Assistant Programme Manager

  • Job Description

Based: Working remotely, but with short visits to Bonnevaux – Marçay, near Poitiers –
France as needed
Contract: 1 year initially

Salary: £28,000 Full time 35 hours per week

Reports to: Associate Director


The World Community for Christian Meditation ( is establishing a
Retreat and Conference Centre near Poitiers – Abbaye de Bonnevaux, Centre pour la Paix. The centre is run by our French charitable arm, Association
Bonnevaux pour la Paix (ABP). We hope from the autumn to be able to provide physical
retreats. In the meantime, and in view of the current pandemic, we have a very busy online
programme of events which is proving popular with our membership and the public beyond.

We are looking for a talented, creative and responsive individual to assist the Associate
Director in the creation and mounting of our programme which ranges from talks to
seminars to retreats and conferences both offered online, physically and a hybrid version
of the two. You will help with the organisation of aspects of all three varieties of event.

The successful appointee will be bilingual in French and English, have experience of all
aspects of conference and event organising, a sound understanding of the requirements of
online broadcasting and the administrative work associated with all of these activities.
Sharing the vision and mission of our community, you will be systematic, organised, have
excellent administrative and people skills and huge initiative to deal with whatever technical
problems may arise in the course of the holding of an event. At the same time, you will know
how to communicate efficiently and sensitively across a wide spectrum of people,
nationalities, generations and social backgrounds. This role offers an amazing opportunity to
be part of a team contributing to the creation of a new space of healing, in an exceptional
location and dedicated to silence and contemplation.


Bridget Chetwynd

Tel: 020 7278 2070

CLOSING DATE: 30 April 2021

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