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.

  • Project Archivist

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £33,802 per annum - London Scale
    Contract
    Fixed term - 2 years
    Location
    Friends House
    Closing date:
    21 October 2019 (9am)
    Interview
    5 November 2019

    Britain Yearly Meeting has been granted funding from the Wellcome Trust to catalogue, preserve and promote the archive collections of two relief organisations: the Friends Ambulance Unit (1939–1946) and Friends Relief Service (1943–1948). The project – 'Creating a world without war: pacifist approaches to humanitarian relief in WW2 and after' – aims to make these collections fully accessible to researchers and to find innovative and creative ways to promote their use to a range of audiences.

    We are looking for an experienced project archivist to work alongside the project lead to deliver the activities outlined in the project plan. You will have proven experience of cataloguing archive collections to industry standards, with the ability to manage your workload and meet deadlines. You will also have strong communication skills and experience of interpreting archive collections to create outreach resources.

    Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

    Quakers have a faith commitment to equality and encourage and welcome applications for posts from all sections of society. You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold the values of our organisation.

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

    Job Information Application form website
  • Business Development Officer

    Hours
    35 per week
    Salary
    £33,802 per annum - London Scale
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Friends House
    Closing date:
    18 October 2019
    Interview
    30 October 2019

    Are you passionate and enthusiastic? Do you have excellent customer service and sales skills? Are you looking for a new challenge? If so, this is the ideal opportunity for you.

    We are looking for someone to join our busy sales team. We have 32 meeting and conference spaces, including a 1,000-seater auditorium called The Light, which you will help to promote and sell, giving specific attention to the third sector. You will have the opportunity to organise open days and find new ways to promote Friends House.

    You will proactively seek new business and increase revenue, while nurturing and developing relationships with our existing customers. You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining our client database.

    You will play a key role in generating sales, interacting with new and existing clients by phone, email and face-to-face to promote our facilities. You will be a strong administrator with excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and a commitment to the values of the organisation.

    For details about Friends House Hospitality click here and its 1000 seater venue, The Light click here.

    Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

    Quakers have a faith commitment to equality and encourage and welcome applications for posts from all sections of society. You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold the values of our organisation.

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

    Job Information Application form website
  • Campaigns and Advocacy Coordinator - Economics and Sustainability

    Hours
    28 per week
    Salary
    £27,041 per annum (£33,802 pro rata per annum) - London scale
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Friends House
    Closing date:
    28 October 2019 (9am)
    Interview
    7 November 2019

    Are you passionate about climate action? Could you use your campaigning experience and outstanding communication skills to support Quakers in Britain to campaign for economic and environmental justice?

    Britain Yearly Meeting is recruiting for a Campaigns and Advocacy Coordinator to help expand our work on climate justice and related issues. You will be working in a team of four people to contribute to the strengthening of a Quaker movement taking action on economic and environmental justice and to ensure that Quaker voices are heard in policy-making.

    From writing newsletters and policy briefings to running workshops or meeting with partner organisations, this is an exciting and varied role with considerable scope to contribute to the future direction of the work. You will be working to priorities set by programme managers and our Economics & Sustainability committee (made up of Quaker volunteers), but this is a working environment where everyone's input is valued.

    If you have strong research and writing skills, some experience in a campaigning role, and enthusiasm for diverse approaches to social change work, we would love to hear from you.

    Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

    Quakers have a faith commitment to equality and encourage and welcome applications for posts from all sections of society. You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold the values of our organisation.

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

    Job Information Application form website
  • Room Stewards

    Hours
    20 per week
    Salary
    £11.96 per hour (£21,770 pro rata per annum)
    Contract
    1 x Permanent and 1 x Fixed Term (one year)
    Location
    Friends House
    Closing date:
    20 October 2019
    Interview
    29 October 2019

    Are you up to an amazing challenge to keep 2000 customers happy? Are you an experienced team-player with a conference or hotel background? If your answer is yes, act now to join our award-winning organisation.

    You will be working as part of a team, setting meeting rooms up and down, ensuring our values and high standards are followed whilst you have the opportunity to learn and develop in a dynamic working environment.

    Working hours are typically 7am to 11pm weekdays and 7:30am to 10pm at weekends. You will be working on a rota system, with hours varying on a weekly basis. This includes morning, evening and weekend shifts according to business needs.

    You will be offered a starting salary of £21,770 (pro rata), with an annual increase, exceptional pension scheme and holiday allowance, and career progression in a fast-growing business.

    For more about Friends House Hospitality, go to www.friendshouse.co.uk

    Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

    Quakers have a faith commitment to equality and encourage and welcome applications for posts from all sections of society. You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold the values of our organisation.

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

    Job Information Application form website
  • Activism Support Coordinator

    Hours
    21 per week
    Salary
    £20,281 per annum (£33,802 pro-rata per annum) – London scale OR £17,239 per annum (£28,733 pro-rata per annum) – Regional scale
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1; or from home (some travel to London required)
    Closing date:
    29 October 2019 (9am)
    Interview
    8 November 2019

    Britain Yearly Meeting is recruiting for an Activism Support Coordinator to join its Economics & Sustainability team. This is an ideal role for a 'people person' who is passionate about empowering others to work for social change.

    You will be working in a team of four people to strengthen a Quaker movement taking action on economic and environmental justice. You will bring a flexible, problem-solving approach to the work, providing advice and support to Quakers working on local projects and campaigns. You will help to build a stronger network of Quaker activists who can learn from and support each other.

    Building and nurturing good relationships is key to this role. You will need to respond with empathy and sensitivity to the needs of individuals and groups, and identify how best to support them. You will be working to an agreed workplan, but there is considerable scope for creativity and for contributing to the future direction of the work.

    Experience in community development or community organising approaches would be an advantage, but skills are more important than background for this role. We welcome applications from candidates with a diverse range of experience.

    Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

    Quakers have a faith commitment to equality and encourage and welcome applications for posts from all sections of society. You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold the values of our organisation.

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

    Job Information Application form website