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Find and sign up for all the opportunities available to you, conferences, jobs, training events and much more.

ParliaMentors Alumni
Jobs, Opportunities and Events

Check this page for opportunities that we have been sent to pass on to our alumni.

If you would like to understand more about these opportunities then feel free to contact us here.

And if you know of anything that we should be advertising, then let Ben know here.

Senior Operations Officer – Centre For London

Location: London
Applications Close: 05 February 2017 09.00

Centre for London is a politically independent think tank and charity focused on solving London’s critical challenges.

This is a varied role at the heart of a small charity which is focused on tackling London’s critical challenges. You will use your organisational skills to help create a great office environment and work closely with the team to support the delivery of events, research, and influence policymaking.

As Senior Operations Officer you will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the organisation’s management – people and HR, finance, operations and governance.

To see all the details of this amazing new role at this exciting organisation then click here.

To apply you’ll need to write a covering letter and send a copy of your C.V.

If you would like to speak to someone for some advice before applying then email Ben.

Together In Tune

Location: SOAS, London
Date: Tuesday 6 March 2018 7:00 – 10:30 pm

The Union of Jewish Students in conjunction with the Jewish Music Institute, Rene Cassin and a host of London Jewish Societies, are proud to present our first music concert, ‘Together in Tune’.

This concert will bring together the Jewish and Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller community, through the celebration and recognition of our similar music styles. Featuring a variety of highly talented, versatile, professional singers, dancers and bands from these two communities the unique event will bring together Jewish-Roma cultural life in a celebration of music, dance and culture.

Programme of music and speakers:

Speaker: Gabor Boros
Singer: Florence Joelle
Poet: Phien O’Reachtigan
Band: Bis-Bas

This event couldn’t have come at a better time, as this year will be the 70th anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration on Human Rights, where we are committed to call out human rights abuse, particularly with ethnic minority groups such as the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community, whom face extreme segregation and often human rights abuse in the U.K.

Register for tickets here


Location: St John’s College, Oxford
Date: 9-15 April 2018

Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditions Learning and Encounter

Most of us are likely to have neighbours who are part of different faith communities. Too often, our image of how they live their lives is conditioned by media reports, and we do not know what really makes them tick, how their faith and culture shapes their lives, and what the internal concerns of their community are.

Our team has years of experience of running residential conferences for Jews, Christians and Muslims to enable us to learn about each other, and to experience
the worship and weekly ceremonies of the three faiths. In 2018 we are for the first time bringing our leadership skills to Oxford, a city which enjoys a good relationship between different faiths.

To see all the details of this conference then click here.

To apply for this conference click here.

If you would like to speak to an alumn for some advice before applying then email Ben.

Christians on the Left – Director

Location: Westminster

Christians on the Left (CotL) is looking for a dynamic new director to provide leadership at this exciting time for the Movement. Over the last few years we have seen our membership grow significantly as Christians up and down the country, especially the young, have become enthused about how God might be calling them to work for his Kingdom in a political context.

The new Director will provide leadership in this crucial season to build upon Christians on the Left’s growing influence and impact, develop hard hitting policy campaigns, build our public profile and support members with their political participation while maintaining our financial security.

If you would like some advice on applying for this role then please email Ben.

Apply and see all the information about the job here

Brexit Cafes – My Life My Say

Location: UK-wide

My Life My Say run events across the UK getting the views of young people on the Brexit negotiations and enabling informative dialogue on the issue.

You will be able to give your feedback on the latest Youth Brexit Report, and ensure that your views are feeding into the final deal.

Brexit Cafes include the opportunity to build your discussion and deliberation skills and often a free drink!

Regardless of whether you voted leave, remain, couldn’t or didn’t vote – you deserve a say on the biggest political change of our generation.

To see all the details of these opportunities at this amazing organisation then click here.


Inspire young people. Share your story in our interfaith workshops.

We are looking for confident and enthusiastic volunteers from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds to speak with us in schools in and around London and Birmingham. Help us raise awareness of what it means to be part of a faith or belief tradition, and develop young people’s skills of empathy, by sharing your experiences and beliefs.

You don’t need to be an expert – you just need to be reflective about your own experiences, have a passion for promoting understanding and dialogue, and be willing to engage constructively with others.

We will provide you with full training including: interfaith methods, story-telling, public speaking and working with young people. You will become part of the 3FF speaker network, with regular meetings, and access to events and job/voluntary opportunities.

All your expenses will be covered (including the necessary DBS check) and you can choose the sessions that match your availability.

  • Apply to become a volunteer here

Inclusive Mosque Initiative hiring

Location: UK

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative (IMI)

Launched in 2012, the Inclusive Mosque Initiative is a charity dedicated to creating safe spaces for marginalised communities to worship, talk and find community based on a shared understanding of inclusive principles.

If you would like to apply for the job share option, please mention this in your application.

Job Description
You will be helping to secure funding for the Mosque and the movement and having a huge impact on the day to day running of the IMI.

Apply and see all the details here.

Head of Fundraising at JPR

JPR is recruiting a Head of Fundraising to increase our income from individual donors, trusts and foundations, commercial sponsors and government and academic grants. This part-time, flexible position offers a rare opportunity to join our team, and would suit someone with fundraising experience, who loves what we do, is committed to helping us achieve our goals, and is ready to put in the hard work to make it happen. We’re looking for a self-starter who can put their head down, research and identify the individuals, trusts, foundations and sponsors who might be interested in supporting our efforts, and work with the team to help increase our fundraising income.

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in this exciting new position, contact Sara Kyte at Sara@KyteLesterAppointments.co.uk for a Candidate Brief.

Inspirited Minds Jobs

Location: London

Inspirited Minds was launched in 2014 and is a UK based, registered charity. We aim to aid people who suffer from psychological illnesses via supporting them in a professional and confidential manner. Although Inspirited Minds work predominantly with people from an Islamic faith, this is not exclusive. We do not disregard any persons of differing backgrounds.

Inspirited Minds initiated due to the findings that there was limited help available for Muslim sufferers, specifically. From our research, we found that many people found it difficult to seek help as they felt they will not be understood by someone who doesn’t understand their faith or culture. Thus people chose to remain quiet. We are here to change this and cater for this need.

There are a huge range of jobs available for all skills and experience levels, to see them all click here.

Opportunities With Humanists UK

Location: UK

Jobs and Volunteering at Humanists UK

Humanism is a non-religious approach to life that is found throughout time and across the world in many different cultures. You can find out more about what humanists think and believe at Humanism.org.uk, and more about how Humanism has developed over time at The Humanist Tradition.

Humanists UK have a number of jobs and voluntary opportunities supporting all areas of their operations, campaigns and community work.

Take a look at their roles and if you want to speak to someone who already works there before applying then email Ben who can put you in touch with someone to help you.

Work for the Liberal Democrats

Location: London

The Liberal Democrats are currently recruiting for a number of positions at Lib Dem HQ.

The roles include, working for the leader of the Party, Tim Farron MP, Parliamentary Assistant for the party, Fundraising Manager, Legislation adviser and many more. Click here to see them all.

If you are interested in this role and would like to speak to someone already with the Liberal Democrats then let Ben know.

School 21

Location: London

School 21 is an outstanding school for the 21st Century and has a large number of roles available. From September 2017 there will be a new middle school and sixth form, therefore they are looking for a new cohort of pioneering teachers.

The vacancies include, Music Teacher, Drama Teacher, Art and Design Teacher, Primary Teacher, Lead Economics Teacher, Chemistry Teacher, English Teacher, Lead Business Teacher, Programme Officer, Programme Coordinator Development and Events. If any of these are interesting then see their vacancies page here.

Editor – Tottenham Community Press

Tottenham Community Press is a community newspaper for the Tottenham area. The Editor will be responsible for producing a community newspaper for Tottenham, liaising with volunteers from the community to develop stories to be included in the paper which is distributed to 10,000.

If you are interested see the full job description here.
To Apply send your CV and a short covering letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to david@socialspider.com

Jobs with Quakers in Britain

Location: Friends House, London

Quakers in Britain are a faith group committed to working for equality and peace. They have a large number of jobs advertised mainly at their central office in Friends House.

Those jobs include governance manager, PA to management meeting, grants and contribution manager, peaceworkers, comms officer, programme manager and more.
To Apply go to their vacancies part of the websitehere

The Church of England are recruiting

Location: Church House London
Closing Date: Rolling recruitment

The Church of England have a large number of vacancies working in their national institutions. These roles include working acrross the UK on their schools, safeguarding, restoration and many other opportunities.

See the full list of available roles here.

Working for the Church of England is a great opportunity to help people across the country. If you would like to talk to someone about working there then let Ben know so he can help you connect with current and former employees.

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