Shaping debate on religion in public life.

New Job Opportunity!

17 May 2018

Communications Officer and Research Bids Co-ordinator
£25,000.00 (pro rata) 0.3FTE

The William Temple Foundation is seeking to recruit to the new role of Communications Officer and Research Bids Co-ordinator.

Building on our existing web and social media platforms, we are seeking candidates to work 1.5 days per week to generate and communicate engaging content for these channels, as well as contribute to the writing of new research bids. This is a two year, fixed term post in the first instance.

About Us

The William Temple Foundation is an innovative and ground-breaking research and ideas hub, shaping debate on religion in public life. Founded in 1947, it seeks to connect Christian social concerns to the realities of the secular world by generating ideas about the impact of religion on civil societywellbeingpolitics and economics, and urban change.

The Foundation currently has 20 Trustees, Associate Research Fellows, and William Temple Scholars.

Under the direction of Professor Chris Baker, the post-holder will be able to work remotely but would be expected to be available for regular meetings and the Annual Lecture.

About You

We are seeking self-motivated candidates with knowledge and experience of managing WordPress CMS websites and social media channels, primarily Facebook and Twitter. A good understanding of current debates and issues in religion and belief is also essential, ideally supported by postgraduate experience in this field.

Sympathy with the ethos, aims and objectives of the Foundation, irrespective of personal beliefs, values or worldviews, is also required.

For a full job description and person specification please click the link below.

Communications Officer and Research Bids Co-ordinator


  • Send a two page (max) application outlining your suitability for the post in terms of your vision and fit to post and the role of the Foundation, relevant experience to date and skills, together with a short CV.
  • Applications to be received by 5.00pm, 4th June 2018 to
  • Interviews will be held at Leeds Church Institute on 11th June, 2018.

For further enquiries please contact Professor Chris Baker at or the Chair of Trustees, the Ven. Peter Robinson at

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