SCIAF is the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, and is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. SCIAF works with some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world, regardless of gender, class, race or religion. With a philosophy of giving people in need a hand up, not a hand out, SCIAF helps people provide for themselves and their families, creating hope for the future.
SCIAF is driven by its values of dignity, empowerment, solidarity and hope. These values underpin and infuse everything it does, and are shared and upheld by everyone who works with the organisation.
The strategic leadership role of Director of Communications, Fundraising and Education is a key one for the organisation as a member of the Senior Management Team, and reports to the Director. SCIAF is at a crucial stage in the implementation of its five-year strategy, and you will be responsible for building its brand and public profile, and achieving its ambitious fundraising strategy. You will be responsible for reporting to and working closely with the Board and stakeholders, to ensure strong governance and oversight of the organisation. Having the gravitas to develop relationships internally and externally are of the utmost importance and you will represent SCIAF at external events and travel abroad.
You must be educated to degree level and have significant experience leading teams and developing and implementing strategy at a Senior level to be considered for this role. Managing relationships with a Board/Committee is vital to this role, so you must have had exposure to this style of working. You will have a strong belief in the values of SCIAF and an ability to grow the organisation, with a background in strategic development at a senior level.
An understanding of the Church would be hugely beneficial for this role, and the role is open to candidates of all faiths and backgrounds.
We are currently recruiting 4 Regional Integration Co-ordinators (21.6 hours) to support the delivery of a new programme under the European Union Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF).
The overall goals of the programme are that refugees are effectively integrated into Scottish society, are able to achieve their goals and have their needs met; while communities are supported and prepared to welcome refugees and involve them in community life.
The scope of the programme is Scotland-wide and we are looking to recruit a co-ordinator for each of the following regions:
• Central Scotland (Dundee City, Perth and Kinross, Angus, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Stirling)
• Highlands, Islands & North East (Western Isles [Eilean Siar], Highland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Moray, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City)
• Borders (Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders, South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire)
• Edinburgh and East: (City of Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian)
You will be working with refugee-led organisations, receiving communities and faith-based groups on a variety of projects as set out in the programme. We are looking for people with either a qualification in community development or equivalent experience; or a sound understanding of the principles and practice of community development - preferably with experience of working with refugees.
In addition to a friendly, dynamic and gregarious nature, you will need excellent communication skills - both verbal and written - and the flexibility and adaptability to meet evolving needs. Good team working skills are essential as you will be operating remotely from the programme, your manager and the other regional co-ordinators.
The role is a regional one requiring regular travel throughout a designated area of Scotland for which travel expenses will be paid. A valid driving license and a car are therefore essential.
Closing Date: 5th November 2018
Interviews: to be confirmed but expected to be week commencing 12th November 2018
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 Communications Manager will play a key role in building support for Mary’s Meals, with a specific focus on generating media opportunities in London and the south of England, while creating engaging media content for national media, as part of the wider communications team based in Glasgow.
This role is based in London but reports to the Scotland-based Head of Communications, alongside the wider communications team. Therefore, strong collaboration with colleagues in different locations is key. The Communications Manager will work in the London Mary’s Meals office led by the Director of Development for London.
As an enthusiastic, creative team player, it is essential that you share the Mary’s Meals’ vision that every child receives one daily meal.
If you would like to make a difference to the lives of thousands of children across the world, we’d love to hear from you. 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.
Are you passionate about promoting sustainability and social justice? As part of the Highland One World team, that’s just what you’ll be doing through supporting educators to develop global citizenship education across the Highlands and Islands.
Highland One World – a small not for profit charity, is seeking an experienced educator, with recent experience of the Scottish education system to support the delivery of our Global Citizenship work. This is a great opportunity to support teachers to explore global issues with their learners and empower them to take action in their local community.