Jobs and Volunteering Opportunities

Offering ServiceThe best motivation is the goal to benefit others.

– Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Why offer service ?

  • To become more involved in this amazing and evolving philanthropic organization.
  • To join a great family of people who share Rinpoche’s vision of enlightenment for all sentient beings, and who work to make that a reality in their own lives and in the lives of those around them.
  • To have the satisfaction of working for the benefit of others, not for money or fame.
  • To have an opportunity to work and live in different places in the world.

FPMT is seeking to make Dharma relevant to new generations and communities and young people are currently under-represented in our organisation. Therefore if you are a young person we would encourage you to apply.

Below is a list of current job and volunteering opportunities in the FPMT UK family.

Jobs


Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London

Centre Manager

Salary: £20,000 per year (Could be adjusted to include on-site board and lodging)

Jamyang Buddhist Centre is a UK charity founded in 1978 and affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). The charity owns the freehold of The Old Courthouse, a large (10,000 sq foot) building close to the centre of London, where it hosts a range of dharma activities as well as a plant-based café, community and social projects, accommodation (both B&B and longer term) and meeting rooms. The charity secures over 50% of its income from renting out accommodation and meeting rooms.

Jamyang is seeking a friendly and committed manager with the people skills and practical experience to take overall responsibility for the efficient functioning of The Old Courthouse on a day-to-day basis.

Further information and job description is available here.

How to apply

Every candidate needs to demonstrate permission to work in the UK: we regret that Jamyang can’t help with work visas or immigration.

Please send the following to: alison@jamyang.co.uk

  • Your CV
  • A maximum of two pages explaining why you want the job, and how you meet the person specification
  • Contact details for two referees (please let us know if they can be contacted before interview)

Closing Date: Sunday 28th October 2018.

Interviews: These will take place at Jamyang Buddhist Centre London in early November.

Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London

Centre Director

Salary: negotiable

Hours: negotiable

Anyone with an interest in applying for this position is warmly encouraged to speak with the trustees in advance about what it involves and how it could work for you. We are keen to encourage a wide range of applicants. Please feel welcome to contact the trustees on 020 78208787 or via the email address below if you would like to have a conversation about any aspect of the appointment.

For more information including a job description you can download this job pack.

How to apply

  • Please send the following to: alison@jamyang.co.uk
  • Your CV A maximum of two pages explaining why you want the job, how you meet the person specification, and what hours you can offer
  • Contact details for two referees (please let us know if they can be contacted before interview)

Short-listed candidates will be invited to meet with the trustees in the second half of November.

The names of short-listed candidates will also be submitted to Lama Zopa Rinpoche and to the FPMT International Office for comment.

We regret that Jamyang will not be able to help obtain work visas, although we remain optimistic that European applicants will be able to secure permission to work in the UK.

If you aren’t interested in applying yourself, please help us spread the word and find the best possible candidate. Thank you!

Closing Date: Sunday 18th November 2018.

Volunteer Opportunities


Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London

Work Programme Volunteers

Would you, or anyone you know, like to spend some time in a Dharma community?
Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London offers the unique opportunity to be a Volunteer in a vibrant and friendly FPMT city centre with a resident English-speaking geshe. There is a full range of opportunities for residential and non-residential.

Residential Volunteers – Work Programme (3 months)

Dates: Next Programme starting dates are February 27th, April 8th and 10th.

We provide free board, accommodation and Dharma classes, plus a small weekly allowance, in return for three months work, five days per week.
We are looking for volunteers to join the hospitality team, which cleans the centre, does some washing and ironing, and sets up our events (which can be physically demanding). This post is very much about service – to visitors and to students – and about enjoying helping others get the most from their time here. As English is the working language of the Centre it helps to have good spoken and written English and some computing skills, but the main qualities you need are friendliness, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour! (Non-smokers preferred).

Contact: volunteers@jamyang.co.uk | T+44 (0) 20 7820 8787

Cafe Volunteer

Non-Residential Volunteers

Part of the practice of generosity is offering service to benefit sentient beings. One of the greatest gifts you can offer is your time and talent to our centre. If you have a special interest or talent and you would like to help Jamyang make a difference, send an email to our contacts.

Time: It’s totally up to you and how much free time you have available.
Benefits: Free Buddhist and Meditation classes and free lunch.

Skills that we are looking for:
-Handyman service
-Professional cleaning
-Live Streaming service
-Sewing skills
Contact: volunteers@jamyang.co.uk | T+44 (0) 20 7820 8787

Would you, or anyone you know, like to spend some time in a Dharma community? Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London offers the unique opportunity to be a Work Programme Volunteer in a vibrant and friendly FPMT city centre with a resident English-speaking geshe. We provide free board, accommodation and Dharma classes, plus a small weekly allowance, in return for three months work, five days per week. We are looking for volunteers to join the hospitality team, which cleans the centre, does some washing and ironing, and sets up our events (which can be physically demanding). This post is very much about service – to visitors and to students – and about enjoying helping others get the most from their time here. As English is the working language of the Centre it helps to have good spoken and written English and some computing skills, but the main qualities you need are friendliness, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour.

Contact: volunteers@jamyang.co.uk

Land of Joy, Northumberland

Volunteer

Land of Joy is the UK’s FPMT retreat centre and is based in a beautiful, semi-remote location in Northumberland. We are building a very harmonious team of dedicated volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the centre and are looking for volunteers to join us in 2017, particularly a manager and cook and housekeeper. Ideally, volunteers for these positions will be able to offer long-term service. If you would be interested in finding out more about this opportunity in the UK, please see further volunteer information.

contact: director@landofjoy.co.uk for more details.