OSCAR hosts a Jobs/Opportunities Board and Mission Resources and Events Display at various Christian events throughout the year.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, most events in the near future have been cancelled, so we are putting this on hold for now. Some events are running an online event instead which might also include a resources section and representation from OSCAR. In these cases they will link direct to our website for jobs/opportunities and resources. Those 'live' (physical) events which we think are going ahead are listed below. This might still change.
If and when things open up again, we are planning to have an opportunities board at the following major Christian conferences and festivals during the year and a Mission Resources and Events Display at some of the larger events.
Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention, Northern Ireland
A week long mission focused event in Northern Ireland. OSCAR provides the jobs/opportunities boards for this event through partner organisation Logos Ministries International (www.worldwidemission.org)
David's Tent 'Resource Tent', West Sussex
A three day worship event held at Wiston House, West Sussex, over August bank holiday weekend. Around 6,000 delegates are expected, 65% of them young adults (18-30) with a high number of job and mission opportunity seekers included. (www.davidstent.net)
CRE National, Surrey
A three day exhibition held in October at Sandown Park in Surrey. They anticipate around 5000 - 6000 visitors from across all denominations to the exhibition, over the three days. Many of these are already full-time Christian/church workers and/or key decision makers and influencers in churches. (http://creonline.co.uk)
Mission Worship, East Sussex
An annual, long established 3 day conference in November which takes place in Eastbourne for worship leaders, musicians and worshippers. They are expecting around 750 delegates. (www.missionworship.com)
Other minor events - Those who book cards at any of the above events could also be selected, at no extra charge, for display at any of the many smaller events we attend during the year. These include: mission fairs (at various Christian colleges), one day or weekend mission conferences, Christian Union mission evenings, church events etc.
"Frequent attenders at New Wine, we always looked at OSCAR's mission board, just in case there was a place for us amongst those who are serving some of the poorest people on earth! But we knew well that the time wasn’t right. But now it is."
To give your opportunities maximum profile, the jobs board is the main feature of our exhibition stand and we do everything to make them as attractive and accessible as possible. The board includes opportunities from a huge variety of Christian organisations in the UK and abroad, some of whom have other representation at the events and some of them not. Opportunities can include short-term programmes, gap years, interns, volunteers, trustees, reps, students etc. as well as more traditional jobs or long-term roles.
Each job listing gets its own A6 card which follows a standard format including your logo, job title, description and contact details. You just fill in our job card form and we create the cards for you.
To make this offer accessible to everyone and to provide a good spread of opportunities for the jobs board, we try to keep our costs as low as possible. Our aim is just to cover our costs for exhibiting, therefore our charges for the job cards are very competitive. Prices per card are:
- Bangor Worldwide: £25 (Discounted rate: £20*)
- David's Tent: £35 (Discounted rate: £30*)
- CRE National: £30 (Discounted rate: £25*)
- Mission Worship: £20 (Discounted rate: £15*)
* Discounted rates are applicable for OSCAR Gold members or those who already advertise the opportunity online with OSCAR. OSCAR Gold members also get their first card at 50% of this cost.
** NEW: To promote your Mission Resources and Events, the price follows the same structure as the job cards and includes the display of your literature (up to A5 size, A4 single sheet folded) in a literature dispenser on our categorised board. Contact us for this and we will send you the options.
Multibuy: Book multiple events at the same time and get a further £5 reduction for each additional event!
Closing dates for job card submissions are:
- New Wine: TBA
- Bangor Worldwide : TBA
- David's Tent: TBA
- CRE National: TBA
- Mission Worship: TBA
To advertise your vacancies on the OSCAR website and, hence, qualify for the discount, see our packages
Other events coming up in 2022
CRE South-West, Exeter
A two day exhibition to be held in February 2022 at Westpoint in Devon. They anticipate around 2000 visitors from across all denominations to the exhibition, over the two days. Many of these are already full-time Christian/church workers and/or key decision makers and influencers in churches. (http://creonline.co.uk)
Big Church Day Out 'Bazaar', West Sussex (2022)
A rapidly growing music and activity event for all ages. This year BCDO are running a single two day event in May at Wiston House, nr Steyning, West Sussex. Around 25,000 visitors are expected (www.bigchurchdayout.com)
New Wine 'Exhibition', Peterborough (2022)
A Christian family conference. Two separate weeks in Peterborough in July/August at the beginning of the school summer holidays. Approx. 23,000 delegates are expected over the two weeks (https://united.new-wine.org)