The digital communications and engagement officer will play a key role in the team by confidently creating email campaigns for our new online course ‘Out of the Cloister’. You will also design web pages using Drupal and assist with our advertising campaign, for example, by setting up Google Analytics and creating a Facebook group.
What we are looking for:
You must demonstrate:
- a minimum of one year’s experience creating email automations in Active Campaign or similar.
- a minimum of three years’ experience using content management systems (Drupal or similar) to create web pages.
- a minimum of one year’s experience and evidence of training or certification in Google Analytics.
- proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms.
- Discovering Prayer is a Christian organisation, and it is a genuine occupational requirement that you be a Christian and take part in prayer meetings since all our work is rooted in prayer.
(Desirable) Evidence of a flair for creative design with images and video.
This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of those who take part in a new online course, bringing peace in turbulent times. You’ll also be a key contributor to the course design and work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields.
Line Manager: Founder and Director
Hours: 16-18 hours per week
Salary: £24,070 pro-rata, five-month fixed-term contract
Place of work: St Andrew’s Church, Linton Road, Oxford or home-based
How to apply
As part of your online application, please send your up-to-date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria above to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. Please give two referees, your current and previous line manager.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Create a complex automated email series and a separate win-back campaign that help people to engage with our online course.
- Create web pages (using Drupal) that inspire people who take part in our new course.
- Measure participation using social media platforms including Google Analytics, Facebook and Twitter.
- Set up a new Facebook group for ‘Out of the Cloister’ and work with the team to create ideas for engagement.
(Desirable) Create Facebook and Twitter posts using copy from our course material.
(Desirable) Assist with creating and editing images and videos.
About our new project ‘Out of the Cloister’
We have recently secured funding from the prestigious Sir Halley Stewart Trust to launch a pioneering new project called ‘Out of the Cloister’. Our aim is to introduce a new generation to invaluable insights into ways to pray gained by Christian nuns and monks. We hope and pray that this will help people living through a global pandemic to find new levels of peace, hope and resilience through prayer.
The project will involve recording interviews with nuns and monks from a range of Christian traditions and using these to create an engaging, interactive online course for 1,000 participants.
About Discovering Prayer
Discovering Prayer's vision is to help people have a joyful and fulfilling relationship with God. We are inspired by Jesus, who said, ‘Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.’ Matthew 11:28
There is a deep hunger in our time for authentic spirituality: people want to learn to pray and experience God in their lives. But many struggle to know how or where to start.
In answer to this need, Discovering Prayer draws from ancient Christian monastic wisdom to create high-quality audio prayer times that guide and inspire people to pray. Over 50,000 people have prayed with us online to date. In ancient times nuns and monks used the most up-to-date methods of their time – sacred art and calligraphy – to reach people. We are using the tools of our day – the internet and audio recordings – to help bring people into a relationship with God and one another.
Discovering Prayer is usually based in a beautiful office at St Andrew’s Church, Linton Road, Oxford, about a mile from Oxford City Centre (though during the Covid-19 pandemic we have worked from home). When we are in the office, we are also part of the community that work and worship in the church and we join in short services during the day.
Our small and friendly team usually work part-time and consist of a founder and director, director of editorial and development, customer care manager, script editor, sound engineer and website developer.
Discovering Prayer aims to be an exciting and fulfilling place to work, offering team members opportunities to develop skills and abilities and also play a key part in helping thousands of people to deepen their relationship with God.
‘Discovering Prayer clearly has a wonderful team supporting its programmes and my prayers are with you as you reach more and more people with the gift of these excellent resources for reflective prayer. We need rhythm and structure more and more in these strange times.’
- The Rt Revd Sarah Mullaly, Bishop of London