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.

  • Ministry & Outreach Officer

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £32,073 per annum
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1
    Closing date:
    Monday 27 February 2017 (5pm)
    Interview
    Thursday 9 March 2017

    Do you have a passion for supporting and nourishing individuals and faith communities in their journeys and their life together? Do you have an understanding of what draws seekers to find Quakers and how Quaker communities can offer welcome and encouragement to those who find them? Are you able to understand and analyse the variety of data and information to help make our work more focused and effective?

    This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills to serve Quakers in Britain, in living out their commitment to peace, integrity, simplicity, sustainability and equality as individuals and as meeting communities.

    You will be a member of the Ministry and Outreach staff team based in Quaker Life and you will work with us to support Friends and meetings to be centres of worship and witness and to make information about Quakers and Quakerism easily available.

    You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work successfully on your own, as part of a small team and by networking within Britain Yearly Meeting and with other organisations, individuals and groups. You will also need strong IT skills and a willingness to learn and grow in your role.

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

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  • Communications Officer

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £38,808 per annum
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1
    Closing date:
    Friday 3 March 2017 (9am)
    Interview
    Monday 20 March 2017

    We're looking for a creative, well-organised and proactive individual to help us communicate effectively about the wide range of services and inspired work programmes we manage on behalf of Quakers in Britain.

    Quakers are driven by faith to work for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. We seek to fill the gaps, to work where help is most needed, alone or with others – whatever will have the greatest impact.

    You will take a lead role in producing our print supporters' magazine and setting up new digital channels. You will get involved with planning, writing and editing a variety of communications, as well as working on video content and overseeing work on the organisation's staff communications programme.

    To succeed you'll need solid experience in digital and print publications, an excellent editorial skillset and a knack for finding stories. You'll be a confident project manager, able to focus on the big picture whilst retaining a great eye for detail. You're a natural problem-solver and a fast learner.

    If this sounds like you, please get in touch.

    Our generous benefits package includes 27 days holiday (plus extra days over Christmas), a pension scheme and other non-financial lifestyle benefits.

    Our offices in Euston feature a subsidised café and restaurant, as well as excellent transport links.

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  • Programme Coordinator EAPPI UK & Ireland

    Hours
    21 per week
    Salary
    £19,243 per annum (£32,073 pro rata)
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1
    Closing date:
    Monday 6 March 2017 (9am)
    Interview
    Tuesday 21 March 2017

    The Ecumenical Accompaniment programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) is managed by Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) on behalf of UK and Irish churches and organisations.

    QPSW is a hub within Britain Yearly Meeting for action on peace and social justice.

    Britain Yearly Meeting is a radical church with a deep commitment to peace, integrity, equality, simplicity and sustainability.

    Join the small and dynamic EAPPI team who are passionate about the power of people to make big changes in Israel and Palestine. We work with volunteer human rights monitors, partner churches and organisations, diplomats and other decision makers, to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine and hasten a just, peaceful and secure future for all.

    Are you capable, flexible and enthusiastic, with knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the rights of civilians? 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 EAPPI, go to http://www.quaker.org.uk/our-work/international-work/eappi or www.eyewitnessblogs.com

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  • 1 Year Peaceworkers

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £21,370 per annum
    Contract
    Fixed Term - 1 Year (from September 2017 until August 2018)
    Location
    To be confirmed on appointment
    Closing date:
    Tuesday 2 May 2017 (9am)
    Interview
    Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 May 2017

    Do you have a life commitment to working for peace? Is this amazing opportunity for you? We're seeking enthusiastic people who want to develop their skills, knowledge and commitment to peace through placement with a national organisation in Britain.

    We select the people we want, then try to match their interests and skills with opportunities offered by a range of organisations. Recent Peaceworkers have been placed with War Resisters International, Medact, Campaign Against Arms Trade and Scientists for Global Responsibility. The work will be varied and project specific.

    You should be able to demonstrate your passion and commitment to peace work and sympathy with the values of Quakers. You'll be adaptable, able to work on your initiative and as part of a team. Transferable skills, like office administration and digital communication, will be an advantage.

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

    Grassroots/ community training and capacity building for action; peace-building to address the roots of conflict, including promoting community cohesion; and learning the skills to handle conflict.

    Fresh, innovative work on nuclear weapons (for example relating to the UN ban treaty). Attitudes to war, World War 1 commemoration, and conscientious objection.

    Militarism (especially in relation to schools); peace education and promoting alternative responses to violent conflict.

    However, we are always open to bold, confident and radical new projects, and particularly encourage placements in other parts of Britain than London.

    This placement includes a preparation period of 2-weeks in August. We regret that we are unable to accept applications from candidates without existing permission to work in the UK.

    For further details, go to website http://www.quaker.org.uk/our-work/peace/peaceworkers

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