We are looking to recruit a committed, organised and compassionate person as Director to start as soon as possible.


The Director main responsibility is to oversee the running of the centre, working with the board to ensure all legal and 

Experience (desirable)

  • Good knowledge of the FPMT tradition of study, practice, service and ethical conduct
  • Good management and interpersonal skills
  • A positive communicator, working harmoniously with others
  • Understanding of the general requirements of solitary and group retreat, reasonable knowledge of Lam Rim and Vajrayana/Tantra and other practices such as mindfulness, chi gong etc
  • Experience of facilitating retreats and /or meditation sessions


  • Respect for Lama Zopa Rinpoche and familiarity with and respect for the FPMT organisation
  • Enthusiasm for Dharma and service to others
  • A good heart – patience, compassion, good listening skills and a sense of humour
  • Able to work effectively in a small team
  • Comfortable living in a communal setting in a rural location

Practical Information

  • All members of the Land of Joy team are volunteers. Board and lodgings (single room) and basic necessities are provided in line with the Land of Joy volunteer agreements
  • All applicants must have a legal right to work in the UK
  • The role is co-appointed by Land of Joy and FPMT International Office

How to apply

Please send the following to the Land of Joy director, Jenny MacQueen –

  • A one-page letter explaining why you are right for this role and the role is right for you
  • A detailed resume, both Dharma and professional
  • The names of two referees (with email address, phone number), preferably one spiritual and one professional

Thank you for your interest in this role!