Senior Researcher

About Us

We are a mission-focused community who are committed to enabling and resourcing the church and its members to share the gospel. We work in some of the most deprived communities in the UK and Ireland and work with children and teenagers, the elderly and everyone in between. We work with those who are homeless, lonely, those experiencing self-harm, who are at risk of gang or knife crime, the unemployed and those who are struggling to make ends meet. We are privileged to see first hand the difference Jesus makes in bringing positive transformation to people's lives.

Join our team to be part of that change.

Our Vision and Values

Our vision is for everyone, everywhere to encounter God's love and be empowered to transform their communities through faith shared in words and action. Everything we do is underpinned by our values.

The Role

With a growing reputation and demand, this is an exciting time to join the Research Unit and Church Army’s wider Learning and Development team. Since its inception in 1997, the Research Unit has had the brief to examine contemporary Christian evangelism, mission, and the creation of fresh expressions of Church.

As a Senior Researcher, you will make a substantive contribution to the design and delivery of mixed method research projects. These include externally funded research projects and evaluations for dioceses and national church institutions as well as internal research and consultancy work for Church Army. You will be expected to take initiative in the development of new projects, working with the Research Team leader to help identify, contract, design and deliver these. As a Senior Researcher, you will also play an important role in mentoring more junior colleagues and communicating with the wider church through speaking engagements and publications.

The team works closely together, to live out its Christian ethos and model Church Army values, and the post holder for this role will actively engage in this also. We are looking for someone who will be excited to research what God is doing and how lives are being transformed across Church Army, sharing in our belief in what we do and why we do it.

We are recruiting 1.5 posts across two roles within the Research Team and would therefore consider applications from those looking for part-time hours.

What Next?

To apply, please see the advert on our website and download our Church Army Faith-Based Application Form. Once completed please send to

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