Working at the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre

Working at the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre

1. Director of Impact and Operations. 2. Centre Coordinator. 3. Communication, Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator.

To support our work and development we are appointing to several new positions. These posts at the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre provide an exciting opportunity to work in a world-class University Centre committed to preventing depression and enabling people to realise their potential through mindfulness training. We do this through rigorous scientific research and working to maximise the impact of our work. Our impact work includes training the next generation of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) teachers, making MBCT more accessible, improving understanding of mindfulness and MBCT and policy/advocacy work. Our vision is a world without the devastating effects of depression. Our values include embodying mindfulness and compassion in all that we do, internally and externally; ‘practicing the change we would like to see in the world.’

1) Director of Impact and Operations. The postholder will be responsible for the leadership and operational management of our training, education, access and public engagement work. The role is ideally suited to an experienced strategic and operational leader/manager, who has the people, communication, project management and finance skills to coordinate and ensure delivery of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre Business Plan. Applicants should have a strong record of working at senior management level, outstanding communication skills and a high level of competence in business planning and financial management. The successful applicant must be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline and have personal qualities commensurate with the values of the Centre, including authenticity, potency, respect, vitality and compassion.  This post is full-time and funded for a fixed-term of 3 years in the first instance.

Full details of the post are here: erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form

The closing date is 24th November 2017.

2. Centre Coordinator.The postholder will have a key role in the day-to-day running of our vibrant and growing centre. This is a varied role that would suit someone who has good people, project management skills and has (or is willing to learn) basic finance skills. You will lead a small team responsible for the Centre’s core administrative functions. You will be able to manage a significant and varied workload with competing demands, thrive working as part of a team and be open to learning and developing as the Centre develops. This post is full-time and for a fixed-term (funded for 3 years).

Full details of the post are here: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=130772

The closing date is 11th December 2017.

3. Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator. The postholder will have a key role in communicating the work of the OMC, ensuring the effective and balanced communication of our mission and activities, marketing our training events and education and working on fund raising. This is a varied role that would suit someone who enjoys a range of communications, marketing, fund raising and project management within their role. You will liaise closely with communications officers both within the Department of Psychiatry and the wider university. This post is part-time (80%) and for a fixed-term (funded for 2 years).

Full details of the post are here:  https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=131834

The closing date is 11th December 2017.

For all three posts we will consider more part-time job-share appointments, with a commensurate adjustment in the responsibilities and duties on a pro rata basis.

These three posts provide an opportunity to make an impact in the world alongside an outstanding team of staff, Trustees and Associates. Please read the further particulars and our website and if you have further questions contact the Director, Professor Willem Kuyken via email.