Lay Chaplain

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Lay Chaplain

Negotiable up to 36 hours per week, Term Time only, plus 4 additional weeks. (To be agreed – 10 days Summer Holidays, 5 days Easter Holidays + 5 other days)

In the region of £30,000 (based on above hours/weeks and dependent on experience and qualifications)

Coloma Convent Girls’ School

Contract Type:
One year fixed term

Start date:
ASAP / Negotiable

Coloma Convent Girls’ School in Shirley is recognised as one of the top non-selective secondary schools in the country, recognising the needs of the whole child. Coloma achieved the accolade of ‘Best School in Croydon’ in the Real Schools Guide in 2020 and in October 2019 received its fifth ‘Outstanding’ Diocesan Inspection report. The whole school community is motivated by the mantra ‘work hard and be kind’ and the school motto ‘to work is to pray.’ In December 2022, The Times released its ‘Parent Power Schools Guide’ to the top 1600 UK schools based on 2022 exam results. Coloma was ranked 2nd in the best girls’ comprehensive category and 39th in the best comprehensive school category.

  • A school with a strong commitment to all staff.
  • A community which is on a rapid journey of improvement with a commitment to being even better.
  • The opportunity to work where your skills, enthusiasm and hard work will be appreciated.

Do not be put off applying for a post if you are not a practising Catholic. We welcome applications from colleagues who are supportive of the values of a Catholic School. Many of our staff are members of religious faiths other than Catholic and make an enormous contribution to the well-being of our students.


Coloma is part of the South East London Catholic Academy Trust ( and new colleagues would be expected to share our mission of creating a family of schools that together, through shared support and challenge, strive to provide an authentic Catholic education where all children will be empowered, inspired and flourish. 

How to Apply

Queries should be sent by email to

Closing Date

10am, 14th April 2023

Interview Date

Week commencing 24th April 2023

Coloma reserves the right to commence or complete the recruitment process at any time prior to the closing date.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share the commitment. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.

Please note: We do not accept applications via agencies.



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