Vacancies

Faith that does justice
A joint Jesuit Missions and JRS UK internship

London Living wage
6 months, starting September 2017

Are you passionate about social justice? Does your faith motivate you to make a difference? Are you wondering what it’s like to work in a faith-based organisation? Enthusiastic and willing to get stuck in?

The Jesuits in Britain are offering a six-month “Faith that does justice” internship programme with the Jesuit Refugee Service UK (JRS UK) and Jesuit Missions (JM).  The 6-month internship includes two 3-month work placements and additional spiritual formation, providing an opportunity to deepen faith and explore work which puts Catholic social teaching in to action.

As the Faith that does Justice intern you will participate in the life and work of two different Catholic Jesuit organisations, both imbued with Ignatian Spirituality and working for social justice. Opportunities and projects will include: helping with communications, policy and advocacy on social justice issues; working alongside refugees; participating in school outreach; and supporting international partners. Regular spiritual direction and a residential Ignatian retreat are included in the programme.

The details bit

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent written communication skills
  • Be driven by their faith to do justice
  • Be a recent graduate with a 2:1 or above, or equivalent

The programme:

  • Runs from 18 September 2017 until 30 March 2018
  • Paid at the London Living Wage (£8,872 for six months, excluding pension contributions)
  • 35 hour a week including some evenings and weekends, for which time off in lieu should be taken
  • September 2017 – December 2017 on placement at JRS UK, January 2018 – March 2018 on placement at Jesuit Missions
  • Young adult Individually Guided Retreat 12-14 January 2018 at St Beuno’s Jesuit Retreat House
  • Ongoing Spiritual Direction to support the deepening of faith

For more information about the programme, please see the full Role Description (pdf); further questions to megan.knowles@jrs.net.

Interested candidates should send a CV and covering letter to megan.knowles@jrs.net by Monday 17 July at 12 noon. The covering letter should detail relevant experience, including any work or volunteering you have previously undertaken focused on faith and social justice, highlight why you would like to do the internship and in what way you think you will benefit from the experience.  We are looking for talented, enthusiastic candidates with the potential to contribute significantly to a faith-based organisation serving the common good in the future.

Interviews are likely to be held on 1 August 2017 in London.