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Intern or volunteer with FbRN


Paid internships and volunteer positions at FbRN

We will shortly be seeking three new people to work at FbRN to assist in the essential functions of financial administration, communications and social media, and event organising.


Financial administration volunteer

We will be seeking someone who can assist in the process of moving our relatively simple financial operations to a completely paperless environment and then to maintain our financial records on a week-to-week basis.  We expect that after the initial set-up period the work will involve no more than about an hour a week.


Communications and social media intern

It is essential for FbRN to ensure that our website and bulletins are current and useful, and that we maintain a regular visible presence on social media.  Under the guidance of our communications consultant this intern will seek out new stories and information and ensure the regular flow of information to our members.


Events intern

FbRN has a reputation for high quality events ranging from our national conferences to smaller training events.  We plan to expand the range of this provision, particularly out of London.  Under the guidance of the Executive Director the events intern will be responsible for logistical planning and for marketing events to potential participants.


As a small organisation it is assumed that the actual work of the interns will be flexible and will overlap where necessary.  Both internship positions will be paid at an equivalent of the London Living Wage (£8.80 per hour).  There will also be opportunities to expand the role in conjunction with partners at the new ‘Inter Faith Hub’ offices in central London where we will be moving before the end of 2014.


If you would like to express an interest in any of these positions please write, with a CV to the Executive Director, Steve Miller at If you would like an informal conversation or more information, please free to contact Steve.

Freelance roles at Lapido Media


Lapido Media encourages religious literacy in world affairs and has a number of roles and opportunities available:

Trust Applications Administrator

Have you got some time on your hands, and want to play a small but vital part in our development? The role entails matching trust funds to our growth needs, searching databases and helping draft winning applications to deadline. For a motivated organizer who loves the thrill of the chase, we will pay £13 per hour for up to eight hours a week. Contract initially for six months. Write to Jenny convincing her you're the one we're looking for

Trustees Wanted

Lapido Media is at an exciting stage of development and is seeking two additional trustees to add to the existing team of five. We are looking specifically for people with a passion for Religious Literacy and have experience of governance, IT and social media or fundraising. The anticipated time commitment is about 5 days per year.For a full pack of information and a confidential chat please contact, in the first instance, Jenny Taylor, Executive Director on  '+'' + ''; // -->


Freelance Journalists Wanted

New Statesman writer Tom Holland called us ‘bold and timely’.  Muslim former radical Ghayasuddin Siddiqui praises our ‘objectivity’.  Lapido Media is now seeking to build on its reputation for in-depth reportage in the new field of religious literacy in world affairs.

We are building a register of journalists who understand that religion and politics do mix.

‘A massive indifference to and ignorance of religion by secular journalists meant we didn’t see either 9/11 or 7/7 coming’, said Washington-based journalist Paul Marshall.

If that matters to you; and if you’ve got shorthand and a portfolio of relevant work, contact us about commissions now.  NUJ rates apply.

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If you’d like to get involved, and feel you have something to offer, we would be pleased to hear from you.  There are lots of opportunities for graduates with a degree in law, media studies, international relations or sociology of religion.  We are particularly interested in aspiring journalists. 

Intern to the Bishop of Coventry

The Bishop of Coventry, Christopher Cocksworth, is seeking to appoint one salaried Intern (with housing provided) as a member of his personal staff team from September 2014.

 Applications from graduates (or those to graduate this summer) and postgraduates in Theology, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Economics, Politics, Modern Languages, Sociology and related fields are especially welcome. 

The job description and application form can be found by visiting:

Schools Project Assistant

3 Faiths Forum

3FF, the Three Faiths Forum, is one of the UK’s leading national interfaith organisations. Our objectives are to build lasting relationships between people of different faiths and beliefs. Our programmes directly engage more than 10,000 people annually, including those of religious and non-religious beliefs.

We are looking for an individual to join our dynamic Schools Team to:

  • Support the delivery of our Interfaith Education Workshops in schools, colleges, universities and with youth organisations 
  • Assist in delivering our Faith School Linking programme 
  • Provide general administrative assistance to other teams or members of staff

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds – people with religious or non-religious beliefs.

Community Project Development Officer

Diocese of Derby

As an expression of our commitment to see churches engaging with their communities, we are looking to appoint someone to this new, ½ time post, who can work with our churches

  1. Enabling them to develop community projects & initiatives
  2. Encouraging a greater community use of church buildings
  3. Equipping them to listen effectively to their communities and contexts
  4. Envisioning them to engage creatively and generously with their communities

Open to both lay and ordained applicants

INTERFAITH Volunteers with National Citizen Service programme, Redbidge



‘I believe that every young person should have the opportunity to spend time mixing with others from
different backgrounds, developing new skills that will stretch and challenge them, and learning about the importance of being active in their communities.’
Prime Minister David Cameron
JLGB are the lead provider of the government’s National Citizen Service programme in Redbridge for 150 16 year olds from across the borough this summer. National Citizen Service is a fun, challenging programme which will help participants to learn new skills and build their confidence.

National Citizen Service includes fun and challenging activities, away-from-home residential experiences and a self-designed social action project. It aims to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society by bringing young people from very different backgrounds together to make a difference in their communities.

JLGB are hoping to engage participants from all faiths and cultural backgrounds, and as such hope to attract a diverse team of volunteers. 
The NCS programme is a three week programme, two weeks of which will be residential and the third of which will be based in Redbridge, plus a flexible 30 hours volunteering period which is essential for completion of a young person’s NCS. We need help from enthusiastic volunteers to make this exciting project happen! 
We are looking for up to 80 volunteers:
- Up to 20 Team Volunteers for each week of this three week programme, whose duties include supporting the Team Leader in running activities and leading guided discussions, and helping members to problem solve, bond with team members, and develop ideas for and plan their own social action project.
Volunteers can choose to do either one, two or three weeks (they get weekends off!).
- Professionals or keen amateurs needed to run sessions during 19th – 23rd August only, a 1 week residential based in Redbridge, to help young people to learn new skills.
We would like volunteers who could stay for all 5 days and run different workshops each day or people who can offer one day’s tuition for young people in the following areas: Sports and sports coaching; media, film and journalism; cookery; ‘green’ issues and environmental social action; photography.
- Up to 10 volunteers to act as Support Staff for each of the three weeks ; willing to help set up and tidy up after daily activities, occasionally help team leaders where needed, and organise and set up evening entertainments, mealtimes etc.
The dates for the three weeks are:
13th-17th August – Residential based in Colchester – Sports and outdoors activities
19th-23rd August – Residential based in Redbridge – Skills workshops
27th-31st August – Redbridge based, working from a local school – designing social action projects
All reasonable expenses are paid and travel to and from residential weeks is covered. Food and lodgings are provided during residential stays. If volunteering during the third week, it would be easier for volunteers to be based/ staying in Redbridge/East London.
To apply to be a volunteer or to discuss how we can organise a volunteering opportunity to suit you,
please contact the NCS team:
Telephone: 020 8989 5743 Fax: 020 8530 3327
E-Mail: Website:


Three Faiths Forum

For 18 years, 3FF, the Three Faiths Forum, has worked to build good relations between people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures. 

We have developed ground-breaking and award-winning programmes in education, leadership, training and the arts, rooted in a progressive approach to interfaith/intercultural work that includes non-religious groups, and takes into account the complexity of people’s identities.

Our work has been recognised by a range of international bodies: the UN’s Alliance of Civilizations and the Baring Foundation have both commended our work. In 2014 we won the Doha International Interfaith Award, the Shap Award for schools, and were named Camden Mayor’s Charity of the Year.

Now we are looking for a new Director to lead the next stage of 3FF's development. 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A confident leader who is able to motivate and attract people towards 3FF’s goals
  • An excellent communicator who is able to build relationships of trust
  • Ambitious and motivated – looking to achieve big aims for the organisation, and able to secure the funds to achieve those aims

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds – people with non-religious or religious beliefs.



  • To request an application pack, please email  '+'' + ''; // --> .
  • After you have read the full pack, submit your application here.

Deadline for application: 23rd February (10am)
Interviews to take place: 9th March 
Ideal start: June

To ensure a fair recruitment process, staff have been asked not to respond in detail to questions about the role. For written responses, please email our Deputy Director, Rachel Silveira.

We may close applications before this date, so we encourage you to apply early.

Please note that we do not wish to be contacted by recruitment agencies about this role.

Research Assistant and Development Officer

Woolf Institute

There are two current vacancies at the Woolf Institute. Closing dates vary:

Research Assistant

Shana Cohen (Sociology Department/Woolf Institute) is looking for a research assistant to support grant writing applications. The candidate should be able to start by the end of January and work until the end of May. The person should be a PhD candidate in the Social Sciences or Humanities, preferably with an interest in migration and/or religion, and be able to commit to at least 65 hours of work during the three month period. Pay will be hourly and following the university pay scale (including NIS).

  • Please email a cover letter, CV, the name of one reference, and a writing sample to Tina Steiner by Friday 16th January, 2015. Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 26th January.
  • Please email any enquiries to

Development Officer (part-time)

The Woolf Institute has an opening for a part-time role in its Development Office supporting funding applications towards its outreach projects, for programmes such as Diversity in End of Life Care. Full training will be given, and therefore the role would suit someone interested in developing skills in preparing grant applications.

For a full job description please see here.

  • Please email a covering letter, CV, and the name of one reference, to Matthew Teather by Friday 30th January 2015
  • Please email any enquiries to:

Office support roles at St Ethelburga's

St Ethelburga's


St Ethelburga's seeking various roles

Full-time support role becoming available soon

St Etheleburga's much-loved Office and Facilities Manager is leaving and we are are seeking a replacement. If you think you have what it takes to look after our office processes and our building we'd love to hear from you.  This is a demanding but potentially very rewarding role at the heart of our team.  It would suit someone with a mature outlook who is grounded, practical and efficient and loves to be busy.  Luckily Susan has set up some great systems and written thorough manuals on how to handle it all, so you'll be well trained up.   If you are interested email with your CV.  

Part time bookkeeper-accountant with charity experience

We are currently looking for a bookkeeper-accountant with charity experience to work at our Centre.  If you are interested please with your CV. 

St Ethelburga's internships

Interns work four days a week and have a great introduction to working life and to peace-building, as well as a much-valued place on our team.  We run a rolling internship scheme, accepting applictions every 3 months, for the following roles:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Fundraising Appeal Coordinator


Three Faiths Forum

3FF's Internship Programme is designed to give plenty of valuable skills and experience by working closely with one of 3FF's teams.

Interns work alongside 3FF's dedicated staff members at the Kentish Town offices on one of their many projects. Interns play an active role in the organisation and are given the the opportunity to become involved in all aspects of the work, from organising workshops and events, facilitating the arts activities, to helping run leadership programme.

To find out more about the experience and skills interns can expect to gain from the programme, go here.

Application details

3FF are now recruiting for internships starting 23 September 2014. The deadline for applications is 9am on 9 September 2014. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an assessment day on 16 September 2014.

More info here: