Vacancy: Ecumenical Chaplain (0.1 FTE, fixed term for one year), University of Otago – Christchurch Campus (Closes 22nd June 2018)

The Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Trust Board (OTCTB) is an ecumenical Christian Board responsible for providing Chaplaincy at Otago Polytechnic and at the University of Otago.  The Board seeks to further enhance its Chaplaincy Services by appointing a part-time (0.1) Chaplain to serve the University of Otago, Christchurch Campus. Due to funding constraints, this is a fixed-term position for a year.

This role is a 0.1 stipendiary position. The role is to provide Chaplaincy services that deliver quality pastoral care, spiritual support and educational resourcing to students and staff of the University of Otago, Christchurch Campus. The appointee’s duties will include being asked to be available to students who wish to discuss issues relating to spirituality, well-being and mental health, support students and staff, and have an advisory / teaching role to staff and students with regard to spirituality and inter-faith awareness and student well-being.

If you are a person who thrives on:

  • Nurturing spiritual well-being
  • Relating well to people within a diverse community
  • Facilitating pastoral care for all students and staff
  • Building a caring community
  • Offering mental health support
  • and are familiar with tikaka Māori and te reo Māori,

then we would welcome an application from you that indicates your skills and suitability for this role. You should indicate when you are available to take up the position.

This position is open to men and women of Christian faith, lay or ordained. There is a preference for those with experience working in a tertiary chaplaincy context.  Applicants must be in good standing within their Christian denomination.

Click here for the Board’s Chaplaincy Charter.

For a Job description, click here or email David Ojala, Secretary, Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Trust Board on

Closing Date: Friday 22 June 2018.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to David Ojala on the above email address.

If you would like to discuss this position with the Board Chair, Professor Paul Trebilco, please email: or call Paul on (03) 4798 798.