Full time position –
joint role, Sailors’ Society Port Chaplain Auckland and Sailors’ Society
Sailors’ Society New Zealand is a non-denominational Christian organisation working for the welfare of seafarers in, and visiting, New Zealand. The Society is allied to Sailor’s Society, a UK based international charity. There are four independent groups based in various NZ ports who are a part of the Society
This is a new role, replacing the Sailors’ Society Port Chaplain in
Auckland who has recently retired, and combined with a new position as the
Society’s National Director in New Zealand.
The position will be based at the Seafarers Centre in Quay Street
As Auckland Port Chaplain, the successful candidate will fulfil the Auckland
group’s obligations and commitment as a partner in the Auckland International
Seafarers’ Centre by ship visiting, manning the Centre to an agreed roster – including
some evenings and weekends – and providing on-call chaplaincy services to
seafarers of all genders, nationalities, creeds etc. in the ports of
As NZ National Director the successful candidate will be responsible for
working with, and supporting, the existing society groups in NZ ports, and developing
work in other ports where there is a need – either in association with the
other seafarers’ welfare groups or independently as appropriate. The chaplain
will be responsible for liaising with the Directors of the other seafarers’
welfare groups in NZ (specifically the Mission to Seafarers and the Apostleship
of the Sea), port companies and government agencies. He/She will be required to
build links with, and promote the Society to, churches and church bodies such
as Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Salvation Army and other protestant
churches. The chaplain will be the country link with the Sailors’ Society
Crisis Response Network (www.sailors-society.org/ourprojects/crisis) and promote its
wellness-at-sea and other programmes.
The position will be managed in an overall sense as one of the
approximately 120 international chaplains by Sailors’ Society based in
Southampton, England including complying with the reporting regimen of the
society. A local committee will supervise the chaplain, manage the day to day
reports and oversee the work in New Zealand.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to
chaplaincy and an affinity with seafarers of all nationalities. He/She should
be an ordained minister of a protestant church or be similarly qualified and
must be, or be willing to become, a worshipping member of a protestant church.
Limited travel around New Zealand and overseas will be required.
The position will involve ship visiting, thus a high degree of mobility
and fitness is required.
A modest relocation allowance will be paid to a candidate who is not
resident in Auckland. Stipend and allowances will approximate to the scale of
the NZ Baptist Union.
The successful candidate must be eligible to reside and work in New
Zealand and a high proficiency in English is required.
For application form and more details email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to
PO Box 35401, Browns Bay, Auckland 0753
Applications Close 25 February 2019