Social Justice Adviser

Are you a passionate advocate for Christian social justice? Do you want to be part of a team enabling social justice at the heart of discipleship and mission? This is your opportunity to plan and deliver real change, to support parishes in their transformational work to address local forms of poverty, inequality and issues of mental health, loneliness and social isolation, and homelessness.

We would love to hear from you if you can demonstrate:
  • Strategic planning and delivery of projects which make a significant impact on issues of social justice
  • Evidence of making a difference through social justice campaigning/interventions
  • Understanding and commitment to community organising
  • Facilitation skills for working with individuals and groups
  • Excellent networking and influencing skills in order to effect change
  • Confident and effective communication skills to engage with people from a wide range of diverse backgrounds.
Who we are?

The Diocese of Oxford is a living, growing network of more than 1,000 churches, chaplaincies and schools across the three counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. More than 2.4 million people live in the diocese, and this number is set to rise by up to half a million over the next decade. We are a supportive team with a positive and rewarding working environment.

Our vision is to be a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world: more contemplative, more compassionate and more courageous. We are actively seeking to be good stewards of the environment, to serve and be advocates for the disadvantaged, to enable everyday faith, to see children, young people and adults come to faith and grow in faith, to plant and grow new congregations, to reimagine the church-school relationship in every place, and to serve and bless our communities. Our common vision seeks to be emergent, responsive to local need and continuously developing in the light of our changing context.

Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £40,812.81 per annum
Location: Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, Oxford

This role attracts a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) for the appointed persons to be a baptised Christian, lay or ordained, who is a communicant member in good standing with the Anglican Church or a church that is a member of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland under Part 1 Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

Further details are available below:

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Closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Monday 17 May 2021.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 25 May 2021.

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