Vacancy: Justice and Peace Secretary

03 January 2023

FWCC recognises the God-given challenge to engage with and address the way our global relationships among Friends are impacted by historical injustices both past and present. We are also aware of the need to support a broader representation in our Quaker UN committees, as well as to resource our work to care for creation.  

Accordingly, we are glad to announce that applications are open for a new role of Justice and Peace Secretary, to help facilitate international prayerful discernment around these issues, as well as to staff the Global Quaker Sustainability Network, and support our UN engagement. Part of this will involve helping prepare for next year’s World Plenary Meeting, and being ready to act on its decisions.

We are searching for someone with a strong spiritual leading to make a change in this way, who is familiar with the variety of the Quaker family, good at bringing people together and supporting people to do something new or different. Strong communication skills are essential and a second language would be ideal. Applications are welcome from around the world.

Start date: September 2023
Contract: 2 years, subject to extension
Location: Negotiable
Days per week: 3 days per week
Salary: £37,000 pro rata (£22,200 0.6 Full Time Equivalent)
International travel: Travel will be necessary to the World Plenary Meeting in South Africa, as well as to the annual Quaker United Nations Committee meetings in Geneva and Philadelphia, along with  other appropriate travel among Friends as required.  Fares will be covered by FWCC.
Applications: Please send CV and covering letter (1000 – 2000 words) explaining how you meet each of the essential and desirable skills listed in the job description to [email protected] .
Deadline: 10 May 2023. The deadline for this role has now passed. 

Essential reading: Justice and Peace Secretary Job Description

NOTE: To be shortlisted you must show in your covering letter how you have the skills, knowledge and experience set out in the job description.

We are very grateful to the generous support of Britain Yearly Meeting, the Jan de Voogd fund and Bury St Edmunds Local Meeting using the John Hill legacy, in enabling the funds to support this.

Living the spirit of ubuntu: Caring for creation and one-another. Image by Lynn Finnegan.