Quakers in Britain
Quakers in Britain
Our vocation is to be a religious society of friends: a society where individual friends are brought together in the embrace of Spirit. Quaker faith is built on experience and Quakers would generally hold that it is spiritual experience which is central to Quaker worship.

Current vacancies

Local Development Workers

  • Part time
  • £29,538 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 25th January 2021

To start in April 2021, we are seeking enthusiastic, pragmatic, optimistic people who are excited by what spirit-led growth might mean in a faith context. Our expanding local development team is a key part of our plans to reinvigorate Quakerism and to help Quaker communities thrive.

As a local development worker, you will support Quaker communities to be inclusive, welcoming, and all-age. The support areas include worship, community, organisational management, social action, collaboration in the wider community, and outreach. You will provide accompaniment, facilitation, project support, and training. You will work alongside others in Britain Yearly Meeting and Woodbrooke Learning to provide resources and opportunities that grow from the identified needs of local Quakers.

We invite applications from people who are:

  • good listeners, with experience of working with groups to develop and deliver a shared vision
  • familiar with Quaker worship, community, witness, and organisation
  • organised and resourceful; able to research information, analyse and sift it, and apply it appropriately to a range of situations and personalities
  • creative and adaptable; able to encourage innovation and support experimentation
  • digitally curious; willing to experiment in using digital platforms and programmes to develop community and to progress work.

As one of our local development workers, you will be required to work 28 hours per week including some weekends and evenings. Frequent travel (when restrictions are lifted).

You can be based at home or in a suitable office in the region. One post each in:

  • Scotland
  • Yorkshire (based in Carlton Hill Friends Meeting House, Leeds)
  • East Anglia
  • Cumberland and the North East

Alongside the opportunity to transform the experience of Quakers across Britain, we offer a generous benefits package. To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please email Sophie Smith at sophies@quaker.org.uk

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Parliamentary Engagement Officer (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £29,538 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (home or co-working space).
  • Closing 23rd March 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to join a values-driven organisation and campaign on issues such as climate justice, peace, and migrant rights.

We are looking for a Parliamentary Engagement Officer to lead our public affairs work in Scotland.

The role involves:

  • lobbying on topics including sustainability and social justice
  • engaging with MSPs and other key stakeholders to promote Quaker priorities
  • supporting Quakers in Scotland to influence local and national politicians

To be successful, you will have:

  • knowledge and experience of campaigning and influencing in the Scottish political arena
  • the ability to work alone, take initiative, and manage your own workload with support from your line-manager
  • understanding of and sympathy with Quaker values (though you do not need to be a Quaker)

This is a part-time (24.5 hours per week), permanent role, based in Edinburgh (home or co-working space).

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This vacancy has now closed

Parliamentary Engagement Officer (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £29,538 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (home or co-working space).
  • Closing 23rd March 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to join a values-driven organisation and campaign on issues such as climate justice, peace, and migrant rights.

We are looking for a Parliamentary Engagement Officer to lead our public affairs work in Scotland.

The role involves:

  • lobbying on topics including sustainability and social justice
  • engaging with MSPs and other key stakeholders to promote Quaker priorities
  • supporting Quakers in Scotland to influence local and national politicians

To be successful, you will have:

  • knowledge and experience of campaigning and influencing in the Scottish political arena
  • the ability to work alone, take initiative, and manage your own workload with support from your line-manager
  • understanding of and sympathy with Quaker values (though you do not need to be a Quaker)

This is a part-time (24.5 hours per week), permanent role, based in Edinburgh (home or co-working space).

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This vacancy has now closed

Parliamentary Engagement Officer (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £20,677 – £29,538 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (home or co-working space)
  • Closing 3rd September 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to join a values-driven organisation and campaign on issues such as climate justice, peace, and migrant rights.

We are looking for a Parliamentary Engagement Officer to lead our public affairs work in Scotland. The role involves:

· Lobbying on topics including sustainability and social justice (find out more about our work);

· Engaging with MSPs and other key stakeholders to promote Quaker priorities;

· Supporting Quakers in Scotland to influence local and national politicians.

The successful candidate will have:

· Knowledge and experience of campaigning and influencing in the Scottish political arena;

· The ability to work alone, take the initiative, and manage your own workload with support from your line-manager;

· Understanding of and sympathy with Quaker values (though you do not need to be a Quaker).

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal conversation about this role, please contact Grace Da Costa, Public Affairs and Advocacy Manager.

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