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Jobs and volunteer opportunities

Before applying for jobs, please refer to information for applicants.
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.

Job opportunities at Friends House, Euston;

  • Room Steward - closing date: 5 pm, Monday 23 February 2015
  • RCO Internship - closing date: Sunday 1 March 2015
  • Turning The Tide Communications Developer - closing date: 9 am, Thursday 5 March 2015
  • Quaker World Relations Committee Secretary - closing date: Sunday 8 March 2015

Study opportunity at Quaker United Nations, Geneva

  • Geneva Summer School - closing date: Monday 16 March 2015

Volunteer opportunities at Friends House, Euston:

  • Quaker Centre Volunteer

Volunteer opportunity at Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria;

  • Swarthmoor Hall Volunteers

Please scroll below for more information. If you wish to apply for more than one vacancy please send a separate application form for each.


Room Steward
Friends House Hospitality


SALARY – £19,835 per annum fte
CONTRACT – 6 Month Fixed Term
HOURS – Part time, 15 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston NW1

Friends House situated directly opposite Euston Station in London is a conference and events venue that includes our exciting new venue The Light – a 1000-seater auditorium alongside 22 other flexible meeting rooms.

You will be part of a team that is responsible for cleaning, preparing and setting up all meeting rooms and meeting and greeting clients in a warm, friendly, efficient and reliable manner. You will ensure face-to-face promotion of our facilities to new and existing clients through a pro-active approach.

The successful applicant will have good customer service and communication skills (written and spoken) and be able to work well as part of a team.

CLOSING DATE – 5 pm, Monday 23 February 2015
INTERVIEWS – Wednesday 4 March 2015

Application Pack


RCO Internship
Recording Clerks Office


SALARY - £20,520 per annum
HOURS - Full time, 35 hours per week
CONTRACT - 5 - 11 months fixed term
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, London NW1

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic candidate who is in sympathy with the values of the Quakers and who wishes to develop their skills through an internship opportunity. This new role has been created to support the Recording Clerk’s Office (RCO) in fulfilling its long-term strategic goals.

This is a unique opportunity for the post-holder to work with a dynamic team and gain experience in project and committee co-ordination, event management, group facilitation, research, and direct contact with Quaker meetings. A keen desire to embrace training and learn from the internship is essential.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible, able to prioritise and manage diverse tasks and have good people, communications, IT and database skills. They will need a high level of attention to detail and the ability to work quickly, creatively and accurately under pressure. Occasional weekend or evening work will be required.

CLOSING DATE - Sunday 1 March, 2015
INTERVIEWS - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Application Pack


Turning the Tide Communications Developer
Quaker Peace and Social Witness


SALARY – £30,797 per annum pro rata
HOURS – Full time, 35 hours per week, or an agreed part time arrangement
CONTRACT – 9 months fixed term
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, London NW1

We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and committed person with experience of web design and development to help us develop ‘Turning the Tides’ communications. Our major communications vehicle is the website which is in need of renewal, as are printed versions of our trainers’ handbook, publicity leaflets and journal.

The successful candidate will demonstrate their sympathy with the values of Quakers, as well as knowledge and understanding of grassroots social change activism and experience in communicating simply and clearly with a wide audience including activists, trainers, NGOs and public. Understanding of nonviolence and experiential training will be an advantage.

The post requires flexibility and ability to prioritize and manage diverse tasks. We are looking for a natural team worker who is also self-organized and good working alone.

CLOSING DATE – Thursday 5 March, 2015
INTERVIEWS – Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Application Pack


Quaker World Relations Committee Secretary
Recording Clerks Office


SALARY – £30,797 per annum pro rata
HOURS – 7 hours per week 0.2 FTE
CONTRACT – Permanent
LOCATION – Friends House Euston Road, London NW1 (flexible working will be considered)

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic candidate to provide administrative support to the Quaker World Relations Committee (QWRC) and to be their key point of contact for other yearly meetings and Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC).

This is a great opportunity for the post-holder to use their strong communications and organisational skills to plan and organise an annual forum event and a vibrant, new Quaker Life network cluster bringing together those interested in international Quaker activity to share knowledge and information.

Occasional weekend or evening work will be required.

CLOSING DATE – Sunday 8 March, 2015
INTERVIEWS – Friday 13 March, 2015

Application Pack


Quaker United Nations Summer School
5 July – 17 July 2015, Geneva


For people with an active interest in international affairs

  • Would you like to study the UN at first hand?
  • Do you want to meet people from all over the world?
  • Are you aged 20 to 26?

The summer school aims to provide an introduction to the work of the United Nations. Contact Helen Bradford for more information at or +44 (0) 20 7663 1071.

CLOSING DATE - Monday 16 March 2015

 Application Pack


Quaker Centre Volunteer
Quaker Life


Voluntary, travel expenses paid

What kind of role involves listening and responding to Quakers and other visitors from around the country and abroad, some seeking work or a home or a place to share their burdens? What role might also include eldering a meeting, arranging flowers, clearing tables, taking deliveries, shelving, sorting, replenishing leaflet displays, counting, packing, stock control, making up book orders, pricing, or mailing out large numbers of Quaker periodicals and newsletters to Friends? Where, sometimes, might you be expected simply to sit and wait?
Being a Quaker centre volunteer at Friends House involves all this.

Information To Apply


House Tour Guides
Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria


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