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Domestic Assistant

The Domestic Assistant works as part of the Housekeeping team which is part of the wider Operations Directorate. The Housekeeping team has responsibility for the college’s cleanliness and presentation across the estate. The role is focussed on cleaning and preparing the College accommodation, teaching, social and other spaces including external properties to the highest standards of safety and cleanliness. This will be done in accordance with College requirements, and subject to College Regulations and Health and Safety policies.

A full job description can be found here: Domestic Assistant - Job Description

The application should include:

  • Letter of application, indicating fulfilment of essential and desired criteria
  • Current CV
  • Names and contact details of two referees (including current or most recent line manager) 

Applications should be submitted by email to

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon Friday 20th January 2023. 

Communications Manager Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (Parental Leave Cover)

Job title Communications Manager (Parental Leave Cover)

Responsible to

ECLAS Project Director
Responsible for Coordinating external communications and supporting project activities
Grade Grade 7, St Johns College Graded Pay Scale
Salary range £35,333 per annum (Whole Time Equivalent)
Contract type Fixed term: 1 March 2023 – 29 February 2024, (Parental Leave Cover), 0.8 WTE.
Working arrangements 4 days per week, based at St John’s College Durham, with the option of working up to 50% of contracted hours from home.

27 days annual leave plus statutory holiday and Durham University customary days, pro rata.

St John’s College Group Personal Pension Plan.
Closing date

1 February 2023, 5pm

Expected Interview date

10 February 2023


About Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS)

This project seeks to transform the quality and increase the level of serious engagement with science amongst Christians around the world, by focusing attention on the role of senior church leaders in shaping church leadership in an age of science.

We will target strategic leaders in conferences, provide training resources for a much larger number of trainee leaders, develop a range of flagship local engagement projects, and seed 4 hubs of science-engaged theology around the world. All of this will be underpinned by original research, which will itself be a significant contribution to public understanding of the relationship between religion and science.


Job summary and purpose

Clear messaging and brand identity are key to ECLAS success. The Communications Manager works with ECLAS Directors to develop communications strategy and implements that strategy with the central team at Durham. Key tasks include managing the ECLAS media and social media presence, advising grantees on communications, and assisting the central team in planning and running ECLAS events.


Duties and responsibilities


  • The external communications of the overall Project liaising with the Project team and developing external opportunities to fulfill the outcomes and outputs of the project
  • To develop content for and maintain ECLAS media presence promoting science-engaged theology
  • To assist awardees in the Scientists in Congregations and Science for Seminaries programmes to identify communications opportunities in collaboration with ECLAS
  • To facilitate photography and videography for use in advertising, communications, and production of science-engaged theology resources.
  • Assisting in the administration of conferences



  • Develop detailed programmes to plan and monitor timelines of communications outputs and outcomes with associated budgets and reporting
  • Liaise effectively with and enable other members of the project team
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external suppliers and contractors as needed (e.g., PR support, digital support)
  • Prepare quarterly reports; participate in scheduled electronic and face-to-face meetings including presentation of research results
  • Monitor and log team media appearances
  • Maintenance of project media
    • Project website (via Wordpress)
    • Project blog
    • Social media (including Twitter)
    • Monthly newsletter (via Mailchimp)
    • Occasional press releases (e.g., grant awards, exciting research)



Work will mainly be at St John’s College in Durham but travel off­site for meetings and events around the UK will be necessary.


How to apply

Download the full role description and person specification here: ECLAS Comms Manager

Your application should include:

  • Letter of application, indicating how you fulfil the criteria listed in the person specification
  • Current CV

Applications should be submitted by email to Please include “Comms Position” in the subject line.

For an informal telephone conversation about the role, please email to arrange.

The deadline for applications is 5:00pm 1st February 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held on 10th February 2023.


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