Vacancies at Balaji Temple UK

Job Description

 

Job Title

Hindu Vaishnavite Priest

 

Number of positions

1

 

Job Reference

REWVAI092018

 

Location

Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple of UK, 101 Dudley Road East, Oldbury,

West Midlands, B69 3DU.

 

 

Salary

£15,880 to 16,000 per Annum

 

Date advert started

24.09.2018

 

Closing date

24.10.2018

 

Reports to

Temple Manager

Type of position:

Full-time Part-time

Contractor (specify period)

24 months fixed term

Hours per week: 39.0

Regular hours

Shift working (day)

Shift working (nights)

 

 

 





Temple Background

Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple in Tividale is the culmination of deeply felt spiritual aspirations and one of the most remarkable achievements of the Hindu communities in the United Kingdom. The temple is set in an approximately 30 acres of land, with a number of different shrines and other facilities and it has grown over a 10-year period to become the largest Hindu temple of its kind in Europe. Much more than simply a physical complex, it brings together a remarkably wide cross-section of Hindus into a vibrant, thriving

Organisation, and is now recognized as one of the leading Hindu institutions in this country. website: www.venkateswara.org.uk

 

Key Responsibilities & Duties

 

Role Objective:

  • To contribute to organisation growth through the quality service to ensure the spiritual needs of the devotees.
  • To guide and direct his assistants, if any, to ensure that all activities are carried out at the scheduled time and sanctified manner.

     

     

    Responsibilities & Duties

     

  • To perform all Pooja (Prayers), Abishekam (bath to deities) and other ceremonies as per traditions of the Temple.

     

  • To ensure that the deities and the alter are clean and tidy at all times. This includes the polishing of the metal deities, disposal of all used flowers, arranging the deities’ clothing in the appropriate cupboards, washing of wet towels, etc immediately after the prayers, keeping tidy and arranging on a daily basis the cupboards used to store clothing, Pooja items, etc;

     

  • To liaise with the office manager and / or chairman and / or other designated representative of the employer.

     

  • Direct all requests by devotees for special Pooja (prayers) , Abishekam and Howan to the Temple office.

     

     

  • To officiate in rituals conducted within the Temple e,g : weddings, religious ceremonies on request from the office manager and / or other designated representative of the employer and where invited by devotees, and with the agreement of the employer, in places outside the temple e.g House warming, anniversaries, wedding, etc.

     

  • To carry out such other reasonable religious duties as may be requested from time to time by office manager / chairman or other designated representative of the employer.

     

  • Explain and ensure devotee participation in rituals.

     

  • Adhere to temple rules, processes, procedures and policies.

 

 

The Individual

 

  • Applicant should have Brahmin lineage of priesthood.

     

  • Vaikhanasa Agama Bhattacharya , Vaikhanasa pravesha, Vaikhanasa vara certificate

     

  • Recognised training, acceptable to the selection panel, in the Hindu Vedas and

    agamas to enable the carrying out of the priestly duties.

     

  • Able to conduct Poojas in both the Shaivite and Vaishnavite traditions.

     

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and guide assistant priest(s) as required.

     

  • Be of exemplary character befitting the position of the Priest in a Hindu Temple and should be vegetarians, abstain from alcohol, tobacco.

Application Process

 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to:

The Temple Manager

temple@venkateswara.org.uk