Wycliffe Bible Translators is looking for a Special Assistant for the Executive Director, to be based at our office in central High Wycombe. This page contains all the information you need to apply for this role.

1.5 billion people are still waiting

For over 60 years, we’ve been pioneering and innovating, working alongside communities big and small, creating partnerships, and training local people to translate the Bible.

Today Wycliffe Bible Translators is engaged with 326 minority language groups around the world that make up 469 million people, but globally 1.5 billion people are still waiting for the complete Bible in a language they understand well. As part of Wycliffe’s response to this need, we’re growing and restructuring parts of the organisation.

Wycliffe is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and proactive Special Assistant to support the Executive Director (ED) in fulfilling the vision of the organisation. They will provide high-quality support to the ED in the areas such as administration, project management and research. The chosen candidate will be mentored in their leadership and management skills by the ED, so that they can achieve their potential and make a substantial contribution to the ministry of Bible translation.


All documents you need to refer to are attached below. If an informal conversation about the role would help, please email Paulian (ppetric@wycliffe.org.uk) to arrange one. Your application should include:

  • A covering letter, of no more than two pages in total, summarising your reasons for applying and explaining your ability to fulfil the Aims of the role and meet the Person specification.
  • A completed Candidate Information Form.
  • A full CV, including educational qualifications and full employment history, with a particular focus on experience and skills relevant to this role.

Your application should be sent to Andrew Sweet (asweet@wycliffe.org.uk) by 11:30pm on Thursday 20th September. All applications will be treated as confidential.

We will shortlist for interview by Monday 24th September. Should you be shortlisted we will invite you for interview on Tuesday 4th October.

Thank you for considering this role and please join us in prayer as we seek God’s wisdom in appointing the right candidate for this post.


Application Pack

Candidate Information Form for completion

Wycliffe’s Statement of Faith