To be successful, we aspire to be person centred at all times and place human dignity at our centre. We aim at all times to recruit the person who is best suited to the job, and we welcome applications from all communities and underrepresented groups, regardless of race, sexual orientation, disability, faith, age and gender. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria. We strive to take a holistic approach to the development of our people so that we may better serve and empower the mission of our Church as ministered by the parishes, deaneries, schools and communities that we support. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrating and promoting diversity.

We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our organisation, share a sense of belonging and demonstrate our values. With this in mind, we positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion at the Diocese of Westminster and place it at the heart of our aim which is to reflect and connect with the diverse communities that we serve.

Actions we take to provide equality of opportunity for all candidates include:

  • We anonymise application forms during our shortlisting process to ensure that candidates are assessed without any consideration of their name, gender or background.
  • As part of this anonymisation, we don’t take into consideration where candidates studied, or the method of that study e.g. full-time, part-time or distance learning.
  • We apply a consistent approach to our question setting across our applications and interviews to ensure that everyone is assessed against the identified values, competencies and job requirements. Our values are important to us and as such we use a scoring framework that marks candidates based on values, behaviours and competencies.
  • We provide guidance and brief all our interviewers throughout the selection processes in recruitment best-practice to mitigate against any potential for conscious or unconscious bias or discrimination. Whenever possible we will have multiple interviewers when assessing each candidate to ensure marking is accurate and fair.
  • We ensure all our assessment venues are accessible. We offer alternative formats of our application forms to encourage applicants with disabilities or who require reasonable adjustments to perform at their best.
  • We will work together with candidates with a disability or health condition to implement reasonable adjustments to enable them to feel comfortable and strive during the assessment process.