Submitted by clergysupport on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 07:28

Please note: This role is now closed for applications.

Thank you for your interest in the post of Visiting Caseworker at Clergy Support Trust. This is an exciting time to be joining us as we embark on our new strategic plan for 2022-25.

This follows a period of growth over the last few years, where we have tripled the number of clergy families helped. Due to this growth, we are seeking to recruit a brand new role to join our expanding team, providing support and guidance to our beneficiaries on the ground.

You will help us to support Anglican clergy and their families with:

  • Financial support grants of up to £3,000 per clergy household per year.
  • Emergency grants of up to £500 per clergy household for sudden, unexpected costs.
  • Health grants where NHS treatment is unavailable or waiting lists are unreasonable.
  • Wellbeing grants of a more preventative nature, such as for holidays and sabbaticals.
  • Debt support for clergy families struggling with unsustainable levels of personal debt.

How to apply

Download and read the Application Pack (PDF), which includes the job description and person specification.

Please email the following to the Director of Charitable Services, Sarah Crombie, on

  • Covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification (please provide specific examples in your supporting statement)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed Criminal Record Declaration form - download in PDF or Word format

Closing date

Please apply by 1pm, Monday 28th March 2022.

About us

Clergy Support Trust is an inclusive and supportive organisation. We warmly welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and believe a diverse workforce leads to fresh ideas and creative thinking, as well as reflecting our diverse beneficiary base across the UK and Europe.  If you are keen to join to small and friendly team where your decisions will positively impact clergy families, then we’d love to hear from you.

Established in 1655, Clergy Support Trust is the largest and oldest charity supporting clergy and their families, with investment assets of over £130 million.  In 2021 the charity gave out grants totalling £3.1 million to over 1,610 individual clergy households facing hardship or other difficulties. Our aim over the next few years is to expand our support further, especially on preventative support, including an information hub and more interactive online support.

The Role (full details in the Application pack)

Working as part of a small but friendly staff team (14 staff), and within the grants & services team (currently 5 FTE staff, soon to be 7 FTE), the post holder will be responsible for visiting and supporting a smaller number of our most complex beneficiaries.

As part of our ambitious plans, we seek two new Visiting Caseworkers, who will cover the UK between them.  These brand new roles will report to the Director of Charitable Services and will each deal with an approximate caseload of 70-100 cases / visits per year.

Central to the role will be supporting and advocating on behalf of vulnerable applicants, or those who are living in particularly complex or challenging situations.  The job will be wide-ranging, and include elements of advocacy, support, income maximisation, mediation, partnership working and approving grants where appropriate, with the overall aim to reach long-term sustainable solutions for Anglican clergy and their families.

In particularly busy times, these roles will act as an overflow for grant applications, to support colleagues in the Grants & Services Team. These new front-line roles offer a unique opportunity for dynamic, solution-focused, empathetic, casework professionals, in a small charity about to embark on its next three year strategy.

We offer an attractive package of £35-40k (depending on experience), non-contributory pension equal to 10% of gross annual salary, 35-hour week and flexi-time policy.

For this role, the post holder will be home-based, visiting beneficiaries across the UK (travel expenses covered). Applicants should be car owners (with business use insurance cover) and/or located near main line railway station.  Use of a dedicated home office will also be required. Some travel to the London office will be required, in line with business need; details will be discussed with candidates at interview.

Download the Application Pack