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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Applications are NOW OPEN

Research Assistant Programme 2019/20 application

Do you want to help shape church, politics and culture in Northern Ireland? How about spending 10 months as a research assistant at the Evangelical Alliance?

We are looking for people with passion for Jesus, a love for the church and a heart for Northern Ireland. Applicants will ideally have experience in some of the following areas - research, policy, law, speaking, theology, church or media and communications. We are open to an application specifically to engage on media and communications.

We’re looking for up to three people who have:

- A passion for the Church in Northern Ireland;

- An interest in Christian influence in the public square;

- A relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in areas like law, politics, theology, social sciences, media.

- Good oral and written communication skills;

- Excellent organisational skills;

- A personal Christian faith and be able to support the ethos and aims of the Evangelical Alliance

These paid positions are for a ten month fixed term contact from September 2019 to June 2020. If you’re interested, or know someone who is, please complete the following questions in no more than 2 pages of a word document:

  1. Who are you? (Tell us a bit about yourself. Your background, education, interests etc.)

  2. How did you come to know Jesus? (What is your God-story? Tell us what being a follower of Jesus means to you?)

  3. What skills can you bring to this post?

  4. How would you like to develop during this post?

  5. What is your dream for Northern Ireland? Please answer this question by sending us a 1 minute video.

Please email your answers (including 1 minute video) to

Applications close at 5pm on 26 April 2019 - Good Friday.

Interviews will be the week commencing 6 May 2019.

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, with cohorts established in Scotland and England.

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 overnight 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 the exploration of character, calling, competency and calling.