Britain Yearly Meeting employs staff to carry out the centrally managed work of Quakers in Britain. Most of these jobs are located in the central offices, Friends House in London, unless otherwise stated. We aim to be an ethical employer, with a 1:4 ratio between our highest and our lowest paid staff. Britain Yearly Meeting is a Living Wage employer.

  • 1 Year Peaceworkers

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £21,370 per annum
    Contract
    Fixed Term - 1 Year (from September 2017 until August 2018)
    Location
    To be confirmed on appointment
    Closing date:
    Tuesday 2 May 2017 (9am)
    Interview
    Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 May 2017

    Do you have a life commitment to working for peace? Is this amazing opportunity for you? We're seeking enthusiastic people who want to develop their skills, knowledge and commitment to peace through placement with a national organisation in Britain.

    We select the people we want, then try to match their interests and skills with opportunities offered by a range of organisations. Recent Peaceworkers have been placed with War Resisters International, Medact, Campaign Against Arms Trade and Scientists for Global Responsibility. The work will be varied and project specific.

    You should be able to demonstrate your passion and commitment to peace work and sympathy with the values of Quakers. You'll be adaptable, able to work on your initiative and as part of a team. Transferable skills, like office administration and digital communication, will be an advantage.

    This year we are particularly interested in placing with organisations working on

    Grassroots/ community training and capacity building for action; peace-building to address the roots of conflict, including promoting community cohesion; and learning the skills to handle conflict.

    Fresh, innovative work on nuclear weapons (for example relating to the UN ban treaty). Attitudes to war, World War 1 commemoration, and conscientious objection.

    Militarism (especially in relation to schools); peace education and promoting alternative responses to violent conflict.

    However, we are always open to bold, confident and radical new projects, and particularly encourage placements in other parts of Britain than London.

    This placement includes a preparation period of 2-weeks in August. We regret that we are unable to accept applications from candidates without existing permission to work in the UK.

    For further details, go to website www.quaker.org.uk/peaceworkers

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  • Engaging Young Adult Friends Project Officer

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £32,073 per anuumm
    Contract
    Fixed term - 3 years
    Location
    Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1
    Closing date:
    Monday 24 April 2017
    Interview
    Thursday 4 May 2017

    It's time to change how young adults feel part of Quakerism in Britain. Have you understanding or experience of research, measuring, presenting and implementation? Are you able to inspire others to act? Can you ask the questions that will help Quakers in Britain become more inclusive of young adult Quakers? Could you be the person to take this on?

    This is a chance to use your skills to serve Quakers in Britain, an organisation committed to peace, integrity, simplicity, sustainability and equality in all its dealings.

    The visibility and involvement of young adult Quakers has been declining in recent decades and this new project will look for ways to reverse that trend. You will be a member of the Ministry and Outreach staff team based in Quaker Life. You will need strong communication skills and be able to work successfully on your own, as part of a small team and by networking within Britain Yearly Meeting and with other organisations, individuals and groups. This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your ability to lead on a vital and exciting project and make recommendations for the future of this work.

    This is a re-advertisement; previous applicants are welcome to apply.

    For further information about Quakers, go to http://www.quaker.org.uk/about-quakers an

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