Position available: William Temple Foundation Assistant Director: Communications and Development


The trustees of the


William Temple Foundation


wish to appoint an


Assistant Director: Communications and Development


We are looking for someone who can make a significant contribution to the development of the William Temple Foundation’s influence in the growing debate about the relationship between religion, society, economics and human flourishing. The successful candidate will be either London or North West based, and have skills in communication, media relations and network creation as well as being knowledgeable in the areas of social justice, politics and faith communities.


The post holder will achieve their goals by:

  • Engaging with potential new stakeholders in public life, the churches and the academy
  •   Generating media networks for the dissemination of research findings, including front of camera and audio representative work
  • Using social media for tweeting and re-presenting research findings for public and media engagement with the work of the William Temple Foundation.
  • Working collaboratively on scoping new research projects and funding bids with our Research Director and Senior Honorary Fellows.


The successful candidate will enjoy enhanced opportunities for networking, research and travel in an exciting and expanding area of public policy and research, engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders including the faith and voluntary sector, media (at all levels), academic departments and think tanks, the public and private sector and government policy makers. For the right person and with the anticipated growth of the William Temple Foundation’s work there could be the possibility to extend the role to include the conducting, writing up and publishing of empirical research projects.


This is an appointment on a three year fixed-term contract. The post is 25 hours a week on an annual salary of approximately £30, 000 (paid pro-rata).


For the application pack see the William Temple Foundation’s website www.wtf.org.uk or contact:

Dr Chris Baker

Director of Research, William Temple Foundation


Tel: 07779000021

E-mail: chris.baker@wtf.org.uk.


Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23rd July 2013 in Manchester

Applications to be made by Friday 12th July 2013