Britain Yearly Meeting employs staff to carry out the centrally managed work of Quakers in Britain. Most of these jobs are located in the central offices, Friends House in London, unless otherwise stated. We aim to be an ethical employer, with a 1:4 ratio between our highest and our lowest paid staff. Britain Yearly Meeting is a Living Wage employer.

  • Peaceworkers

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £21,902 per annum
    Contract
    Fixed term - One year (September 2018 to August 2019)
    Location
    To be confirmed on appointment
    Closing date:
    1 May 2018 (9am)
    Interview
    15 & 16 May 2018

    Do you have a life commitment to working for peace? This could be an amazing opportunity. Britain Yearly Meeting, the organising body for Quakers in Britain, is looking for enthusiastic people who want to develop their skills, knowledge and commitment to peace. If chosen, you'll be offered a place with an organisation we think will match your interests and skills. Recent peaceworkers have been placed with War Resisters International, Medact, Campaign Against Arms Trade, Scientists for Global Responsibility, Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, the Peace Pledge Union and LEAP Confronting Conflict. The work will be varied and project specific.

    Candidates should be able to demonstrate a passion and commitment to peace work, as well as sympathy with Quaker values. You'll be adaptable, able to work on your own initiative and inside a team. Transferable skills, like administration, protesting, educating, running events or digital communication, could be an advantage.

    This year we are particularly interested in placing with organisations working on:

    •grassroots/community training and capacity-building for action (addressing the roots of conflict, community cohesion and learning to handle conflict)

    •fresh, innovative work on nuclear weapons (for example relating to the UN ban treaty), attitudes to war, and conscientious objection

    •militarism (especially in schools), education and alternatives to conflict.

    We are always open to bold, confident and radical new projects, and particularly encourage placements in parts of Britain outside London. Placements will include a two-week preparation period in August. We regret that we are unable to accept applications from candidates without existing permission to work in the UK.

    Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to equality in all its employment practices.

    Job Information Application Form
  • Youth Development Worker - Bristol

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £27,942 per annum
    Contract
    Fixed term - 3 years
    Location
    Bristol
    Closing date:
    14 March 2018
    Interview
    Interviews will be held in London on 28 March 2018

    Britain Yearly Meeting is looking for an experienced youth development worker to initiate, facilitate and deliver a range of opportunities aimed at increasing the engagement and participation of young Quakers (and other young people) aged 11–18. We need someone who can work with young people, build community, promote youth participation, and empower adults in Quaker meetings to respond more readily to young people.

    You will need to be organised with the ability to plan, deliver, monitor, and evaluate projects and programmes for young people. You will need to be able to build positive relationships and communicate effectively with young people, colleagues and stakeholders.

    Job Information Application Form
  • Youth Development Worker - Sheffield

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £27,942 per annum
    Contract
    Fixed term - 3 years
    Location
    Sheffield
    Closing date:
    14 March 2018
    Interview
    Interviews will be held in London on 29 March 2018

    Britain Yearly Meeting is looking for an experienced youth development worker to initiate, facilitate and deliver a range of opportunities aimed at increasing the engagement and participation of young Quakers (and other young people) aged 11–18. We need someone who can work with young people, build community, promote youth participation, and empower adults in Quaker meetings to respond more readily to young people.

    You will need to be organised with the ability to plan, deliver, monitor, and evaluate projects and programmes for young people. You will need to be able to build positive relationships and communicate effectively with young people, colleagues and stakeholders.

    Job Information Application Form