Reimagining Leadership


At Evangelical Alliance, we are working to see new leaders emerge who model the way of Jesus in the public square. Reimagining Leadership means caring about the place where God has put us, speaking hope and living differently in public life. It means contributing towards the good, the true and the beautiful across Northern Ireland and beyond.

We have developed two pathways for people who want to join us in this vision through our Research Assistant and Public Leadership Programmes.



Research Assistant Programme


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Do you want to help shape church, politics and culture in Northern Ireland?

Do you have a passion to see a strong and healthy Church and a faithful Christian presence in the public square? How about an internship with Evangelical Alliance?

Over the past six years, we have developed an Internship Programme that has equipped and released emerging leaders to model faith in the public square. By becoming members of our team for a year, our Research Assistants are involved in shaping and delivering the work of Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland.

We are looking for three or four Research Assistants for 2018/19. Applications are now open.

The Research Assistant Programme will run from early September 2018 until the end of June 2019. They will operate up to 4 days per week and may involve some evening and weekends. The successful applicants will receive a bursary of £5000 each and will have their normal workplace expenses covered.

Think you might like to join us?

Email to receive an application pack.

The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 4th May. Interviews will take place in mid to late May.


Public Leadership Programme


Public Leadership is about equipping and encouraging Christians to live out the God story in a way that changes culture – by intentionally and strategically taking a lead. Public leaders are ordinary Christians who are a voice for good, serving those around them, and a voice for God, publicly following God’s calling on their life.

The Public Leadership Programme is a pioneering initiative developed by Evangelical Alliance, that both invests in younger leaders and builds a network of leaders with a passion for Northern Ireland.

Beginning in Autumn 2018, our year long programme will gather 12-15 emerging leaders in their 20s and 30s from diverse sectors, including law, the arts, media, business, politics, education, healthcare and the third sector. Over two residential experiences and monthly evening sessions, you will have the opportunity to think deeply and reimagine your leadership in the public square.

We have drawn together a bespoke programme for the course with teaching delivered by inspiring homegrown leaders. Content includes Christian character and leadership, cultural intelligence, calling, communication and competency.

Applications for the Public Leadership Programme starting in Autumn 2018 are now open. 

Email to receive an application pack.

The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 25th of May.

Interviews and assessment of references from church leaders will take place in early June to ensure this programme is the right one for you. Most of the costs are covered by the programme but we ask for a contribution from participants of around £400. 

On Thursday 10th May, we are hosting a Public Leadership Launch Gathering at The Mac, Belfast. On the evening we will be sharing our heart for reimagining leadership in Northern Ireland as well as showcasing the year long programme. If you are interested in being a part of Public Leadership, this is a great way to find out more.