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Job 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

  • Event and Committee Services Co-ordinator
  • General Secretary - Finance and Property
  • General Catering Assistant
  • Quaker Peace & Social Witness - Economics, Sustainability & Peace Network Co-ordinator
  • Grants and Contributions Manager - INTERNAL ONLY
  • Swarthmoor Hall - Service Delivery Supervisor 


  • Volunteer opportunities 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.

Event and Committee Services Co-ordinator

HOURS          Full time - 35 hours per week
SALARY        £30,797 per annum
CONTRACT    Permanent
LOCATION     Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1

We are seeking a lively and energetic individual, with knowledge of and sympathy with our values to join our team in supporting and co-ordinating a busy calendar of national Quaker events and governance committees.

Taking your lead from the Events & Committee Services Team Manager, you will work as part of a team to deliver a strategic plan of events with different aims, ranging from a handful of participants up to 2,000. You will have experience of organising events (preferably residential), working with volunteers and a good understanding of the diverse needs of participants. You will also use your administrative & organisational skills to support our governance committees.

You will have a high level of attention to detail and the ability to work quickly, creatively and accurately under pressure. You will need to be flexible, able to prioritise, manage diverse tasks and have good people, IT and database skills.

As most of our events are held at weekends, some weekend working will be required.

Closing date:   3 July 2015
Interviews:      13 July 2015

Grants and Contributions Manager - INTERNAL ONLY

HOURS          Full time - 35 hours per week
SALARY        £37,624 per annum
CONTRACT    Permanent
LOCATION     Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1

We are seeking a grants and contributions manager to oversee the delivery of three areas of work. Fundraising grant bids; recording, thanking, and reporting on member contributions; and the provision of secretarial support and administration for a grants awarding committee. They will line manage others, including a full time administrator and a part time grants officer.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of Quaker projects and the ability to research existing and new funding bodies to match discerned Quaker work to their philanthropic objectives.

They will need the ability to work independently, maintain high standards of work under pressure and balance competing priorities, and be a team player. They must be well organised with strong IT skills and fluent with spreadsheets and databases. We need someone who is able to present and interpret financial information in a way that is strategic, relevant, and meaningful, as well as writing operational descriptions and case studies that will inform and engage audiences. Excellent written skills are a must, along with the ability and experience to line manage others, and work appropriately with the clerk of a grant-awarding Quaker committee. 

Closing date:   6 July 2015
Interviews:      13 July 2015

General Secretary - Finance & Property

SALARY         Managerial Scale: £54,558 - £62,608 per annum
CONTRACT     Permanent
HOURS           Full time–35 hours per week(with some evening & weekend work required)
LOCATION      Friends House, Euston, London NW1

We are the national offices of Quakers in Britain, a radical church with a passion for peace, integrity, equality, simplicity and sustainability. We provide a range of services to Quaker meetings across Britain, and work actively in the world to bring about social change. We also run Friends House, our premises in Euston, as an ethical business, providing conferencing and catering to the third sector and others.

We are looking for an imaginative and approachable leader to head the Quaker Finance & Property department. To start in late 2015, we need someone who can communicate clearly with colleagues, Trustees and Quakers about our finances, investments and properties. You’ll need solid experience in finance, good team-work skills, an eye for detail as well as the ability to see the big picture and think strategically. You’ll be good at problem-solving, and ready to listen to others’ ideas.

You don’t need to be a Quaker, but we do need you to care about the things we’re passionate about.

Closing date:         13 July 2015
Interviews:             27 July 2015    

General Catering Assistant

SALARY          £21,239 per annum (pro rata)
CONTRACT     One year fixed term
HOURS           Part time – 20 hours per week
LOCATION      Friends House, Euston, London NW1

Friends House Hospitality is looking for an experienced catering assistant to work across our catering departments incorporating our busy café, buffet style restaurant and conference catering areas. Daily tasks include serving and making espresso based coffees, cash handling, stock control and rotation, food and drink service, basic food preparation and general cleaning tasks.

The successful applicant will have good communication skills (spoken and written), be customer focused and have a catering / coffee shop background. Qualification in food hygiene and an NVQ level 2 in food service or equivalent are preferable.

Due to the nature of the business shift patterns vary on a weekly basis. The business is operational 7am and 10pm, 7 days a week. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Closing date:         17 July 2015
Interviews:             3 August 2015    

Swarthmoor Hall - Service Delivery Supervisor

SALARY          £20,015 per annum (pro rata)
CONTRACT     Fixed Term - 6 Months
HOURS           Part time – 25 hours per week (some evening and weekend work)
LOCATION      Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0JQ

Swarthmoor Hall, the cradle of Quakerism has recently undergone major refurbishment and is about to launch a new visitor café and is seeking an experienced Service Delivery Supervisor to assist in the day to day running of accommodation, cleaning and catering. The services offered comprise of a thriving bed / breakfast and self-catering accommodation, conference facilitates, historic house, new cafe and gardens.

Reporting to the Hall Manager, the successful applicant must have experience of supervising a small team in a venue of comparative size such as hotel or small conference centre. The ideal candidate must be willing to be hands on, customer focused and have a keen eye for detail.  

Due to the flexible nature of the business, shift patterns vary, but are 5 days out of 7, including weekend and evening work.

For more information about Swarthmoor Hall go to:

Closing date:         14 July 2015
Interviews:             24 July 2015    

Quaker Peace & Social Witness - Economics, Sustainability & Peace Network Co-ordinator

SALARY          £30,797 per annum (pro rata)
CONTRACT     6 months maternity cover
HOURS           Full time – 35 hours per week
LOCATION      Friends House, Euston, London NW1

This is a key role, working alongside and supporting Quakers, and Quaker meetings to live out their faith-led commitments to a fair economy and sustainable future.

The Network Co-ordinator is an important member of our small Economics, Sustainability and Peace team. The post holder will use a variety of tools to support Quakers to learn about and take action on issues such as economic inequality, corporate accountability, climate change and energy justice.

They will also work with other team members to develop tools and systems aimed at facilitating active Quakers to more easily connect with each other, learn from and support each other to take action.

We are seeking a capable, flexible and enthusiastic colleague with good communication skills and experience of inspiring, equipping and engaging supporters and/or volunteers to take action.

Applicants should have knowledge of and sympathy with Quaker values.

Closing date:         26 July 2015 (12pm)
Interviews:             6 August 2015    

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 tour guides. 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.

Information to apply