Student Outreach Worker

A unique opportunity has arisen to work jointly for New Road Baptist Church, St Columba’s United Reformed Church, and Wesley Memorial Methodist Church with students in Oxford.

We are seeking to appoint a committed Christian, who is a creative, imaginative, and suitably qualified person to the position of  Student Outreach Worker. 

This post is to develop Christian outreach among students in Oxford by working with existing volunteers, maintaining existing community networks, and exploring new avenues of contact within the two universities.

There is a genuine occupational requirement that the postholder be a practising Christian in sympathy with the Baptist, United Reformed, and Methodist traditions.  You should be willing to work with a management group from the three churches, with local clergy, and with lay people to facilitate and support a wide range of activities within the three churches and the two universities.  You should be respectful that each church is committed to a pilgrimage of faith to combat discrimination and to give dignity and worth to people whatever their sexuality or gender.

This is a full time post (averaging 37.5 hours per week over the course of the year), though applications for a part time post will also be considered. It will be for two years, renewable for a further two years, with a salary of £25,000 p.a., or pro rata, and a housing allowance of up to £12,000 p.a.

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Application closing date: 24 May at 5pm

Interview date: Week beginning 10 June

Applications by c.v. (other than your name, please don't include all the information on the applicant information sheet) and covering letter to be returned to:

Please also download and complete the applicant information sheet, and (optionally) the Equality and Diversity monitoring form, and send those to (Not the Church Secretaries).

St Columba's URC is committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults are recruited to work for us so, in the process of recruitment, selection, and appointment we will use a range of procedures and actions including Police/Enhanced DBS Checks to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented.