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Justice Leadership Programme

We are currently recruiting for our Justice Leadership Programme:

Community Programmes Assistant (London-based)
Communications Assistant (London-based)
Regional Development Assistant for Northern Ireland (Belfast-based)
Executive Assistant to IJM UK's CEO & Board (London-based)

What is the Justice Leadership Programme?

The Justice Leadership Programme is a year-long training and development programme targeted at Christian graduates who are passionate about justice and long to see an end to slavery & violence.

The programme will run from September 2018 to August 2019, with orientation taking place during the first week of September 2018, and participants will be based with IJM for 5-days per week. Throughout the year, participants will receive a range of experiences and training opportunities that will positively contribute towards their professional, spiritual and personal development.

Why apply for the Justice Leadership Programme?

  • IJM UK: All four roles will offer professional experience covering different aspects of IJM UK’s work. 
  • External Training: Each participant will have a £1,000 training budget to enrol in relevant training courses which will be discussed with line manager and booked at the start of internship.
  • IJM Global Experience: In 2018-19, this will take the form of joining the UK team at Liberate, IJM's global gathering in Texas. 
  • Retreats: Retreats will take place throughout the year and will include Quarterly Prayer Days, IJM UK Team Days and a Justice Leadership Programme residential.
  • Accommodation & Travel Allowance: £550 per month for London-based participants and £450 per month for Belfast-based participants
  • Line Management: Regular check-ins with an IJM UK staff member.
  • Mentoring/Coaching: Each participant will be paired with an external mentor and will meet with that person every 6 weeks

Is the Justice Leadership Programme at IJM UK right for you?

Candidates must demonstrate that they:

  • Have completed an undergraduate degree
  • Have a passion for justice and the work of IJM
  • Subscribe to the Apostle's Creed (why is this necessary?)
  • Can commit to the Justice Leadership Programme for the full 12 months
  • Can fund the cost of the internship. Expenses up to £550 per month (London-based) or £450 (Belfast-based) will be covered, but all remaining costs must be self-funded

"Being an intern at IJM UK gave me opportunities to expand my skills, take on new responsibilities, and learn from a team of Christ-centred, dedicated people. I can't imagine having done anything else the year after graduation from university!"

- Alexandria Barbu, IJM UK Church Relations Intern