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Job Title
Hindu Temple Religious Worker (Non-pastoral role)
Number of positions
1
Job Reference
REWVA102021
Location
Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple of UK, 101 Dudley Road East, Oldbury, B69 3DU
Salary
£18070.00 to 18,100.00 per Annum
Date advert started
02.10.2021
Closing date
01.11.2021
Reports to
Temple Manager
Type of position
  • Full-time
  • 24 months fixed term
Hours per week: 39.0
  • Regular hours

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 the organisation growth through quality service to ensure the spiritual needs of the devotees.
  • To ensure that all religious activities are carried out at the scheduled time and sanctified manner.
Responsibilities & Duties:
  • To perform all Pooja (Prayers), Abishekam (bath to deities) and assist other ceremonies as per the traditions of the Temple. None of the rituals, rites, poojas etc that are performed by you in our temple involves any preaching or leading a congregation with prayers etc.
  • To ensure that the deities and the altars 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 Hawan to the Temple office.
  • 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.
  • Adhere to temple rules, processes, procedures and policies.

The Individual

  • Applicant should have Brahmin lineage of priesthood.
  • Vaikhanasa Agama Bhattacharya , Vaikhanasa Agamapravesha, Vaikhanasa Agamavara or equivalent certificate
  • • Recognised training, acceptable to the selection panel, in the Hindu Vedas and Agamas to enable the carrying out of the Religious workers duties.
  • Able to conduct Poojas in both the Saivaite and Vaishnavaite traditions.
  • Be of exemplary character befitting the position of the Priest in a Hindu Temple and should be vegetarians, abstain from alcohol, tobacco.

Job Title
Hindu Saivaite Priest
Number of positions
1
Job Reference
REWSA062021
Location
Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple of UK, 101 Dudley Road East, Oldbury, B69 3DU
Salary
£18070.00 to 18,100.00 per Annum
Date advert started
14.06.2021
Closing date
14.07.2021
Reports to
Temple Manager
Type of position
  • Full-time
  • 24 months fixed term
Hours per week: 39.0
  • Regular hours

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 Hawan 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.
  • Siva Agama Ratanam , Sivagama Baskara certificate, Veda Agama Certificate or equivalent 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 Saivaite and Vaishnavaite 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.

Job Title
Garland Maker
Number of positions
1
Job Reference
REGM052021
Location
Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple of UK, 101 Dudley Road East, Oldbury, B69 3DU
Salary
£18070.00 to 18,100.00 per Annum
Date advert started
05.05.2021
Closing date
04.06.2021
Reports to
Temple Manager
Type of position
  • Full-time
  • 24 months fixed term
Hours per week: 39.0
  • Regular hours

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 make daily fresh flower garlands per traditions of the Temple.
  • To arrange the flower according the Vedic traditions with Hindu Scriptures (Shastras)
  • To help the priests to decorate the deities and also to involve in the decoration of the chariot.
  • To decorate the temple hall with flowers for various functions and festivals.
  • To liaise with the Temple Manager 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 carry out such other reasonable religious duties as many requested from time to time by the employer and conveyed by the Temple Manager
  • Explain and ensure devotee participation in rituals.
  • Adhere to temple rules, processes, procedures and policies
  • 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 Hawan 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

  • Able to make garlands in both the Shaivite and Vaishnavite traditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and guide assistant priest(s) as required.
  • Knowledgeable on making different styles of garland for the deities
  • 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
0121 544 2256