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Assistant Chaplain & Country Director, UK

Salary: £45,000-£47,500 plus benefits (experience dependent)

Oxford (37.5 hours per week)

Job Description

The closing date for this role is Monday 3rd April 2017.


We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Chaplain & UK Director to join our growing team to lead our UK ministry, communicating the Christian gospel and increasing The Zacharias Trust’s visibility and impact.

The Zacharias Trust is a UK registered Christian charity with a friendly, welcoming culture and a warm working atmosphere.  Our organisational vision is to help the thinker believe and the believer to think.  We also provide training to students via the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.

If you want to play a pivotal role in the strategic leadership of our UK ministry, its missions and its development, and to become a member of a stimulating Christian community, this could be the right opportunity for you.  The successful candidate would also be expected to support the of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics Students and to lead and manage the spiritual formation and activities of OCCA Fellows, to be involved in specific activities of the Zacharias Trust and OCCA, throughout the academic year including leading missions, evangelistic activities, training programmes and the Associates Programme, and to develop new material and contribute to writing and media programmes.

Requirements for the role are as follows:

  • Minimum academic requirement of degree level qualification, including graduate or postgraduate qualification in theology.  Masters or Doctorate level qualification preferred.
  • Significant experience of a variety of faith-based speaking environments (large meetings, conferences, lectures, small groups).
  • Experience of working with students on faith issues and providing pastoral care/ moral support.
  • Experience of producing effective published materials for Christian and secular media.
  • Significant experience in the training and practice of evangelism and recognised ability as a Christian apologist.
  • Experience of leadership/management of others, proven team building ability and pastoral and spiritual mentoring.
  • Good numeracy skills, ideally with experience of budget management.
  • Open, honest and having integrity.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Able to contribute to the working life and environment of a large dynamic team.
  • Able to work on own initiative and pro-actively solve problems as they arise.
  • Able to evidence excellent written and verbal communication and good interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible attitude, willingness to take on a variety of tasks.

In return we offer a pleasant working environment, a friendly and open team atmosphere, generous pension scheme and a range of other work benefits

Please note: as a result of our Christian ethos, this post is covered by an Occupational Requirement (OR) under the Equality Act 2010. The successful applicant will be expected to be a practising Christian and to clearly demonstrate a personal commitment to the mission, principles, values and practices of the Trust.   Applicants will also be expected to provide proof of their right to live and work in the UK as part of the selection process.

If you are interested in applying, email your CV and covering email outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, including salary expectations to

Applications from suitably qualified non-EU candidates will be considered.