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CMU seeks Education Officer

The Catholic Missionary Union (CMU) is the umbrella body for around 40 missionary groups, societies and religious orders who are active in missionary work across the globe. In 2016 we launched a project called 'meet a missionary' in order that children and young people can engage with missionaries - both male and female, religious and lay. It has run as a pilot project through live 'Skype' sessions in schools and youth groups. We are now looking for someone to take it to the next stage.

We are recruiting......

Education Officer JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title: Education Officer (part time)
Location: from Home or another agreed flexible location
Hours: 8hrs per week (0.2 FTE) Contract 12months (renewable)
Salary: £21,000 (pro rata)
Reporting to: Richard Owens, CMU Secretary
Liaising with: CMU President, Working Group Members, peer education officers in member societies. Main responsibilities

To administer all aspects of the 'meet a missionary' project and maintain the existing databases

To facilitate the training and preparation of participants and be the main link person with the users of the site to advise and support.

To update the meet a missionary website as required

Deliver on the objectives set by the Education Working Group for the development of the project

Produce reports on a monthly basis

Participate in the planning group for the Missionary Immersion Trip (proposed) in 2020 and assist with a share of the promotional and administrative tasks where time allows Additional Responsibilities

Keep the training and preparation of participants under review and improve the contents of the training in accordance with the feedback received from the pilot stage

Keep the publicity of the project under review especially in the light of any feedback from the pilot project


Measure the impact of the project; how the resource is being used, who is using it and how can this be developed

Person Specifications

o Education to degree level
o Excellent verbal and written communications

o Excellentpresentationskills
o Ability to work well under own initiative and motivate self o Timemanagementandprioritisationskills
o IT skills including proficiency in word processing,
o databasemanagementandPowerPoint
o Good attention to detail

o Sympathy with and understanding of the role of Missionaries in the Catholic Church

To apply:

Send your CV with a covering letter outlining why you feel you would be suitable for this role to

Richard Owens, CMU Secretary at

secretariat@cmu.org.uk or by post to CMU Secretariat, Office 16, Shakespeare House, 37-39 Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AB

by April 30th 2017

See the websites below to familiarise yourself with the project and the CMU

Meet a Missionary - www.meetamissionary.org.uk

CMU - www.cmu.org.uk

To discuss call Richard on 01704 533708