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Lay Chaplain

Kilgraston School , Perth and Kinross

Vacancy details

Please apply before 21/03/2018 at 12:00 pm

Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, PH2 9BQ

Alison Gibb
Personal Assistant to the Headmistress

01738 812257

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Vacancy Description / Summary

Kilgraston School is seeking a Lay Chaplain who will be responsible for the spiritual support to the whole community in this thriving
Roman Catholic boarding and day school for girls age 5 – 18. Essential qualities are warmth, openness and a strong spirituality, coupled with enthusiasm and initiative. Some theological training or youth work skills and teaching experience would be desirable.
This post offers a rewarding opportunity to develop the spiritual ethos within the school and through the international network of Sacred Heart schools, of which Kilgraston is a member.

About the School

Kilgraston is a dynamic boarding and day school which offers a world-class education that is both academic and personal for girls aged 5 to 18. Set in 54 acres of stunning parkland, Kilgraston offers security and space to grow and develop while providing a tranquil environment for the girls to concentrate without distraction.

In 2017, Kilgraston celebrated another excellent set of examination results. At Higher, 55% of passes were awarded an A grade and 83% were awarded A/B grades against a national average of 54%. In the Upper Sixth, 100 percent of Kilgraston girls gained a place at their chosen university.

Kilgraston has again sent a large proportion of pupils to study STEM subjects at undergraduate level including Medicine, Environmental Geoscience, Astrophysics and Aviation to mention a few. Equally impressive is the breadth of subjects which the girls have gone on to study at wide range of universities: English, French, Spanish, German, Law, Philosophy, Politics and Textile Design.

Offering day and boarding education, Kilgraston has something to inspire every young woman. We are a school with traditional values but with a modern and forward-looking perspective on education. Education is not just about exam success; developing interest and talents, nurturing an understanding of different cultures, and emphasising our personal responsibility as global citizens are vital. As such, a Kilgraston girl benefits from a wealth of opportunities to extend and enrich her educational experience. We offer over 50 extra-curricular activities, and enjoy modern, state of the art facilities including a Science Centre, Sixth Form Study Centre, excellent boarding accommodation, 25m swimming pool, all-weather astro-turf pitches and Scotland’s only school equestrian centre.