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Join the Team

The RZIM Zacharias Trust is part of a global organisation with a vision to help the thinker believe and the believer think. The Trust is a UK registered charity whose aim is to engage with people’s heartfelt questions about the Christian faith and explain the hope that the Gospel brings.  The Trust are currently recruiting for:

  • Assistant to Executive Director (full time -37.5 hours per week, attracts an annual salary within the range of £18,000 to £22,000)

The Zacharias Trust has seen a significant growth in its activities this year, therefore we are looking for an organised and effective individual to join our growing administrative team in Oxford as Assistant to the Executive Director.  The successful candidate for this role will also share our passion for the aims and work of the Zacharias Trust and have proven relevant administrative experience, and excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  •  Office Administrator (full time -37.5 hours per week, attracts an annual salary within the range of £18,000 to £22,000)

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Office Administrator to join our Front of House and Administrative Team to join us in March 2015.  It’s a role which requires a team player but one who has the ability to work with independence and initiative too – dealing proactively and confidently with a range of people and tasks.  Typical duties will include administrative and practical support to the HR function and training events team, dealing with visitors and incoming calls.  All of which makes this an excellent career development opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with the right attitude and skill set.  The role also has the potential to be developed further for the right candidate.

Demonstrably IT literate and with well-developed MS Office skills (including Excel), educated to at least A Level standard,  success will not only depend on your excellent communication and interpersonal skills that build highly-effective working relationships within the team, but also on your efficient organisation and prioritisation skills.  You will also be in sympathy with the Trust’s key aims, values and ethos.

  •  OCCA Tutors’ Assistant (full time – 37.5 hours per week, attracting an annual salary within the range of £18,000 to £22,000) to Start  in Summer 2015

We have a unique and exciting opportunity for a candidate to join our team, providing administrative and research support for our Tutors in the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.  The postholder to get involved in research, assisting at our Tutors as speaking engagements and events run by the Trust and by its academic arm the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.  They will also provide day to day more general administrative support to the tutors too.  Sympathy  with the Trust key aims, values and ethos are therefore essential for this role as you would be expected to represent OCCA and the Trust at public events.

It’s a role which requires a good level of education to graduate level, ideally with some previous experience of research, good writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills.     The successful candidate is likely to be an enthusiastic individual who has experience or an understanding of an academic setting.  They will be highly organised and efficient in their approach to prioritisation and able to use their own initiative to problem solving: the role will require them to work with minimal supervision and dealing with conflicting priorities. Experience in the use of social media and website content editing would also be highly desirable.  A willingness to travel and a driving license would also be very advantageous.

And in return for your skills and commitment? We offer a friendly and welcoming team atmosphere in refurbished offices in a central Oxford location and offer excellent benefits including pension, childcare vouchers and generous annual leave.

 Job Descriptions

Assistant to Executive Director

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Office Administrator

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OCCA Tutors’ Assistant

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Applications/Further Information:

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to or to the postal address below, explaining your reasons for applying and how your skills, knowledge and experience match the role requirements.  You should also include the full contacts for two referees; please note that unless you state otherwise in your letter or CV, we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage.  Please also be aware that as part of the recruitment process all candidates would be expected to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK, in line with current legislation.

For further enquiries about the role please call 01865 302900 in the first instance.

Postal applications:
Kate Shawcross, HR Coordinator, RZIM Zacharias Trust, 76 Banbury Road,
 Oxford, OX2 6JT