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Assistant Programme Manager
World Community for Christian Meditation
  • Salary £28,000 per year
  • Location Home-based
  • Job Type Contract, Full-time
  • Category Admin , Christian
  • Sectors Faith-based
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Job Description

The World Community for Christian Meditation  is establishing a Retreat and
Conference Centre near Poitiers – Abbaye de Bonnevaux, Centre pour la Paix. The centre is run by our French charitable arm, Association Bonnevaux pour la Paix (ABP).  We hope from the autumn to be able to provide physical retreats. In the meantime, and in view of the current pandemic, we have a very busy online programme of events which is proving popular with our membership and the public beyond.

We are looking for a talented, creative and responsive individual to assist the Associate Director in the creation and mounting of our programme which ranges from talks to seminars to retreats and  conferences. At present these are offered online, in time they will revert to in-person events with an online option.  You will help with the organisation of aspects of all varieties of event.  For the moment you will be able to work from home, with the eventual option of hot-desking from our London Office. There may be occasional visits to the centre France.

The successful appointee will be bilingual in French and English, have experience of all aspects of conference and event organising, a sound understanding of the requirements of online broadcasting and the administrative work associated with all of these activities. Sharing the vision and mission  of our community, you will be systematic, organised, have excellent administrative and people  skills and huge initiative to deal with whatever technical problems may arise in the course of the  holding of an event.

At the same time, you will know how to communicate efficiently and sensitively 
across a wide spectrum of people, nationalities, generations and social backgrounds. This role offers an amazing opportunity to be part of a team contributing to the creation of a new space of healing, in an exceptional location and dedicated to silence and contemplation.