Lay Chaplain

Role title - Lay Chaplain (voluntary)


The Lay Chaplain will work closely with the Chaplaincy Steering Group; report to/be accountable to the Lead Ordained Chaplain and to the Chaplaincy Steering Group.

Purpose of Role

To provide Christian support to employers, employees and the general public in the town centre, reflecting the love of God.


Working under the overall guidance of the Lead Chaplain, the Lay Chaplain is a member of a small team of lay chaplains visiting agreed workplaces in the town centre, spending time as appropriate seeing staff/visitors/customers as directed by the Lead Chaplain or by a company


  • Be positive and supportive of the work of the Colwyn Bay Town Centre Chaplaincy
  • Visit people in their work environment on a regular basis
  • Be a friendly presence to staff and customers – a listening ear
  • Be prepared to spend time with employees and the general public on request
  • Refer people to the lead chaplain or other relevant agencies when issues raised are outside own experience
  • Keep appropriate records of work
  • Be compassionate in approach to people and offer Christian ministry where appropriate
  • Be available to people of all faiths and none 
  • Person Specification

  • Applicants must belong to a church in good standing with Colwyn Bay & Rhos Cytun
  • Have good interpersonal and listening skills with pastoral sensitivity
  • Be self-motivated and flexible
  • Have previous involvement in Christian ministry and a live faith
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Terms and Conditions

  • Flexible hours to suit individual for one year with a review after 12 months
  • Opportunity to continue as agreed with the Chaplaincy Steering Group
  • Holiday cover to be negotiated with the Lead Chaplain
  • Obligation to abide by the Health and Safety/security rules of contact organisations 
  • Attend further meetings and training as advised by the Lead Chaplain and Chaplaincy Steering Group

  • Any appointment is subject to:

  • Satisfactory references
  • the usual DBS checks
  • 3-month probationary period and notice period of 1 week
  • One month’s notice of termination from Lay Chaplain and Chaplaincy Steering Group.


  • The post is voluntary, but agreed out-of-pocket expenses will be paid
  • Allowance made for telephone calls, travel and occasional hospitality
  • Further training in consultation with the Chaplaincy Steering Group