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Job 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: Tue 1 Sept 2015
  • Reading Room Assistant - closing date: Mon 14 Sept 2015
  • Project Development Officer - closing date: Mon 21 Sept 2015

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.


Room Steward - Two Positions
Hospitality and Facilities


SALARY        £3,269 per annum (£19,835 pro rata) plus holiday pay
CONTRACT    Permanent - term time only (20 weeks per year)
HOURS          Part time - 15 hours per week
LOCATION     Friends House, Euston, NW1

Friends House is situated directly opposite Euston Station in London and 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 Tuesday 1 September 2015
INTERVIEWS Wednesday 7 September 2015

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Reading Room Assistant
Library and Archives


SALARY £16,991 (£21,239 pro rata)
CONTRACT Fixed Term – 12 Months
HOURS Part time – 28 hours per week
LOCATION Friends House, Euston NW1

This is an exciting opportunity to work in our Library, helping visitors and researchers to access our fascinating collections. The Reading Room Assistant will be a key member of the Library team and will deliver our core customer-facing services, welcoming visitors, helping to direct Library users to relevant information, and supervising access to our unique collections according to best practice within the library, archives and museum sectors.

You should be willing to develop an understanding of the collections and their subject matter, and be an enthusiastic communicator and advocate for the collections, committed to delivering a high-quality customer service and facilitating access to them.

We are seeking someone with demonstrable customer service and communications skills. This post would suit someone who is interested in pursuing a career in libraries, archives or museums or has an interest in, or experience of, working in libraries, archives or museums.

Applicants should have knowledge of, and sympathy with Quaker values.

CLOSING DATE Monday 14 September 2015
INTERVIEWS Monday 5 October 2015

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Project Development Officer - Advertising, Media & Partnerships
Communications and Services


SALARY       £30,797 Per Annum 
CONTRACT  Fixed term – 18 Months
HOURS        Full Time 35 Hours Per Week
LOCATION   Friends House, Euston, NW1

We are seeking a Project Development Officer to work with the Outreach, Media and Advocacy teams to research the use of modern communications and advertising channels to develop a reaching out strategy for Britain Yearly Meeting. The role will foster and nurture our relationships with other groups and organisations both ecumenical and secular. This exciting opportunity is an ideal role for someone to apply their knowledge of communications to heighten public awareness of Quakers and Quaker work.

You should have strong interpersonal and organisational skills and be able to work independently. The ability to maintain high standards of work under pressure and balance competing priorities is a must. You will be hard working, pro-active and a team player. You should have excellent written skills and be able to work with budgets by preparing, monitoring and managing. You should have proven experience of outward-facing communications.

CLOSING DATE    Monday 21 September 2015
INTERVIEWS        Wednesday 14 October 2015

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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