OCCA Speaker and Tutor

Do you have a passion for and experience of dealing with people’s big questions about faith in God? Do you have a good understanding of the defence of the Christian message (apologetics) and its role in theology and philosophy?

If so, we may have an opportunity that will appeal to you as we at OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics are hoping to add apologists/evangelists to our current dynamic team.
OCCA is a Christian charity based in Oxford, committed both to communicating and equipping others to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ in the context of the cultural questions of our day.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their experience of evangelistic speaking and written content. They will have experience of teaching and delivering training sessions and will ideally have experience of providing mentoring and/or pastoral support.

As an OCCA Speaker & Tutor you will put into practice your passion for and experience of sharing the gospel, and equipping others to do the same. You will be involved in speaking in a variety of Christian and secular environments, supporting the organisation and delivery of OCCA training programmes both in house and externally.

This role offers flexibility and could be either part or full time. We have vacancies for the equivalent of three full-time roles.

As salary is dependent on experience and responsibility, we are open to a variety of applicants.

Please note: Due to our Christian ethos, this post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) under the Equality Act 2010.


Application Process

Stage 1: Expression of Interest

If you are interested in this role, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to: recruitment@theocca.org

Long List

Expressions of Interest can be submitted any time before the end of May, be they will be considered as they are received. Those who meet the essential criteria for this role will be invited to apply.

Stage 2: Full Application

Those candidates on our long-list will be asked to supply more information:

  • An application form with 5 key questions
  • Evidence of your past ministry: videos, audio and written content
  • Contact details for your referees
  • You may also like to have an informal conversation with our CEO or Trustees.

Short List

Applications will be considered and references taken up. You may be asked to provide additional information. A shortlist of applicants will be invited to interview.


Interviews will be held in Oxford or online in May and June. Applicants will be given ample time to ask their own questions as they discern if OCCA is the right place for them to serve.

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