Chaplaincy Open Day
I (Ashton Miranda – Bedfordshire Police) am seeking to establish a multi-faith Chaplaincy Team to operate across the Bedfordshire force area.
The team will support all officers and staff, regardless of faith or belief, and be a resource to assist the force with operational matters, as well as engaging with communities.
Police Chaplaincy has grown across the country, and I am hoping that people will get involved across Bedfordshire. The role involves building up good relationships in particular assigned areas and demands someone who has the confidence to work alone, but who is mindful of wider responsibilities.
This is a volunteer position with an expectation that volunteer chaplains will be able to commit to two hours per week to their respective roles.
A summary of the responsibilities would be:
Personal, practical and spiritual care
- Supporting the police officers and staff of Bedfordshire.
- To be a resource where faith and operational issues interact.
- Provide a network of advice relating to moral, ethical and religious matters.
- To help build and facilitate links with communities and the police.
Response to Major/Critical Incidents
- To support personnel and assist with DVI (Disaster Victim Identification) and community recovery.
Chaplains will be locally assigned to a particular station or department, and agreed expenses will be reimbursed. Applicants will be subject to vetting, and references from an appropriate organisation who can vouch for your capability and suitability will be sought.
We are holding a Chaplaincy Open Day on Wednesday 23 January 2019 from 7pm to 9pm in the Lecture Theatre at Bedfordshire Police HQ, Woburn Road, Kempston MK43 9AX.
If you or someone you know, would like more information about being a volunteer chaplain, then please ask them to register their interest by emailing me at email@example.com