Work, Worship, Study and Play

Team Member Vacancies

Residential Community Team Members, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex

We are offering an exciting and fufilling opportunity to serve God and his people in an established Christian Community.

Othona is an open Christian community, welcoming people of all faiths and none, offering residential community and retreat opportunities to individuals, families, and groups. In community we explore the relationship between faith and life and encourage one another in caring for each other, the world and its people. The Othona community is a dispersed community that gathers at its centres for periodic events. The centres are manged by a small group of resident team members, supported by volunteers and the wider community.

We are seeking two full-time resourceful, practical, hospitable and committed people to join the resident team at our Bradwell-on-Sea Centre, at a stunning location on the Essex coast. You will be part of a small team that leads and manages the Centre. We are looking for people with a friendly, flexible approach and a commitment to supporting and enabling community life, and serving others, by upholding the ongoing vision of Othona with its inclusive Christian ethos.

We would welcome applications from couples and individuals. The ability to relate to and welcome our visitors and to maintain a healthy community life for yourself and those you live and work with is essential. The team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Centre, this includes catering, housekeeping, maintenance, gardening, administration and hosting community and group events. Individuals within the team contribute to these areas according to their gifting and experience. We are especially looking for people willing to contribute their skills and qualities in both Housekeeping and Administrative roles. Appropriate support and training will be provided.

You will live and work as part of an intentional Christian Community, contributing to the daily rhythm of shared “work, worship, study and play”, the four elements of the community rule of life set by our founder Norman Motley.

We are looking for people who are seeking an opportunity to serve God by serving others and being part of a Christian community. We hold regular worship sessions in the nearby Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall in which team members are expected to play an active role.

What we offer in return

  • A deeply satisfying lifestyle in a beautiful remote coastal location
  • Modest accommodation suitable for either a couple or single person with all meals included
  • Council tax, wifi and all utilities are included
  • A monthly allowance
  • Flexible hours with 2 days off per week; 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

If you would like more information about Othona Bradwell please click on this link- Othona Bradwell- information sheet. You can find out more about our ethos on our website (Othona Philosophy | Othona Essex) and our values and beliefs (Values and Beliefs of Othona | Othona Essex) If you want to explore this opportunity further, then in the first instance please speak to Richard or Debbie Sanders by phone (01621 776564) or email (