This document below presents a professional framework for healthcare chaplaincy and aims to simplify the plethora of chaplaincy titles in use across the UK. The document seeks to define chaplaincy bands and duties in a language and framework that employers can understand. The role descriptors have been created to define the competences and scope of practice that are deemed appropriate for roles within the chaplaincy profession. The indicative Bands have been given in accordance with the NHS Agenda for Change job evaluation framework.
The document distinguishes chaplaincy support roles, which can vary considerably, from the more clearly defined chaplaincy posts and appointments.
The document should be read in consultation with the Spiritual and Religious Care Capabilities and Competences for Chaplaincy Support (2015) and the Spiritual and Religious Care Capabilities and Competences for Healthcare Chaplains Bands 5-8 (2015)