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 (London Scale)
    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.

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  • Inclusion and Diversity Project Coordinator

    Hours
    21 per week
    Salary
    £19,723 per annum (£32,872 pro rata per annum) - London Based/£16,765 per annum (£27,942 pro rata per annum) - Regionally Based
    Contract
    Fixed term - one year
    Location
    Friends House in London or homeworking
    Closing date:
    Monday 30 April 2018 (9am)
    Interview
    Wednesday 9 May 2018

    In Britain, Quakers are mostly white, older and middle-class. Nationally, we've made a commitment to examine our diversity, and to find ways to be more inclusive. Could you coordinate this effort, helping us to be both challenging and loving?

    We'd love to hear from you if you're passionate about equality. You have experience of difference. You know how to encourage groups to explore diversity and inclusion in a constructive way. You can see where the blocks are and help shift them.

    This is a short-term scoping and development project, which will build the foundations for future work.

    If you share our values and can help us change our practice, please consider this position. In return, we offer a good salary and excellent benefits.

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  • Service Delivery Assistant x2

    Hours
    15 per week (flexible, including weekends/bank holidays)
    Salary
    £7,712 per annum - £9.89 per hour (£17,996 pro rata per annum) - Regional Salary
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria
    Closing date:
    Monday 30 April 2018
    Interview
    Thursday 3 May 2018

    Swarthmoor Hall is looking for someone to work in its busy housekeeping and catering team. Duties will include cleaning guest accommodation and public areas, and assisting in the Barn Café. Experience of similar work would be an advantage, although full training will be given.

    The work requires a keen attention to detail and high standards. You'll need to be customer-focused and understand good presentation.

    For further information about Swarthmoor Hall, go to www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk

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

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  • Finance Assistant

    Hours
    28 per week
    Salary
    £21,538 per annum (£26,923 pro rata per annum) - London Scale
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1
    Closing date:
    Monday 14 May 2018
    Interview
    Wednesday 23 May 2018

    Britain Yearly Meeting supports the Quaker faith community to work for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

    To support our work, we have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and financially-competent individual with experience of working in a finance department. The role is vital to our ability to account quickly, accurately and transparently. You'll help manage the finances of the charity correctly and safely.

    If you have a keen attention to detail, an understanding of the importance of financial procedures, and the ability to manage time and workload, we'd love to hear from you.

    It's an exciting time to join us as we evolve and grow. We offer a generous benefits package, including a pension scheme, 27 days holiday, and other non-financial lifestyle benefits.

    For further details please review the job description and person specification.

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  • Media and Marketing Officer

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £32,872 per annum - London scale
    Contract
    Fixed term - one year (Maternity cover)
    Location
    Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1
    Closing date:
    Friday 11 May 2018
    Interview
    Wednesday 23 May 2018

    Are you experienced in managing online communities and producing content for social media channels? Do you have a good knowledge of email marketing (especially software and campaign processes)? Friends House Hospitality is an award-winning company with several operations, from a 1,000-seater auditorium to a bookshop, café and guest accommodation. We're looking for someone to maintain and increase awareness of our portfolio of brands.

    You'll need to maintain websites using CMS systems, and have a sound technical knowledge. You'll be comfortable working to tight deadlines in a team of two – you'll line-manage our Desktop Publisher.

    If this is you, please get in touch! In return we offer a friendly working environment, and an excellent salary and benefits package.

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  • Training and Development Chef

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £32,872 per annum - London scale
    Contract
    Fixed term - two years
    Location
    Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1
    Closing date:
    Friday 11 May 2018
    Interview
    Monday 21 May 2018

    Do you have an interest in sustainable catering and baking? Are you passionate about training and developing people? Friends House is an award-winning conference venue with over 375,000 visitors per annum. We're looking for someone to set up and run an exciting new bakery project, training ex-offenders and equipping them with a qualification and a vocation.

    The role has two aspects. Eighty per cent of your workload will involve ex-offenders. The rest of the time you'll be with our team of chefs, helping them develop their skills and keeping our food up to date with current trends.

    You'll need a recognised qualification in baking or food production, and at least two years' experience in a bakery or commercial kitchen. Experience of training and developing a team is a must, and you'll be comfortable working with people from disenfranchised groups. We value sustainability and you must be able to demonstrate experience of working in a sustainable environment.

    If this is you, please get in touch! In return we offer an excellent salary and benefits package.

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  • Simpler Meetings Project Manager

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £39,774 per annum (London Based) - £33,808 per annum (Regionally based)
    Contract
    Fixed term - 3 years
    Location
    Friends House in London or homeworking
    Closing date:
    Monday 21 May 2018 (9am)
    Interview
    Wednesday 30 May 2018

    People in many Quaker meetings and communities find role-holding and admin too burdensome. It can be difficult to fill these roles. Consequently, meetings have little time or energy for outreach, building community or action in the world.

    We're looking for someone who can streamline and clarify the guidance and support offered to role holders. We want to reduce the administrative burden, so that meetings can become simpler, healthier, happier communities. The successful candidate will work collaboratively for cultural change across our organisation.

    Do you have experience of project planning, delivery and review? Can you make complex information accessible and easy to understand? As well as having a strong sympathy with Quaker values, you'll be comfortable working with members of a faith community.

    If this is you, please get in touch! In return we offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

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

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