Jobs and volunteer opportunities
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All posts are for employment with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) located at their central offices based at Friends House in Euston, London unless described otherwise.
Communication and Services
Parliamentary Engagement Officer
SALARY - £29,399 per annum
CONTRACT - Permanent
HOURS - Full time, 35 hrs per week
LOCATION - Friends House, Euston, London NW1
Quakers in Britain seek a Parliamentary Engagement Officer to become part of the team working to increase the public understanding of Quakerism and the political and social impact of Quaker work.
Quakers share a way of life built on principles of truth, equality, peace and simplicity, rather than a set of beliefs. For more than 350 years Quakers have expressed their faith through action in the world.
To encourage and enable Quakers in Britain to influence decision makers at all levels of government, through clear explanations of parliamentary processes. Translate Quaker concerns into briefings for a range of political and public audiences, including via digital platforms.
You will enjoy working to tight deadlines, juggling priorities and working in a multidisciplinary communications team; be committed to Quaker values and understand Quaker processes; keep abreast of political affairs and their relevance to the concerns of Quakers. From your previous experience you will be able to recognise timely political opportunities for Quakers to speak out effectively. You are confident and articulate when talking and writing about complex advocacy positions.
For an informal chat please contact Jane Dawson, Advocacy and Public Relationships Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jane will be available up to the end of May. After that please contact Helen Griffith at email@example.com.
CLOSING DATE - 10 June 2013
INTERVIEWS - w/c 24 June 2013
- Cover letter - Parliamentary Engagement Officer [Word: 57kb - new window]
- Guidance notes for job applicants [Word: 28.5kb - new window]
- Job description - Parliamentary Engagement Officer [PDF: 160.67kb - new window]
- Staff application form [Word: 105.5kb - new window]
- Equality monitoring form [Word: 53kb - new window]
Communication and Services
Parliamentary and Advocacy Assistant
SALARY - £2,246 (FTE equivalent £19,467)
CONTRACT – Fixed Term Contract, 30 days in total between June and September
HOURS – Temporary, part time (to be confirmed)
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, London NW1
The Advocacy and Public Relationships team is seeking a temporary part time Parliamentary and Advocacy Assistant, 30 days in total between June and September.
You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of eight communications professionals working to increase the political impact and public understanding of Quakerism in Britain. You will help to develop systems to map forthcoming parliamentary activity and parliamentarian interests in relation to Quaker advocacy priorities.
You will be able to communicate confidently with parliamentary researchers, NGOs, churches and other external stakeholders. You will have excellent written and oral communications skills in English and a facility with social media and other online tools.
While this post is designed to develop the post holder’s potential, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate an interest in current Quaker advocacy and have a good understanding of parliamentary machinery. You may be studying, or have studied in, a relevant subject to degree level or have experience of voluntary or paid work in a church, charity or policy department of a public organisation.
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post to JaneD@quaker.org.uk. Jane Dawson, Advocacy and Public Relationships Leader, will be available during yearly meeting for an informal conversation about the role or alternatively email to arrange a telephone call.
CLOSING DATE – 16 June 2013
Communication and Services
Internship For Young Friends General Meeting & Britain Yearly Meeting
SALARY - £19,467 pro rata plus benefits
CONTRACT - 10 months fixed term (Sept '13 - June '14)
HOURS - Full time, 35 hours per week
LOCATION: Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic person who is in sympathy with the values of the Quakers and who wishes to develop their skills through an internship opportunity. This role supports the administration of Young Friends General Meeting (YFGM) and Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM).
YFGM represents Quakers aged 18 - 30’ish and BYM represents Quakers across Britain. The role will support the residential gatherings, committees and Trustees for Young Friends, as well as working on BYM projects. Based in the Events & Committee Services Team in BYM, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop their skills of committee & event servicing with an experienced staff team.
This internship is intended as an opportunity for the postholder to develop professional and personal skills. The postholder will be supported in following a leadership development programme, through Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre or another similar provider.
Some weekend or evening work will be required.
BYM Reg. Charity No. 1127633. YFGM Reg. Charity No. 1064763.
CLOSING DATE - 31 May 2013
INTERVIEWS - 13 June 2013
- Cover letter - YFGM internship [Word: 57kb - new window]
- Guidance for applicants [Word: 38.5kb - new window]
- Job description - YFGM internship [Word: 57kb - new window]
- standard staff application form [Word: 103kb - new window]
- Equality monitoring form [Word: 53.5kb - new window]
Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria
House Tour Guides
Voluntary, travel expenses paid
Swarthmoor Hall is a historic house known as the ‘cradle of Quakerism’. The house is open to the public four afternoons a week throughout the year and for group tours at other times by appointment. We are looking for Friends who live within travelling distance of the Hall who are interested in acting as a tour guide. We do not necessarily need a regular commitment of hours. We do hope to develop a pool of volunteers who we will train as tour guides for our visitors both adults and children.
Volunteer Enrolment Form