WRI is hiring a Nonviolence Programme Worker - extended deadline


Title of Position: Nonviolence Programme Worker

War Resisters' International, a network of pacifist organisations and individuals around the world, is looking for a full-time staff-person for its Nonviolence Programme and other general office and networking tasks. The main area of work will be running and developing the Nonviolence Programme, working with other staff, the Executive Committee and the WRI network. Fundraising will be an integral part of the programme work.

Application pack:

Update: 14 November: Previously this advert stated that this position was subject to funding. We can confirm that we have secured part of the funding necessary, and we will be able to confirm with candidates before the final interview stage how many days a week the role will be.

Salary: £25,380 (gross) per year, with a cost of living increase at the beginning of each financial year. WRI staff are entitled to 28 days of holidays, and a 1 month paid sabbatical after 5 years. WRI does not operate a pension scheme.

The position will be based at WRI’s office in London.

Update, 28 October 2014:
This is an update to the information regarding work permits that has previously appeared on this page, and on the Nonviolence Programme Worker application form. We originally stated that we were in a position to apply for a work permit on a workers' behalf, should they not yet have the right to work in the UK. We deeply regret that we are now not likely to be able to sponsor a work permit. This is due to a decision of the Universal Jobmatch system in Britain, who have refused to advertise WRI's vacancies. They state that they do not  'advertise jobs that endorse a particular political party, political agenda, political position or issue'. This has not been the case previously, and could not have been foreseen. Advertising through Universal Jobmatch is a prerequisite for completing a resident labour market test, which is a requirement of sponsoring a work permit. Therefore, we are unlikely to be able to sponsor a work permit for the Nonviolence Programme Worker position. We will be making a complaint to the Department of Work and Pensions.

However, we are still accepting applications from applicants without a work permit to work in the UK. We will look at them alongside all other applications, and are are considering other options in case the successful applicant does not have the right to work in the UK. Please write to info[at]wri-irg.org with any questions.'

Deadline for applications: Midnight (UTC), 23 November 2014

To apply, please fill in the form that you can download at the top of this advert, and submit it with the title '[insert your name]: Nonviolence Programme Worker application' to info@wri-irg.org

Please attach the application form to your email. Please do not submit a CV. You may also submit a covering letter as an attachment to your email if you wish.

Please note: we only accept forms submitted by email.

We are currently also hiring a Countering the Militarisation of Youth Programme Worker. We will accept an application for both positions, however we do ask that you fill in the separate application form for each role.

Start date: to be negotiated; preferably 2 February 2015

Shortlisted candidates

There will be two shortlisting stages for this post.

Stage one will include a phone interview between 1 – 12 December

The final stage will be a second interview taking place between 9 – 12 January. This might include travel to London.

Equal opportunities

War Resisters' International would like to be an equal opportunities employer, but we regret that currently we cannot live up to this standard in full. WRI’s offices are located on the first and second floor at Kings Cross are not suitable for wheelchair access. If you are unsure whether you would be able to work in the WRI office because of a mobility impairment that you have, please contact us by e-mail or phone. WRI does adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in employment in all other respects.

If you have any questions, please contact: info@wri-irg.org

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