Personal Assistant to Business Apologist

Starting Salary: Starting at £25 to £27k (+ benefits inc generous pension scheme)

Oxford (37.5 hours per week)

The closing date for this role is midnight on 22 April 2019

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your CV, together with a covering letter outlining your suitability, details about what your Christian faith means to you and motivation for the role, including current and required salary details to

Job Summary:

Are you a well-organised, resourceful Personal Assistant who would thrive in a high-performance culture and enjoy lucrative opportunities for international collaboration? Are you interested in becoming part of an exciting Christian ministry with a focus on reaching culture-shapers in business?  If so, we invite you to consider this unique opportunity to join our pioneering work.

We are an Oxford-based international charity with a welcoming and inclusive culture and a warm working atmosphere.  Our organisational vision is to help the thinker believe and the believer think.

We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate that they are able to achieve the following:

  • Effective administrative and communication support to the Business Apologist for all modes of communication, including inbox management and being the internal and external point of contact.
  • Efficient and competent diary management, including scheduling of meetings, research time, executive responsibilities and responsibilities for travel itineraries and bookings.
  • Provide support to the Business Apologist and Business Apologetics Project Manager on projects such as Festival of Thought, OCCA Business Programme and various apologetics projects with Corporates in the UK.
  • Provide assistance to Business Apologist with their social media profile.
  • Demonstrate a pioneering ability, a willingness to support the Business Apologist effectively and assume responsibility in an entrepreneurial and fast-moving environment
  • Earn the trust of colleagues within the Senior Management Teams.


The skills, qualifications and competencies that we are looking for are outlined below:

  • Graduate-level or equivalent calibre
  • Detail-oriented
  • Problem solver
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong communicator
  • Calm under pressure
  • Committed individual
  • Flexible attitude
  • Willingness to travel
  • Proactive
  • Accepts responsibility

Work Benefits:

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

Occupational Requirement:

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.

Applicants will also be expected to provide existing proof of their right to live and work in the UK as part of the selection process.