27/05/2016

quaker jobs!

Local Development Workers (four posts) - Vibrancy in Meetings


Hours
Part-time – 26.25 hours per week (hours may be negotiable). Working pattern includes many weekends and some evenings
Salary
£20,022 per annum (£26,696 pro rata)
Contract
Fixed term - 3 years from 1 September 2016 (start date negotiable)
Location
Regional
Closing date:
Thursday 9 June 2016 – 12 noon
Interview
3 and 4 July 2016 (overnight stay) in Birmingham


We're seeking enthusiastic, pragmatic, optimistic people to be local development workers for the Vibrancy in Meetings Pilot Programme. We need four individuals to be based in one of these four locations Devon/Cornwall/West Somerset; Wales & Southern Marches; Kent/Sussex/Surrey; North-West England. Your role will be to find ways of helping Quaker meetings get the support they need and want from Britain Yearly Meeting, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, other Quaker groups and each other.
You will be part of a dispersed team developing an exciting, new pilot programme to trial a different way of supporting Quaker meetings to thrive as communities with a vital Quaker ministry.
If you can say yes to these questions, we'd love you to apply:
  • Are you sympathetic to Quaker values and committed to the concept of developing more vibrant Quaker meetings?
  • Are you interested in encouraging Quaker meetings to be strong, connected, confident and sustainable?
  • Are you a good listener who is open to exciting ideas, but with the ability to test and develop them with rigour?
  • Are you organised and resourceful, able to research information, analyse and sift it, and apply it appropriately to a range of situations and personalities?
  • Do you enjoy working with people in groups, encouraging them to be creative and forward thinking, whilst recognising the realities of limited resources?
  • Can you work effectively with diversity and overcome barriers diplomatically, even when things get difficult?
  • For the Wales and Southern Marches post – are you able to communicate through the medium of Welsh, or are you interested in learning?
A link to online information including link to further information and application information

note: although it talks of prioritising public transport a driving license is listed as essential - a Quaker from Lancaster is challenging this, if I hear anymore about this issue I will update!

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