Monday 4 June 2018

Campaigns Officer

Location: Tyndale House, Cambridge

Salary: £23,000 - £24,000 (dependent on experience)

Are you a motivated self-starter with an aptitude for clear and engaging writing? This is an exciting new role in a vibrant, entrepreneurial charity which has ambitious plans. We are looking for a committed team-worker who is full of initiative with exceptional communication and administration skills.

Tyndale House is a Bible Research Institute with one of the finest libraries for this subject area in the world, packed with specialist material on the language, culture, history and meaning of Scripture. It also has facilities for medium- and long-term accommodation. The institute enjoys close links with the University of Cambridge, and many influential church leaders, postgraduates and visiting scholars have found it an ideal setting for their own study.

We are looking for an individual to grow and strengthen our supporter base through social media, email newsletters and events, as well as help with the day-to-day administration of the Communications department.

You will have experience of using social media as a promotional tool and of taking responsibility for delivering accurate work to a deadline. At the same time you will be highly organised and an effective administrator. You will be flexible, able to carry out a wide range of tasks quickly and accurately and enjoy working in the context of an international community of academics.

If you feel this position fits your skills, values and experience (or potential), and playing a role in fulfilling the purpose of Tyndale House excites you, then we would love to hear from you.

For further details and to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to:

Job Description Campaigns Officer - FT 2018 FINAL.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: midnight on Saturday 30 June 2018

Interviews and written assessments: w/c 9 July 2018


Tuesday 5th June 2018

Research Associate in Old Testament, Tyndale House, Cambridge

Tyndale House is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral Research Associate for a 24 month post. The purpose of Tyndale House is to foster biblical scholarship in service of the church and the post-holder is required to subscribe to the core beliefs and ethos of the charity. 

Job Title:                         Research Associate in Old Testament and Ancient Near East

Responsible to:                Principal, Academic Vice Principal, or other academic supervisor

Liaison with:                    Tyndale House Staff and Readers

Location:                         Tyndale House, Cambridge

Duration:                         Fixed Term (24 months)

Salary:                            Competitive Rates of Pay Apply        

Overall Purpose: The purpose of the position is to advance the evangelical Christian religion by engaging in and publishing high level biblical research, by undertaking scholarly tasks which advance existing collaborative projects at Tyndale House, and by acting in a way to promote the evangelical faith and foster evangelical biblical scholarship.

As the purpose of the position is to promote the evangelical Christian religion, there is an Occupational Requirement for the post-holder to be an evangelical Christian in agreement with the doctrinal basis of Tyndale House living in accord with our Ethos Statement.


Principal Accountabilities

Carrying out research in biblical and related areas as agreed with the Principal, Academic Vice Principal, or other academic overseer (75%)

·       Researching the language and historical background of the Old Testament as part of a research group based at Tyndale House

·       Carrying out assigned research on Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern personal names

·       Collecting, entering, and analysing data related to the ancient setting of the Old Testament and its text

·       Producing original published biblical research in assigned areas. The primary publication form of this research should normally be in peer reviewed journals of international standing, though other forms of academic publication are not discouraged as part of a whole portfolio of publication

·       Editing Old Testament articles for the Tyndale Bulletin

·       Reviewing the work of other project collaborators. If necessary, overseeing the work of other project collaborators

·       Uncovering new avenues for collaborative Old Testament research


Promoting the cause of evangelical biblical scholarship (25%)

·       Actively networking to seek new friends and supporters for Tyndale House

·       Promoting Tyndale House, including the Tyndale Fellowship and Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, amongst scholars

·       Undertaking teaching at Tyndale House or elsewhere as agreed with the Academic Supervisor

·       Provide academic, cultural and spiritual support and direction to students and readers as appropriate

·       Promoting the spiritual growth of residents, readers and visitors through prayer, encouragement, mentoring, and discipleship

·       Occasional mentoring of students in other contexts

·       To take part in the general academic and social activities of the House and Tyndale Fellowship, including chapel when possible

·       General administrative/other duties as required that ensure the smooth and efficient running of Tyndale House

·       Working with the Tyndale House communications department (for the purpose of social media, printed and online content) to actively promote the individual’s academic work and the work of Tyndale House


Qualifications and abilities:

·       Completed doctorate in Old Testament or a closely related area at the time of appointment

·       Ability to conduct philological research in ancient Near Eastern languages

·       Excellent knowledge of Classical Hebrew and of at least two ancient languages related to the Bible

·       Strong ability to engage with secondary literature in modern research languages

·       An active research profile and recent evidence of research publication suitable for submission in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework

·       Ability to teach Old Testament at UK university level

·       Ability to mentor students in Christian discipleship

·       Ability to offer specialist review of Old Testament articles submitted to the Tyndale Bulletin and to assign them to appropriate external reviewers. Ability to prepare a manuscript accurately for publication

·       Occupational requirement to be an Evangelical Christian


For further details and to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to:                                                                          

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 13th July 2018 at midnight