Our subscribers are our lifeblood. We are now seeking to fill a crucial role

Subscriptions and Admin Officer

To help run our subscriptions system and provide a friendly service to our readers. Duties include processing subscriptions for the Friend and Friends Quarterly, and the administration of incoming and outgoing office communications.

As our main reader contact, you will be the ear and voice of the Friend, running the database, processing payments, and performing other admin tasks that keep the office running smoothly.

You will need to be patient and enthusiastic about administration, as well as having good numeracy. You will offer a helpful service to all enquirers. The role involves talking to a lot of Quakers in the UK and sometimes overseas, and helping to keep them happy – whether that means ensuring the editor gets in touch, or that they get a missing copy posted out.

You will need to be well organised, with a high level of confidence with the internet and office software. Experience of databases will be useful.

The candidate will work 28 hours per week (0.8 full-time equivalent) for a salary of £19,000 plus generous pension contribution and holiday entitlement. Some homeworking will be possible, but the candidate will be expected to work from our office in London at least two days per week.

For details of how to apply please email

Applications must arrive by 1pm Friday 19 November.


On the forthcoming retirement of George Penaluna we are seeking a relationships manager to take his role forward. The relationships manager will be responsible for a self-contained sector of work which makes a significant contribution to our income. Covering both the weekly Friend and the Friends Quarterly, the job requires vigour and initiative alongside readiness to provide a service to advertisers which, in addition to being expert, is also personal and friendly. The job will also build on our fundraising and marketing activities.

The Friend carries personal announcements (births, marriages and deaths), classified, display and leaflet advertising. Much of it obtained by the relationships manager personally soliciting advertisers and agents. Daily work includes advising advertisers on wording and layout, creating the advertisement pages using Adobe InDesign, invoicing, collecting and accounting for advertisement income.

The role also involves building relationships with grant funders and wider Quaker networks to increase our income and support our ongoing publications programme.

Experience of advertising, publishing software, printing, an eye for detail, financial acumen and knowledge of Quakers are all desirable. Reporting to the editor, the relationships manager will be part of a small friendly team. The role will preferably be based in our comfortable office in Friends House, London but may by arrangement be undertaken remotely, either partly or in whole. Full time (35 hrs pw). Salary in the range £29,000 - £35,000pa depending on experience and whether working in the office or from home.

For details of how to apply please email

For an informal discussion about the job call George Penaluna on 01535 630230. Applications must arrive by 1pm Friday 12 November.

The Friend Publications Ltd is a registered charity, no. 211649. It is managed by a board of trustees. Both editorially and in governance it is independent of Britain Yearly Meeting.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Though not necessarily a member of the Religious Society of Friends, the person appointed must be in sympathy with its beliefs and principles.