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Job offer: 1 Year Peaceworker (Britain)

A job advert from Quaker Peace & Social Witness

Q shape logo for the QuakersHours Full Time - 35 hours per week

Salary £20,926 per annum

Contract Fixed Term - September 2016 - August 2017

Location Placed in an organisation within Britain

Closing date 9 am, Tuesday 3 May 2016

Interview Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 May 2016

Is working for peace a life commitment for you? Are you looking for an opportunity to work in this field?

We're seeking enthusiastic people who want to develop their skills, knowledge and commitment to peace
through placement with a national organisation in Britain.

We select the people we want, then try to match their interests and skills with opportunities offered by a range of organisations.

These have recently included War Resisters International, Medact, Campaign Against Arms Trade and Conscience.

The work will be varied and project specific.

Applicants should demonstrate their passion and commitment to peace and justice work,
sympathy with the values of Quakers, adaptability, ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.
Transferable skills, such as administration and IT, will be an advantage.

This year we are particularly interested in placing with organisations working on:

  • Grassroots/community training and capacity building for action
  • Militarism, attitudes to war, World War 1 commemoration, conscientious objection, and promoting alternative responses to violent conflict
  • Connecting peace with issues of economic and environmental justice, including connecting peace with issues of displacement of peoples.

However, we are always open to bold, confident and radical new projects.

This placement includes a preparation period of 2 weeks.
We regret that we are unable to accept applications from candidates without existing permission to work in the UK.

Job information here.

Application form here.

For further details on QPSW visit their site.