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Charity Shop Manager in UK Midlands

Our Neighbours Worldwide team dream of touching the lives of South Asian individuals and whole families here in the Small Heath area of West Midlands.

This charity shop in the centre of their community has given us a wonderful opportunity to share the gospel relationally with those who have lived here for several generations. Most have not integrated into British society nor do they socialise with Christians.

Could you manage the shop and lead this evangelistic ministry forward?

Supervise the voluntary staff, monitor stock, keep financial records, maintain an attractive shop window display, also supervise the quiet space where enquirers can sit and chat to volunteers.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

Qualification in business administration or previous experience in running a shop essential.

Experience of leading a team very desirable.

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It is an occupational requirement of any role with WEC International to have a committed evangelical Christian faith, because sharing your faith will be part of that role.

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About Neighbours Worldwide

The world is on our doorstep!

Across the UK and Ireland there is a thriving and growing population of people from areas of the world where the gospel is not easily heard. Although living among us, most of these families still have no real knowledge of Christ or relationship with a Christian church.

Our Neighbours Worldwide ministry aims to reach unreached ethnic groups in over 14 locations across the UK and Northern Ireland.

Working alongside existing churches, our multi-cultural teams  visit families, lead Bible studies, give out Christian literature, and train churches in cross-cultural evangelism. They also teach English, driving theory or sport, run community farms and charity shops, doing all they can to share the gospel in a relevant way.

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About United Kingdom

The capital of the United Kingdom is London and is the largest city with a population of 10.3m. London is the fourth-largest city in Europe. Other major urban areas in the UK include Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.

The UK is a developed country and has the world’s fifth-largest economy by GDP. The total area of the UK is approximately 243,610 square kilometres. The country occupies the major part of the British Isles archipelago which includes the Republic of Ireland. The UK has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round.  


The UK has a constitutional monarchy. King Charles III is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as the Sovereign of 15 other independent Commonwealth countries. The UK has a parliamentary government based on the Westminster system that has been emulated around the world. The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, is the UK's head of government. The UK has sovereignty over 17 territories which do not form part of the UK itself (14 British Overseas Territories and three Crown dependencies).

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have devolved administrations based in their capitals: Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast respectively. Each have their own government or executive led by a First Minister.

[Main source: Wikipedia].

Religious worldviews and unreached peoples in the UK

The population of the UK is around 65.4 million.
57% profess to be Christian and of those 7.91% are Evangelical. Other main religions and belief systems include: Islam - 4.1%, Hinduism - 2.8%, Pagan religions - 0.7%, Buddhism - 0.4%, Non-religious - 34.5%.

The UK contains around 105 distinct people groups, of whom 35 are classified as 'unreached' with little access to the good news of Jesus in their community, language or culture.

[source Joshua Project]

WEC's ministries in the UK

WEC’s primary goal is to take the gospel to the least-reached peoples of the world, and to see churches planted and growing among them. WEC's work in the UK and Ireland has a long history of training and sending Christian workers all over the world, but also of identifying the unreached in our midst.

WEC International is committed to:  

• Work cross-culturally among immigrant communities  in several cities to see Christian communities established which reflect their cultures through our Neighbours Worldwide teams;

• Encourage and stimulate prayer for cross-cultural mission around the world, accurately researching the whole mission scene through the Operation World team;

• Partner with churches all over the UK and Ireland to mobilise their congregations into cross-cultural ministry;

• Offer opportunities for short-term cross-cultural missions exposure and pass on the vision;

• Minister to those who suffer from drug and alcohol addictions and plant churches among them through Betel’s teams;

• Train and produce media broadcast content through our Radio Worldwide ministry;

• Work with schools and churches to run children’s programmes and youth camps aiming to bring children to faith and to educate them about their potential to influence God’s world;

• Publish prayer bulletins and magazines about WEC's work, Bible Study materials, and our website and social media to share the vision of mission;

• Host and organise events and courses (both online and in-person) for those wishing to explore God’s call to cross-cultural work or to pray for mission.

Please note that a tier 2 or 5 visa sponsorship would not be available for any of the current UK roles we are advertising.

Please pray with us for – integration and support for refugees and immigrants – a national awakening – local churches sharing the good news of Jesus – youth and childrens' work [Operation World2010 print edition]


Position Type
Executive & Managerial
Community & Social Action
Business & Commerce

Commitment Type
Long term i You need to be committed to serve 2 years or longer, in order to achieve more effective ministry, and be willing to undergo adequate training as appropriate.

Small Heath
West Midlands
United Kingdom
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