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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;

  • Scottish Parliamentary Engagement Officer - closing date - 10 October 2014
  • Archivist - closing date - 5 October 2014
  • IT Strategy Manager - closing date - 14 September 2014

Volunteer opportunity at Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria;

  • Swarthmoor Hall Volunteers

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Communications and Services
Scottish Parliamentary Engagement Officer


SALARY – FTE £27,605 - £30,470 per annum (pay increase pending January 2015)
CONTRACT – 3 Year Fixed Term Contract (subject to review)
HOURS – Part Time, 17.5 hours per week
LOCATION – Edinburgh – Scotland

Quakers in Britain seek a part time Scottish Parliamentary Engagement Officer, based in or within easy reach of Edinburgh, to become part of a 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.

The Role - To encourage and enable Quakers in Scotland to influence decision makers at all levels of government, through clear explanations of parliamentary processes. Translate Quaker concerns into briefings for a range of Scottish political and public audiences, through a range of channels and methods, including digital platforms. To share Scottish political insight with Quakers who work on devolved issues south of the border.

About You - You will enjoy working to tight deadlines, juggling priorities and working as part of a multidisciplinary communications team. You will be comfortable working on your own and being line managed at a distance; be committed to Quaker values and have an active knowledge of peace, equality, justice and sustainability issues in Scotland; be well versed in Scottish 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.

If you wish to discuss the post, please make an appointment with Jane Dawson, Advocacy and Public Relationships Leader via email at

CLOSING DATE – 5 pm, Friday 10th October 2014
INTERVIEWS – Thursday 30th October 2014 (Interviews will take place in Edinburgh)

Application Pack


Library of the Religious Society of Friends


SALARY – £36,398 per annum
CONTRACT – Permanent
HOURS – Full time, 35 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, London NW1

Over the past 350 years Quakers have lived adventurously. Their activities are reflected in our archives, the largest collection on Quakers in Britain and one of the largest in the world.

We are looking for the right candidate to manage our collections: to open them up, to preserve them for future generations and to raise our profile among a range of different audiences. You will be an experienced and enthusiastic archivist with a thorough grounding in best practice and the ability to work with digital media.

CLOSING DATE – Sunday 5 October 2014
INTERVIEWS – week commencing 20 October 2014

Application Pack


Quaker Finance and Property
IT Strategy Manager


SALARY – £44,042 per annum – 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
HOURS – Full time, 35 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, London NW1

Having undertaken an initial in-depth review of the current IT provision, the IT Strategy Manager will deliver strategic leadership on IT, be responsible for the execution of strategy and ongoing performance monitoring. Working with departments across the organization he/she will ensure good, integrated and cost effective IT outcomes that facilitate meeting of the organisational goals. The post holder will be responsible for leveraging a range of IT services including the use of applications, web services, new media, telephony and managed IT services as appropriate.

Applicants will need to be experienced in managing IT, project delivery and budgeting within larger organisations, and are likely to hold relevant professional accreditations or a university degree.

Strong interpersonal skills are needed to be able to work across the organisation, together with a knowledge of and sympathy with Quaker values.

CLOSING DATE – Sunday 14 September 2014

INTERVIEWS – Friday 26 September 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