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.

  • Media Officer

    Hours
    Full time – 35 hours per week
    Salary
    £35,610 per annum – London or £30,271 per annum – Regional
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Based at our offices in Leeds (LS2) or London (NW1), or at home if you live outside London. London based staff can work at home some of the time by agreement.
    Closing date:
    24 January 2022 (10am)
    Interview
    2 February 2022

    This is an exciting opportunity to join a values-driven organisation and work on issues such as faith, climate justice and peace.

    We are looking for a dynamic Media Officer to communicate Quakers in Britain messages proactively and reactively across print, online and broadcast channels.

    The role involves:

    • building and maintaining contacts with journalists covering relevant areas
    • communicating Quakers in Britain messages in a timely manner using engaging and well-researched copy
    • advising colleagues and Quakers on media engagement and reputation management.

    The successful candidate will have:

    • understanding of how print, online and broadcast media works
    • experience of planning and delivering effective media work to promote organisational objectives
    • understanding of and sympathy with Quaker values (you do not need to be a Quaker).

    If you have any questions or would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact Grace Da Costa, our Public Affairs and Media Manager, at GraceD@quaker.org.uk.

    Quakers have a faith commitment to equality, and encourage and welcome applications for posts from all sections of society. You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold the values of our organisation.

    Quakers in Britain is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expects all of its staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

    Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to equality in all its employment practices.

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  • Chief Operating Officer

    Hours
    35 hours per week with some weekend and evening work. There is some flexibility over the daily start and finish times.
    Salary
    £52,137- £59,828 per annum
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Location: Friends House, London with some trips to Cumbria.
    Closing date:
    27 January 2022
    Interview
    10 February 2022

    We're recruiting the new Chief Operating Officer to head up the operations for Quiet Company and to help us run our award-winning and sustainable operations in London and Cumbria. You will work with a talented and diverse team at Friends House, our London venue, and Swarthmoor Hall, our Cumbria property. You will also be involved with programmes helping disenfranchised groups.

    This is very much a 360 job where your dynamism, leadership and lived experience will be crucial. From dealing with the oversight of service delivery, to increasing conference sales, to managing a historic house, you will work with a variety of people in and outside the company.

    Your goal will also be to bring back the company to the £5 million business it was before the pandemic. There is much to do, and we need someone who has experience in running large operations in the hospitality or events industry.

    If you are creative, financially sound, have a great track record, are not scared of challenges with an extensive experience in top management positions, we want to hear from you. And if on top of that you have a good understanding of sustainable practices in our industry and know this is the way forward, we want you to apply.

    Please note, this role is based in London, with some trips to Cumbria.

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  • Business Development & Revenue Manager

    Hours
    Full time – 35 hours per week
    Salary
    £43,088 per annum – London or £36,625 per annum – Regional
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1
    Closing date:
    4 February 2022
    Interview
    18 February 2022

    We're looking for our new Business Development and Revenue Manager. Could it be you? You will work with a diverse and talented team at Friends House, our award-winning central London venue. You will help us generate revenue from our conferencing business and oversee the marketing strategy for the operations of Quiet Company (Friends House, the café, Swarthmoor Hall and Bake the Difference).

    From working with a busy sales team to establishing great relationships with agencies and launching promotional campaigns for the whole of the company, this is a very comprehensive and exciting job for a hospitality or event professional.

    You will also assert our presence as an ethical and sustainable company in our industry by being innovative and by working with disenfranchised groups.

    Your role will require you to have great people management skills, a great track record in achieving targets, budget building and reporting skills, and an appetite for elevating a business to new highs. A good understanding of sustainability best practice in our industry is also essential.

    If this sounds like you, come and join our company. You will work in a friendly environment for a value-driven company and enjoy a range of benefits.

    Quakers have a faith commitment to equality, and encourage and welcome applications for posts from all sections of society. You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold the values of our organisation.

    Quakers in Britain is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expects all of its staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

    Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to equality in all its employment practices.

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  • Maintenance Technician

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £27,227 per annum
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Friends House, Euston, London NW1
    Closing date:
    4 February 2022
    Interview
    w/c 21 February 2022

    rovide day-to-day support to the Maintenance Team Leader who has responsibility for the maintenance, upkeep and improvement of our buildings.

    You will assist with the day-to-day building maintenance activities primarily at Friends House and ensure that the facilities are compliant, safe, secure, clean and presented to a high standard.

    You will also work closely with our Audio Visual, Conference Support and Housekeeping teams to ensure our customers are provided with a welcoming and safe environment.

    We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

    General competence in skills including plumbing, carpentry and decorating

    Ability to operate/handle equipment, tools and hazardous materials used in skilled trades safely and correctly once trained

    A hands on approach and ability to perform multiple maintenance tasks

    Ability to follow instructions and directions for work tasks

    Good inter-personal skills, enthusiastic with an attention to detail, articulate and able to communicate both orally and in writing with people from a variety of backgrounds

    Use of Microsoft Outlook

    If you have any questions or would like to have an informal conversation about this role, please contact Adrian Wyer, Facilities Manager on 020 7663 1098


    Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

    Quakers have a faith commitment to equality and encourage and welcome applications for posts from all sections of society.You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold our values.

    Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to equality in all of its employment practices.

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  • EAPPI Consultant

    Closing date:
    25 February 2022
    Interview
    Via Zoom on 16 March 2022

    The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) sends human rights monitors to Palestine for 3 months to provide protective presence to local communities at the sharp end of the military occupation. They return and advocate for a just peace based on international law, and an end to the occupation.

    EAPPI (UK&Ireland) is managed by the Quakers on behalf of a consortium of churches and church related organisations. We cannot escape the effects of colonialism in our work and a short project won't fix everything. Nevertheless we want to engage a consultant to provide research, review and recommendations to EAPPI to help us address colonisation in our work processes and culture according to the attached Terms of Reference.

    We want to explore how structural racism shows up in our peacebuilding practice and international partnerships and how intersections of other oppressions play out in our work.

    Timeline

    To start in early 2022, with the final report due by 25th July 2022.

    We anticipate this consultancy project to take up to a maximum of 40-60 days. The budget for this work will not exceed £12,418 including VAT and all related costs and expenses.

    The consultant should be based in the UK or Ireland, or at least be extremely familiar with the charity sector and broad societal norms in either place.

    Application process

    Potential consultants should provide the following:

    • 1)A CV which is no more than 2 pages of A4.
    • 2)A covering letter briefly outlining skills and experience in the following areas:
    • Previous relevant consultancy experience, particularly stakeholder interviews and working with international organisations.
    • Relevant experience of supporting organisations with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, or decolonisation work.
    • Understanding of intersectionality and a history of antiracist practice.
    • Understanding of the humanitarian and human rights challenges facing Palestinians.
    • 3)A short, draft work plan with timelines indicating your availability to start the project, and suggested allocation of days to tasks.

    To apply, or for more information, please contact: lyndam@quaker.org.uk with the subject line 'Decolonisation consultancy'.


    Terms of Reference