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.

  • Head of People Operations

    Hours
    32 per week
    Salary
    £46,514 – £53,376 per annum (London) (£50,875 – £58,380 pro rata per annum) or £39,538 – £45,369 per annum (Regional) (£43,245 – £49,623 pro rata per annum)
    Contract
    Permanent
    Location
    From home, or from our London or Leeds offices
    Closing date:
    11 August 2021
    Interview
    25 and 31 August 2021

    Our people are the foundation of our organisation – we cannot make a difference without them. We have an ambitious People Strategy that we're committed to developing and working towards. As Head of People Operations, you'll lead a team to deliver our People and Diversity & Inclusion strategies. You'll provide an outstanding service to our staff throughout their employment, from the moment they consider joining us to the time they decide to move on.

    We are looking for an MCIPD-qualified HR professional who is motivated by continual improvement. You'll be responsible for the design and management of our key processes and policies, ensuring they run smoothly, remain relevant, support our future plans, and drive our vision.

    If you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal conversation about the role, please email Abigail Budd at Abigail.Budd@reed.com.

    To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement to Abigail.Budd@reed.com. Your supporting statement should address how you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification.

    Britain Yearly Meeting is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expects 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 practices.

    Please note your data will be sent to Reed Specialist Recruitment and your application will also be vetted by them.

    Application Pack
  • Communications Consultant

    Salary
    £8,000
    Closing date:
    17 August 2021 - 12pm
    Interview
    19 August 2021

    Quakers in Britain – working with Friends of the Earth, Bond, Friends Families and Travellers, and Liberty – are looking for a communications consultant to support civil society's response to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (PCSCB) as it reaches the House of Lords.

    The more than 300-page bill will place severe restrictions on the right to protest and will have a serious negative impact on already-marginalised groups. We believe that the bill undermines fundamental human rights, will make it harder for people to speak truth to power, and represents a significant threat to our democracy.

    A huge range of civil society activists, groups, organisations and networks are seeking to either stop or amend different aspects of the bill. We are looking for a consultant to provide media and communication support across the campaign.

    The consultant or consultancy firm should be experienced in media and communications support for strategic campaigns and able to hit the ground running.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Developing and helping implement a media and communications strategy for the Lords stage of the PCSCB;
    • Identifying target publications and story/coverage ideas;
    • Drafting and pitching stories, op-eds;
    • Disseminating proactive and reactive quotes to media outlets;
    • Researching and drafting stories on the implications of restricting protests (illustrating Part 3 of the Bill) and the implications of criminalising trespass (illustrating Part 4 of the Bill);
    • Build relationships and brief key journalists;
    • Creating social media toolkits for members;
    • Monitor media stories on PCSCB; and
    • Other communications tasks as required.

    Communication consultant requirements:

    • Experience developing and delivering media and communications strategy for fast pace campaigns;
    • Good relationship with journalists;
    • Experience of working with or for diverse networks and coalitions;
    • Outstanding communication skills (verbal, written and visual);
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build a rapport quickly;
    • Available to work unsocial hours;
    • Proven commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism;
    • Good understanding of civil liberties and human rights issues, including relevant; domestic and international human rights frameworks (desirable);
    • Good understanding of protest rights and policing (desirable).

    Application process

    Deadline for applications is 12:00 (midday) on 17 August.

    Please send a pitch (no more than two sides of A4) to rforest@bond.org.uk, outlining:

    i.why you wish to apply for this contract;

    ii.how you (and your colleagues, if relevant) meet the requirements and are suited to the task,

    iii.how you would approach the work (including a budget breakdown and timeline); and

    iv.your understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion and why it matters in this position.

    Please note there is a fixed budget of £8000 for this work.

    You may be invited to attend an interview on 19 August. If you have not heard back from us by 31 August, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

    The contract will be managed by Quakers in Britain and will involve close collaboration with other members of the coordinating group.

    The location of this role is working from home or from your own offices.