Juliet Prager will be the new Deputy Recording Clerk for the Religious Society of Friends in Britain (Quakers), bringing to the post a wealth of experience from her current work at the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT).
While the Recording Clerk is the senior member of staff, the Deputy Recording Clerk will focus on enabling Quakers to put their faith into action. She will serve as secretary to Meeting for Sufferings, the national representative body for Quakers in Britain.
“I am looking forward to listening to Quakers expressing concerns and then helping to plan the centrally managed work of Quakers in Britain to bring about change,” said Juliet Prager. “At Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, I have learned that if efforts are to have lasting effect you must tackle the roots of the problem.”
When she takes up the post in January 2013, the Deputy Recording Clerk will also be visiting meetings and other Quaker groups to speak about the work and listen to Quakers’ views, concerns and questions. She will also take the lead on monitoring and reporting the quality of Quaker work.
Paul Parker, Recording Clerk said: “I'm looking forward to welcoming Juliet to the team at Friends House in London. She has a great vision for what Quakers in Britain can achieve together. Her experience of Quaker process and work will be invaluable to Quakers as we strive to act out our faith through social and political change.”
Juliet Prager's appointment comes as Michael Hutchinson, Assistant Recording Clerk, retires in February 2012 after 21 years in the post. "Michael has given many years of faithful service to Quakers in Britain. His dedication, wisdom and long memory will be much missed," said Paul Parker.