Volunteering at Savio House Youth Centre 2012-2013
A few places are still available for a gap year in community working for young people,
Cat, below, completed a year at Savio House and then moved on to work in the world of financial management. KPMG, the firm she joined, valued her community experience and found that she had developed skills and experience beyond her years, giving her an additional value in the job market.
Professional skills, personal development, community living and spiritual reflection all combine to make this a rich and life-changing experience before the world of waged work begins to make its demands.
The year is tough, there will be challenge but you will always feel that you are making a difference to the lives of young people- differences that will last their whole life.
Or email Fr David O’Malley SDB email@example.com
Catholic Parliamentary and Public Policy Internships Sep 2012-Jul 2013: placing Catholic graduates in an environment where they gain an intensive experience of political and social action in a spiritual context. Closing date 5pm on 29th February2012.
Keele University has a strong ecumenical Christian community based at the Chapel, right in the centre of campus, and the Catholic congregation is growing as the word is spread about the existence of the Chapel, church services and CassocK, which has re-established itself in the Chapel since Easter 2011. The Chaplaincy is currently looking for a volunteer Chaplaincy Assistant to join us from mid-September 2012 to mid-June 2013. On behalf of the Chaplaincy and students, all finalists looking for a vocation in the Church, or just something different to do, perhaps while they decide what to do next in life, are invited to apply for the role as soon as they are able to.
The role of Chaplaincy Assistant in previous years has been taken up by a variety of people and we are looking for someone who wants to join our vibrant and thriving community in the heart of the Keele’s Campus. There are many societies based in the Chapel from Emmaus, a Christian-based discussion group, Christian Union and Jesus Jam (a Christian group comprised of predominantly African and Afro-Caribbean students) to the Late Service, a student-led Church service, and CassocK, a society that provides a space on Thursday evenings for Catholic students to come together and participate in Bible Studies, social events and talks and discussions. Whole-Chapel events are also organised for both students and non-students.
If you feel any of your students are interested in taking up such a position that provides pastoral support to others, and a friendly face around the Chapel during the week and are enthusiastic and committed to ecumenism on a campus in beautiful parklands, please direct them to the Chapel website www.keelechapel.org. Most Chaplaincies will be receiving information in the post in the coming days. If you do not receive this information, do not fear! The task description and application form can be found on the webpage, or email any of the Chaplains, whose details are listed on the website, for further information. Please encourage those interested to explore the website as well, where they will find links to various society pages.
Dear Fr Bishop,
I was visiting Pembroke, my old college last week-end and called into the Chaplaincy again where you very kindly heard my confession. The Chapel always has a special meaning for me as in my first term in Oxford (Michaelmas 1972) I returned to the Church there. I came home again at the evening Mass!
I attended Mass last week-end on Saturday and Sunday and was so very moved by the baptism and confirmation of the student converts at 11.00am Mass on Sunday. Both Fr Moffatt SJ and yourself made the Mass so very intimate and personal, despite the large congregation. I was also impressed by the concentration and silence in the congregation and the palpable sense of a loving community of faith. The chaplaincy team are truly working wonders in Oxford – in the quiet, dignified, Newman way. It was a great honour to be there even though I was “just visiting”. …
It was so wonderful to be back, Father. In my time at Oxford, the Chaplaincy greatly nurtured my own spiritual life and it is very heartening to see that it continues to have an impact upon the spiritual lives of students now and that through you the ‘noiseless work of God’ (as Newman says) proceeds. …
So, maybe what I am saying is that the Chaplaincy is a channel of God’s grace not only to the students but also to the alumni(ae) who come back to visit. Thank you and God bless you all at the Chaplaincy.
Each year there are places for 8 recently graduated Catholics to experience political and social action with spiritual accompaniment. The deadline for applications is February the 28th. See poster below for details and pick up a card from the Narthex. The web link is: http://www.catholicchurch.org.uk/interns
The Jesuit English Language School is run each summer to teach English to overseas Jesuits. They would like to hire a tutor/assistant to be part of the team of four who will assist with the delivery of the Language School at Heythrop College, London, in August. Full details are available from Philip Harrison SJ: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jesuit English Language School for overseas Jesuits seeks a tutor/assistant to be part of the team of four who will assist with the delivery of the Language School at Heythrop College, Kensington, this August. Full details are attached (the Word icon below) and detailed information about the English Language School can be accessed via the link.
The Oaktree Foundation, an entirely youth-run Christian aid and development organisation based in Oxford, is currently looking for a young leader to join the other directors of Oaktree in a CEO-type role. It’s designed to be for someone like a student to do the role in 15 hrs/week as a volunteer. There’s more info about Oaktree in the UK here www.theoaktreeuk.org and about Oaktree in Australia where I was part of starting it, here www.theoaktree.org
A clip on how Oaktree started is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HruG30CXmHs and a clip on our Schools 4 Schools project is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J31O2jzTWB0
Graduate Assistant position, Leweston School
I am writing to you in the hope that you might be able to promote these posts amongst the students at your Chaplaincy.
Graduate Assistant Housemistress – Teaching and Boarding
(any academic discipline considered)
Graduate Assistant Housemistress – Music and Boarding
We are an Independent Roman Catholic Girls School, in Dorset , and are looking to supplement our current care and teaching provision, with the appointment of an enthusiastic and motivated graduate.
The posts may well suit applicants who are considering entering teaching, but would like to gain some first hand experience of the work involved. Each is a one year post, starting in September 2010, and would be particularly suitable for a recent graduate.
Graduate Assistant – job description feb10
Along with an advertisement, I attach a copy of the job descriptions for further information. For the general position, we will consider applications from graduates in any academic discipline, though it would be a particular advantage for applicants to be able to offer Natural Sciences, Classics or another Humanities discipline.
If you or any of your students would like further information, please contact me (email@example.com 01963 211011) or our Director of Music, Lawrence Tubb (firstname.lastname@example.org 01963 211034).