There has never been a more exciting time to join Mary’s Meals – a fast-growing global movement, currently providing more than one million children in some of the world’s poorest communities with a nutritious daily meal in their place of education.
The Fundraising Coordinator plays a key role in the stewardship and expansion of the Mary’s Meals UK donor network and grassroots supporter base in England, contributing to the awareness of our work, vision and values, while implementing our overall UK fundraising strategy.
Reporting to the Director of Development, London, the Fundraising Coordinator will be responsible for enthusing and inspiring people from many different walks of life – from grassroots volunteers to corporate business potential supporters.
By contributing to the work of Mary’s Meals, you will become part of a worldwide movement of people who will not accept that any child in this world of plenty should endure a day without a meal.
A large part of the role is to allow all supporters to feel motivated to contribute to the Mary’s Meals mission of feeding hungry and impoverished children in their place of education.
Are you an experienced administrator, with an eye for detail, who wants to work in a fast paced and fun workplace? Join Nesta as a Programme Coordinator/Administrator and provide vital support to keep our Scotland team running smoothly.
Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills - working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.
Nesta has been active in Scotland for many years, but we want to do more. We have recently appointed a Head of Nesta in Scotland to lead our small but growing team and have agreed a set of exciting new projects in Scotland aiming to unleash the potential of digital innovation and data to accelerate innovation for social good. These span several of our strategic themes including innovation policy, health and government innovation.
About the role
You’ll split your time roughly 50:50 between two tasks. Firstly, providing support to keep the Scotland team running smoothly (e.g. managing administrative systems, keeping records up-to-date, making travel arrangements, coordinating diaries and handling website and email enquiries). Secondly, supporting the delivery of our programmes like ShareLab Scotland and the Healthier Lives Data Fund (both in partnership with the Scottish Government) where you will be managing the process of grant applications, organising support for grantees and booking events.
What are we looking for?
With proven administrative experience in a fast-moving environment, you’ll have a keen eye for detail, excellent time management skills, be able to work on your own initiative and track multiple projects simultaneously. You’ll be an excellent communicator able to build rapport and good working relationships with a range of people and feel comfortable working with a diverse, high performing team including the ability to upwards manage. Experience of diary management, arranging meetings and minute taking is essential as are good IT skills, including MS Office, Word, Powerpoint, Excel and the internet.
Regular travel to London is required (1-2 days a month) including joining in with the monthly team meetings and training hosted in London. All travel expenses will be covered.
These are important and exciting times for planning in Scotland. The Planning Bill continues to progress through the Scottish Parliament, and secondary legislation and new policy and guidance will follow. RTPI Scotland has been heavily involved in the review of planning from the outset, looking to provide evidence and solutions and working with Scottish Government and Parliamentarians to ensure that the reforms are as successful as possible. Our role in promoting the positive role that planning takes in creating better places is also essential. This post is key in taking this influential work forward.
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is the professional institute for the UK’s planners and is the largest in Europe with over 25,000 members. It also campaigns for the use of the art and science of town planning for the public benefit and on housing, economic and environmental issues. The RTPI is a membership organisation and a Chartered Institute responsible for maintaining professional standards, accrediting world class planning courses nationally and internationally
We are looking for a motivated person who can use evidence gathering and collaborative skills to support our ongoing work influencing the Planning Bill and increasing the wider profile of the institute. You will be organised, have a degree level qualification in a relevant social science subject and have strong communication skills and an understanding of the current issues facing planners and the planning system.