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.

  • Quaker Peace & Social Witness Communications Coordinator

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £31,407 per annum
    Contract
    Full time - Permanent
    Location
    Friends House, London NW1
    Closing date:
    Monday 10 October 2016
    Interview
    Wednesday 19 October 2016

    Britain Yearly Meeting is a radical church with a passion for peace, integrity, equality, simplicity and sustainability. Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW), is a hub within the organisation for action on peace and social justice. We support Quaker witness in local communities in Britain and internationally, and represent Quakers at national and international levels to government, business and the general public.

    We are creating an exciting new role to help QPSW coordinate and communicate its work and engage, inspire and support Quakers to express their faith through action.

    You will work with others to develop our communications tools to better serve the needs of Quakers and meetings and contribute to change in the world. You will also play a central role in the life of the department, by initiating and overseeing activities and projects to improve coordination of the work.

    Are you capable, flexible and enthusiastic, with knowledge of and sympathy with Quaker values? Do you have excellent communications skills and experience of equipping and engaging supporters or volunteers to take action? If so, you should apply.

    For further information about the work of QPSW, go to http://www.quaker.org.uk/our-work

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

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  • Yearly Meeting Gathering Accessibility Officer

    Hours
    Part-time equivalent to 14 hrs per week (increasing as event on 29 July draws nearer)
    Salary
    £31,407 pro-rata
    Contract
    Fixed-term contract – up to 10 months
    Location
    Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ
    Closing date:
    10 October 2016
    Interview
    19 October 2016

    Do you have a strong knowledge of accessibility issues? Can you help us to create an inclusive, all-age residential event?

    Quakers have a way of life that is built upon the principles of truth, equality, peace, and simplicity. There is a long-held commitment to putting faith into direct action in the world. Some of this is work is done centrally on behalf of all Quakers in Britain and overseen by governance committees of Quakers themselves.

    Every three years we organise a week-long residential event for Quakers (Yearly Meeting Gathering). The next takes place at the University of Warwick from 29 July to 5 August 2017. Around 1,500 Quakers and their families will be staying on campus.

    You will liaise with participants, the University, our events team, and children and young people's team to ensure that identified needs are well met. You will be well organised, flexible and friendly, with a track record in accessibility.

    This is a fixed term contract, up to 10 months, starting in December. While this is a part-time post, the hours are not spread evenly over the contract. There will be periods that need more time, especially around the event, when full time hours (35 hours per week) will be necessary. You will need to undertake frequent travel to London and the University of Warwick and be available to stay on campus during the event.

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