Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bristol Buddhist Centre is seeking an Office Administrator!

We’re recruiting for a 3rd person to work alongside Amaladevi and Satyalila in the Bristol Buddhist Centre office in August – the Job Ad/Description etc are attached below. The closing date is Friday 3 July at 9.00 am and interviews will be on the morning of Friday 10 July.

The Bristol Buddhist Centre is at the heart of a large, expanding sangha hosting a busy and varied programme of courses for newcomers, through to experienced Dharma practitioners. The team at the Bristol Buddhist Centre is looking for a competent Office Administrator to support the two existing Centre Managers in the day to day administration of the Centre. The team is value-driven, with Buddhist principles underpinning its team-based right livelihood work.

The job is an interesting and engaging role, involving the day to day, ‘holding of the fort’, meeting and greeting, taking calls and enquiries, running the booking system for courses and classes, updating the financial system and assisting in keeping the website updated. This post is part time (21 or 24.5 hours (negotiable) spread over 4 days) and based in Bristol. Payment will be on the basis £7.73 ph plus retreat allowance.

There will be liaison with the existing team, volunteers, the Buddhist Centre ‘exec’ and the wider sangha. The ideal candidate, as well as being able to participate fully in the ethos of the Bristol Buddhist Centre (as a going for refuge mitra or order member within the FWBO/WBO*) would have the following skills, preferably proven by their prior experience:-

- Proven office administration experience, including a good phone manner
- Effective organisational and multi-tasking skills
- Sound communication, interpersonal and liaising skills
- The ability to work alone and with others
- A solution-focused approach

Please contact Amaladevi and Satyalila on (0117) 924 9991 or by email at for more details. To apply for this post, please email a covering letter, detailing how your skills, experience and character are appropriate for this post. If you wish, you may include a CV, but please note that this should not take the place of a letter of application. The closing dates for application is Friday 3 July at 9.00 am. Interviews are planned to take place during the morning of Friday 10 July and the proposed start date is w/c 10 August 09.

A bit about the Bristol Buddhist Centre…
The Centre offers a busy and varied programme of meditation, Buddhism and yoga classes and courses. The Centre is part of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order and many of the classes are taught by members of the Order. There are currently approximately forty members of the Western Buddhist Order living in and around Bristol, 70-80 mitras (friends) of the Centre and a large wider sangha of local people who drop into events. There has been a Buddhist Centre owned and run by FWBO Bristol since 1981. The Centre has been at its current location for the past 12 years.

For further information and to get a sense of what’s going on, please visit the Centre website:

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Vacancy at Manchester Buddhist Centre

The Manchester Buddhist Centre is seeking an I.T and Marketing Manager.

They would be responsible for providing an effective and efficient IT service to the Centre and to ensure the Buddhist centre’s benefits are effectively marketed.

35hrs a week
Closing date 9th May

To register your interest, please contact

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Friday, January 02, 2009

Centre Manager required for Cambridge Buddhist Centre

The entrance to the Cambridge Buddhist CentreThe FWBO’s Cambridge Buddhist Centre is at the heart of a large sangha and runs a popular range of courses for newcomers as well as events for the more mature sangha. It also runs a range of courses in bodywork and mindfulness-based approaches.

The Centre is looking for a new Centre Manager. The exact responsibilities will depend on the applicant and the existing team, but are likely to include:

  • Managing the office team and volunteers
  • Overseeing the administration of the Centre
  • Managing the day-to-day finances, including supervising a book-keeper
  • Working closely with the Council and those teaching at the Centre

 The ideal candidate would be

  • an Order member or mitra [1]
  • good with people
  • well organised
  • be computer literate and able to use Word and Excel
  • confident with figures and understand finances
  • flexible
  • work well with others 

If possible we would like someone with experience of team-based right livelihood and of fund raising. 

Further information about the job and support package is available from Tejasvini at or 01223 273974.

Ruchiraketu will not be available for most of April, so please send all applications also to Tejasvini on the above contact information.

[1] Genuine Occupational Requirement - Section 7(3)(a) of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 applies.

Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 38 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8DT

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Manchester Buddhist Centre seeks new Chairwoman or man

The FWBO's Manchester Buddhist Centre is a large and lively centre, housed in a wonderful seven-storey Victorian warehouse in the centre of Manchester. We share this building with four TBRLs: Bodywise, Breathworks, Clear Vision and Earth Café, as well as a men’s community.

We see all these elements as a mandala, offering the people of Manchester and beyond a vision of a different kind of life, based on the Three Jewels.
The wider MBC sangha also includes a women’s community and other men’s communities.

Our ideal Chair would be full time a good leader an inspirational figure a follower of Bhante and a capable Dharma teacher. Experienced in the Order and institutions of the Movement, they would also be energetic motivated good with people in touch with spiritual inspiration capable of being a figurehead in our local community and holding the vision of the trustees.

Is this you?

Please contact Ratnaguna, who will forward your name to the trustees, or phone him on +44 (0)161 708 0228

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