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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.
 

Vacancies available at Friends House, Euston;

  • Conciliation Group Co-ordinator
  • Peace Education and Disarmament Programme Assistant
  • Sales and Events Team Leader
  • Interim Programme Manager, Peace and Disarmament
  • 1-Year Peaceworker in Britain, QPSW

Volunteer opportunity at Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria;

  • House Tour Guides

Please scroll below for more information.

 


Quaker Peace and Social Witness
Conciliation Support Co-ordinator

 

SALARY – £30,081 per annum (£15,041 pro rata)
CONTRACT – 3 years fixed term
HOURS – 17.5 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, London, NW1

We are looking for a capable candidate to support the QPSW Conciliation Group. You will have experience in national and international reconciliation processes and have worked closely with groups of dedicated individuals.

The post requires a self-sufficient administrator able to work without close supervision, a person with strong problem solving skills and a demonstrable ability to analyse and work with complex political situations.

CLOSING DATE – Sunday 18 May 2014
INTERVIEWS – Thursday 5 June 2014

Application Pack

 


Quaker Peace and Social Witness
Peace Education and Disarmament Programme Assistant

 

SALARY - £24,639 per annum
CONTRACT – 1 year fixed term
HOURS – full time, 35 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, London, NW1

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic candidate in sympathy with the values of Quakers who wishes to join the QPSW team of staff and focus on supporting peace education and disarmament mainly in an administrative capacity. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a passion and commitment to peace and justice, adaptability, ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team. The candidate must have strong writing, administration and IT skills.

CLOSING DATE – Sunday 11 May 2014
INTERVIEWS – Thursday 22 May 2014

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Hospitality and Facilities
Sales and Events Team Leader

 

SALARY - £26,393 per annum
HOURS - full time, 35 hours per week
CONTRACT - permanent
LOCATION - Friends House, Euston, NW1

The successful candidate will supervise the operation of the sales & events team. Key responsibilities will include working with the Head of Commercial Services to ensure the team has the necessary direction, knowledge and skills to meet work objectives on an ongoing basis.

This is the ideal role for a dedicated candidate with a proven sales experience at a supervisory level in a venue of comparative size (i.e. conference venue or a hotel) to work in a well established organisation with strong values and employee retention.

Essential qualification for this role is a NVQ Level 3 or equivalent (in sales and business administration) with experience in a similar role working within a sales & events department, together with a strong commitment to quality and excellence in their work. The role also requires the person to be articulate; pay attention to detail, a high level of accuracy & numeracy in administrative tasks and strong communication skills. A commitment to working within the values of the organisation is essential.
 
CLOSING DATE - Sunday 4 May 2014
INTERVIEWS - Wednesday 14 May 2014

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Quaker Peace and Social Witness
Interim Programme Manager, Peace and Disarmament

 

SALARY - £36,398 per annum
HOURS - full time, 35 hours per week
CONTRACT - 9 months fixed term
LOCATION - Friends House, Euston, NW1

QPSW is seeking a dynamic, informed and experienced peace activist to take on the role of Interim Programme Manager, Peace & Disarmament for 9 months from June 2014. The candidate will deliver the permanent Programme Manager’s work programme, whilst he is on sabbatical.

You will need to have up to date knowledge of current progress towards nuclear disarmament and forthcoming opportunities for furthering disarmament, and an active understanding of work against militarism. The post requires experience of effective campaigning work and strong communication skills and you will need to be able to work well with people in a diverse range of settings, from community groups to policy makers.

The post is located within a team of specialist staff engaged in a range of aspects of the peace movement in Britain on behalf of Quakers. You will need to be a team player, and to work collaboratively as part of this team.

CLOSING DATE - Sunday 27 April 2014
INTERVIEWS - Wednesday 7 May 2014

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Quaker Peace and Social Witness
1-year Peaceworker in Britain

 

SALARY - £19,919 per annum
CONTRACT - Fixed term from September 2014 to August 2015
HOURS - 35 hours per week, full time

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic people in sympathy with the values of Quakers who wish to develop their strong commitment to peace and conflict transformation through secondment to a national organisation in Britain. The aim is to match the interests and skills of the worker with the receiving organisation, which recently have included War Resisters International, Campaign Against Arms Trade and Oxford Research Group. The work will be varied and include involvement in a specific project. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a passion and commitment to peace and justice, adaptability, ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team. Transferable skills, such as administration and IT, will be an advantage.

This year we are particularly interested in placing with organisations working on
• Grassroots/ community training and capacity building for action.
• Militarism, attitudes to war, World War 1 commemoration, conscientious objection.
• Connecting economic and environmental justice with issues of peace.

This placement includes a pre-preparation period of 2-weeks which will be paid.  We regret that we are unable to accept applications from candidates without existing permission to work in the UK.

CLOSING DATE – Monday, 5 May 2014
INTERVIEWS – Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 May 2014

Application Pack

 


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