Project Manager (New Congregations) – Maternity Cover


We have an ambitious plan to grow and develop as many as 750 new church communities in the Diocese of Oxford in response to the rapid social and environmental changes across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

We are seeking a full-time Project Manager (maternity cover) to work closely with the head of New Congregations to plan and deliver a wide-ranging programme of new congregations of all types. The role will include:

  • planning and supporting the New Congregations programme;
  • planning and coordinating the two boards that oversee the programme;
  • monitoring, evaluating and reporting across the programme;
  • managing and supporting a diverse range of stakeholders.

A list of priorities for the maternity period is available below.

Our ideal candidate will have previous project management and delivery experience along with strong analytical and organisational skills. They will be sensitive to the needs of volunteers and be able to engage, motivate and support them. Experience of project delivery within the charitable sector would be an advantage, but not essential.

We offer a range of benefits, including an on-site café, free parking and a chance to work with great colleagues in an attractive modern office environment.

Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed-term contract to early February 2022 to cover maternity leave
Salary: £34,914 per annum pro-rata
Location: Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1GF

For further details are available below:

Job descriptionMaternity cover prioritiesApplication formRecruitment monitoring formPrivacy notice

To apply, please email your completed application form along with a covering letter and recruitment monitoring form to

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 17 May 2021.

Interviews will take place on Friday 28 May 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are currently under-represented across the diocese.