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.
New Economy Project ManagerHours
25 hours per week (PT)Salary
£22,433 per annum (£31,407 pro rata)Contract
Fixed term – 1 year maternity coverLocation
Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1
Closing date:Monday 30 November 2015 (9am) Interview: Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 December 2015
Frustrated by the failures of our current economic system? Want to be a driving force within a movement, building a better economic system that works for both people and planet? This is an opportunity to assume management of an exciting and ambitious project currently in its early stages.
This is a key role supporting Quakers in an exploration of a vision of what a 'new economy' might look like and in starting to take practical action that will help to turn that vision into a reality. Key activities will include project management, research, writing and editing, event design, delivery and networking with relevant organisations and local Quakers.
We are seeking a knowledgeable, flexible and enthusiastic colleague with good communication skills, a background in transition/alternative economics and experience of supporting grassroots action.
Programme Coordinator - Vibrancy in MeetingsHours
28 Per Week (including some evenings and most weekends)Salary
£25,841 (£32,302 Pro Rata) Subject to ReviewContract
Fixed Term - 3.5 YearsLocation
Flexible - TBC
Closing date:3 December 2015 (12pm) Interview: Monday 14 or Wednesday 16 December 2015 (in Birmingham)
We're seeking an enthusiastic, pragmatic, optimistic person to co-ordinate the Vibrancy in Meetings Pilot Programme. You will lead a team of regionally based development workers to find ways of helping Quaker meetings get the support they need and want from Britain Yearly Meeting, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, other Quaker groups and each other.
You will deliver this exciting, new pilot programme to trial a different way of supporting Quaker communities to develop into what they want to become.
If you can say yes to these questions, we'd love you to apply:
- Can you lead a small, dispersed, national team to deliver high quality community development work, making the best use of the resources at your disposal?
- Do you have the skills to help your team prioritise their work in the ways that will best enhance the life of Quaker meetings?
- Can you plan, co-ordinate and help evaluate the programme, being clear about what needs to happen and why, and making it happen in a joyful and open way?
- Are you a good listener who is open to exciting ideas, but with the ability to test and develop ideas with rigour?
- Are you sympathetic to Quaker values and committed to the concept of developing more vibrant Quaker meetings?
- Can you work effectively with diversity and overcome barriers diplomatically, even when things get difficult?