Programme Manager, Common Vision

Rooted in two years of listening, the vision for the Diocese of Oxford is to ‘become a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world: contemplative, compassionate and courageous’.  Background information on the process to date is available here.

During 2019 we enter a particularly exciting phase of the Common Vision programme as we shift from discernment towards implementation and we are looking for someone to join us who will coordinate and facilitate this strategy process through a range of activities and hands-on projects. The post holder, working collaboratively with others, will inform decisions and deploy effective communication strategies to build engagement across the Diocese.

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience as a programme/project manager or as an administrative professional with a track record of budgeting and management of resources. They will be able to relate well at all levels and have excellent report writing skills along with experience of writing project proposals and funding applications. A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and databases is essential along with a theological and practical understanding of holistic mission in contemporary society.

The post is subject to the requirement that the holder be a practising Christian, under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010 as this post will advise and support the work of discerning and implementing the common vision and diocesan strategy. The post holder will also have a representational role on behalf of the Diocese of Oxford

In return, you will have the opportunity to work within a friendly environment with excellent working facilities in Kidlington.

Hours:             110 hours per month (0.74FTE)
Salary:             £34,230 pro-rata per annum
Location:        Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1GF
Job Term:       Two-year fixed term contract

Further information about the role, including an application form, are available below

Job Description    The Common Vision process     Application Form    Recruitment Monitoring Form    Privacy Notice

Please submit your completed application along with a covering letter and recruitment monitoring form to

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 5th June 2019  

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 19th June 2019                             

We are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities for all.