Team Vicar and School Chaplain

This new post combines the role of Team Vicar in the Kingsthorpe Team (including particular responsibility for St David’s church) with Chaplain to Malcolm Arnold Academy - a Church of England school in the town of Northampton.

Kingsthorpe Team, Northampton

Kingsthorpe is a growing parish on the outskirts of Northampton.  It has three churches and a population of around 30,000 with considerable expansion in the area.  The electoral roll is currently 175.  The churches are keen to move forward and there is great potential for growth.

The part time Team Vicar has recently moved to another post and so the Team now consists of the Team Rector, two curates and four licensed lay ministers.  We are looking for a Team Vicar who:

  • Is a team player

  • Is prayerful

  • Is excited by  the challenge of a broad churchmanship

  • Enjoys and is stimulated by mission

  • Wants to work within the communities

  • Is an encourager

  • Has the sense of humour needed to deal with life in a large and diverse parish

Malcolm Arnold Academy, Northampton

Malcolm Arnold Academy (MAA) is within walking distance of St David’s Kingsthorpe and is seeking to appoint a Chaplain.

This is an exciting opportunity for the chaplain to make a significant contribution to the life of the school.  MAA is broadening the horizons of the students through world class education, whilst putting Christian values at the heart of all that happens.

The Chaplain will have a key role in developing and giving expression to the school’s Christian ethos and identity, and in supporting the spiritual life of the local community.


If you are interested in this new post and would like a conversation with the Archdeacon of Northampton (who is also the Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education) please email:

If you would like to talk to Revd Canon Jane Butler about the Kingsthorpe Team Ministry, please email:

If you would like to talk to Revd Peter French, the Chair of Governors and the Deputy Diocesan Director of Education, please email:

Enhanced DBS Disclosure required for this joint post.


Application form from;
The Archdeacon of Northampton

T 01604 887074



Letter of Welcome from Bishop Donald

Kingsthorpe Team Ministry Parish Profile

Malcolm Arnold Academy Job Description