Would you like to work for Manchester Buddhist Centre?

We are looking for an Order Member or Mitra training for ordination to join our Centre team as Programme Manager.

This role involves supporting the development and growth of our programme of activities for newcomers and our local Sangha. You will be working in a team and overseeing a diverse and changing programme of activities.

All our courses and events work towards inspiring and deepening an understanding and practice of the Dharma within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community, with Sangharakshita as our teacher, alongside our vision and values as a Triratna Centre.

The post holder will become part of the Heart Kula (Centre team plus the Chair and Mitra Convenors). We meet weekly to deepen our Buddhist practice and understanding of our work and roles, and each year we have a team retreat away from the office to deepen our spiritual friendships and practice alongside each other.

The Centre and Sangha is a vibrant and friendly place for deepening practice. In recent years we’ve seen an energetic and growing number of younger people committing to practice, a record number of ordinations and new Order members joining the local Sangha. Responsive, creative and dedicated – our team reflects the best our Centre and Sangha has to offer.

Interested in applying?

Check out the recruitment pack. To speak to somebody about this role, please contact aryaraksita@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk.

The post is for 28 hours (4 days) per week. This post initially carries a fixed term contract until Dec 2023, with a possibility of extension. The rate of pay is £8.91 per hour, subject to changes in National Living Wage legislation. In addition, a retreat allowance of £1,540 is made available each calendar year. Annual leave is 32 days, including all public holidays.

The Centre also operates a NEST pension scheme with a contribution to the pension being jointly made between the Centre and the post holder. There are also, at the time of writing, spaces available in both women’s and men’s communities.

The closing date is Monday 15th November; interviews will be held over Zoom the week beginning 22nd November.

Photo of the Buddhist Centre team

Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Northern Quarter, M4 1DZ
0161 834 9232



Opening Times & more

Opening Times:

The Centre's reception and shop are open 11am - 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 10.30am - 2.30pm on Saturdays, with a few Sundays at the end of the year too. Mostly closed last week in December though. Some events, classes and activities are online for now, so do join us there too. Join our mailing list to stay up to date, or keep an eye on our news page and social media. Please check Bodywise's website for their separate opening arrangements. Charity reg no: 514937

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