Are you a passionate advocate for Christian social justice? Do you want to be part of a team enabling social justice at the heart of discipleship and mission? This is your opportunity to plan and deliver real change, to support parishes in their transformational work to address local forms of poverty, inequality and issues of mental health, loneliness and social isolation, and homelessness.
We would love to hear from you if you can demonstrate
- Strategic planning and delivery of projects which make a significant impact on issues of social justice.
- Understanding and commitment to broad based community organising.
- Facilitation skills for working with individuals and groups
- Excellent networking and influencing skills in order to effect change
- Confident and effective communication skills to engage with people from a wide range of diverse backgrounds
Who we are?
The Diocese of Oxford is a living, growing network of more than a thousand churches, chaplaincies, and schools across the three counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire. More than 2.4 million people live in the Diocese and this number is set to rise by up to half a million over the next decade. We’re a supportive team with a positive and rewarding working environment.
Our vision is to be a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world: more contemplative, more compassionate, and more courageous. We are actively seeking to be good stewards of the environment, to serve and be advocates for the disadvantaged, to enable everyday faith, to see children, young people and adults come to faith and grow in faith, to plant and grow new congregations, to reimagine the church-school relationship in every place and to serve and bless our communities. Our common vision seeks to be emergent, responsive to local need and continuously developing in the light of our changing context.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £40,812.81 per annum
Location: Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, Oxford
This role attracts a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) for the appointed persons to be a baptised Christian, lay or ordained, who is a communicant member in good standing with the Anglican Church or a church that is a member of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland under Part 1 Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
For further details, including how to apply please visit the Diocese of Oxford website
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 16th March 2021.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 30th March 2021
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are currently under-represented across the Diocese.