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Current vacancies at Woodbrooke.

Learning and Research Team – Programme Development Manager
Woodbrooke is changing how we offer learning – working more closely with Quaker communities and developing and expanding our local and regional work. We are looking for a Programme Development Manager to support this work during 2021 and to help shape the future of the learning we offer.

Salary £33,777
Contract 9 months fixed-term
Hours 35 hours per week with frequent evening and weekend work (option to discuss less than 35 hours).
Location Flexible

You will have a key role in identifying the needs of Quaker communities and in developing learning opportunities that respond to them.

You will work in collaboration with Quakers and partner organisations including Britain Yearly Meeting.

We are looking for someone who is excited by what spirit led growth might mean in a faith context and how learning can support this.

You will have experience of developing programmes, and of reshaping work to better meet the needs of beneficiaries.

You will have experience of developing programmes, and of reshaping work to better meet the needs of beneficiaries. You will be comfortable working with multiple groups to nurture effective outcomes.

Programme Development Manager Job Description and Person Specification December 2020
Programme Development Manager Background Information
Programme Development Manager Application Form

Closing Date: Monday 25 January 12 noon
Interviews: Week Commencing 8 February

To arrange an informal conversation about this role please contact Simon Best (



Partner Jobs
Here we post relevant jobs from partner organizations. Woodbrooke is not responsible for these jobs please use the contact details provided alongside each job to find out more.

Quakers in Britain
Local Development Worker
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.

Hours: Part time – 28 hours per week including some weekends and evenings. Frequent travel (when restrictions are lifted).
Salary: £23,630 per annum (£29,538 pro rata per annum)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Based at home or in a suitable office in the region.
Closing date: Monday 25 January 2021 (9am)Intervieww/c 22 February 2021 – online

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

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.
Alongside the opportunity to transform the experience of Quakers across Britain, we offer a generous benefits package. To arrange an informal discussion of the role, please email Sophie Smith on

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

Quakers have a faith commitment to equality, and we 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.

Find out more and apply on the Quakers in Britain website


Friends World Committee for Consultation
General Secretary

The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) has opened a global search for its next General Secretary. Are you ready to provide both spiritual and administrative leadership to this small and thriving international Quaker organization? Friends from any country in the world are invited to bring your vision for the future of Friends together with your technological and cultural competencies. You will be directly involved in shaping the World Plenary Meeting and supporting the work of the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO). This is an exciting and rare opening for members of the Religious Society of Friends to engage widely with Friends and on the ecumenical world stage.

FWCC provides the connective tissue for the world body of Quakers through events, publications and global consultations. You will join a growing network of both spiritual and practical relationships, gathering the Quaker voice which can speak to the world. You will serve with a dedicated team of paid staff and volunteers in the World Office and in the four FWCC Section offices in Kenya, Australia, USA, and UK, nurturing faith, hope, and resilience among Friends. Is God calling you to this work?

FWCC will assist with relocation to London, United Kingdom, where our office is located in the environmentally conscious and easily accessible Friends House. Starting salary range: £40,000 to £50,000 (British Sterling).

Find out more and apply on the Friends World Committee for Consultation website

Quaker Council for European Affairs General Secretary
QCEA is seeking a Director who will bring our vision of peace, justice and equality to Europe and its institutions. This is an exciting role based in Brussels, and the lead staff position within the organisation. Could this be you?

Find out more and apply on the QCEA website


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