Founded in 1881, the Railway Mission has a distinctive Christian ethos*, working within a secular rail environment, sharing the gospel sensitively and in an appropriate manner, by word and deed. RM provides professional, independent, impartial, confidential pastoral care and support, that supplements the chain of care provided by the rail industry.
Meeting People... The Railway Mission is not connected to any one particular Church and in today’s modern multi-cultural society, approaches each with sensitivity and care. Experienced Chaplains are strategically located throughout the railway industry. The Mission’s founding objective was 'the moral and spiritual advancement of railway employees of all ages. That objective is still the driving force of the Mission as it seeks to provide independent, impartial, confidential short term pastoral care and support to any rail industry employee, whether active or retired, at home, hospital or workplace and those members of the public affected by railway operations.
Meeting Needs... Each of our regionally-based chaplains aims to be an impartial ‘friend’ to those who work on the railways. Regardless of faith, gender, or sexual orientation, our chaplains offer face-to-face year around support, especially during an individual’s time of loneliness, stress, depression, bereavement or illness.
Railway chaplains are primary support to those affected by fatal incidents on the railway. each year there are around 350 – 400 people killed on the UK railway network through suicide, accident or natural causes. have also supported railway staff and police in the aftermath of major incidents, such as train crashes or terror attacks.
Many are experiencing family breakdown, mental ill-health, bereavement, financial difficulties, being victims of crime and much more. Rail staff approach our chaplains for support through these difficult times as a friend and colleague, rather than phone a stranger to receive counselling support to talk through personal difficulties.
The work of the chaplains' compliments that of the welfare services offered by employers. Together we seek to ensure that all employees receive the pastoral care that they need. The Railway Mission is a 7-day a week, 24 hours a day service - just like the railway industry itself. The Mission’s chaplains are called to emergencies and can be relied upon to give careful meaningful help and advice.
What we do
The post has a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the post to be occupied by a practising Christian
*Ethos & Lifestyle
*Personal qualities for the post are:
For a confidential conversation about this post, please contact Liam Johnston, Executive Director on 07718 971918
To apply, please complete the application form (which you can download below) and send it by email to email@example.com or by post to:- Railway Mission, Rugby Railway Station, Rugby CV21 3LA.
Railway Mission is a registered charity in England and Wales (1128024) and in Scotland (SC045897). A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (06519565)
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