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  • Clerk of Trustees

    Closing date:
    Thursday, 30 September 2021
    To be decided

    Britain Yearly Meeting are looking for a Friend to serve as Clerk to the BYM Trustees

    We are seeking potential names for nomination as BYMT Clerk.

    If you want to help build a thriving community of Quakers in Britain, you're a strong communicator and a skilled Quaker Clerk, with time to give and experience of management, then we want to hear from you.

    This is a crucial moment for Quakers in Britain. Building on all we have learnt this year, we are looking for someone to help BYM support Quakers in new ways.

    The BYMT Clerk provides line-management, support and challenge to our Recording Clerk. Consulting with and reporting to Meeting for Sufferings, as well as to Yearly Meeting in session, are important parts of the role. Listening to Friends is vital. The time commitment is significant.

    We would like to encourage a wide range of Quakers to consider this exciting opportunity to make a difference within BYM, and actively encourage expressions of interest from Friends of colour and young Friends. The Clerk will work closely with an Assistant Clerk, and many of the tasks and responsibilities will be shared between the two. If you feel led to make use of your gifts in this role, please do put your name forward. We will find ways to support and enable the right person to serve.

    We would also welcome expressions of interest from Friends interested in becoming a BYM Trustee or BYMT Clerk in the future.

    If you'd like to find out more, please contact Penny Elliott ( for an informal conversation about the role.

    If you would like your name to be considered for nomination, please complete an expression of interest form ( specifically mentioning BYMT Clerk by 5pm, Thursday 30 September 2021.

    An expression of interest is not a commitment from you to serve or a promise that we may ask you, but the beginning of an exploration.

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  • Volunteering opportunities at children and young people's events

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    Volunteers are key to Quaker work with children and young people. Find events and offer your help by visiting the children and young people's pages.

  • Serve on a BYM Committee or Group

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    Share your gifts, skills and talent with Quaker service

    Each year, we need 100-200 friends to take up service roles across Britain Yearly Meeting.

    Information about Quaker service can be found on our dedicated Give Time area.

    Serving with Britain Yearly Meeting is exciting and inspiring. Friends who offer service find that they can be led to achieve great things. There are a number of different ways that you can take part and get involved in the work.

    BYM work is helped and directed by committees that answer to Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM). Quakers from across Britain serve on these committees and groups. Full information is available on our Committees and Groups page.

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