Christian Aid
Christian Aid

Charity number 1105851


Current vacancies

Top job! Scotland Chair (Board Member)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland and London
  • Closing 31st July 2019

About us

At Christian Aid, we believe that poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality.

Created by British and Irish churches in 1945, and owned by our 41 sponsoring churches, Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root cause. Our work is based on our fundamental identification with the aspirations and rights of the poor and the oppressed. We act in situations of suffering and injustice because we believe that they violate God’s standards, and devalue us all.

Christian Aid operates through an incorporated charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales and with Companies House. There are various subsidiary and connected charities which support us.

About the role

The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategy and policy framework of Christian Aid, determining direction and goals; protecting and promoting the identity and values of the charity; and fulfilling our statutory responsibilities.

It collectively holds the Chief Executive and other directors (senior management) accountable, providing constructive challenge where necessary, reporting to the Sponsoring Churches at the Annual General Meeting and promoting Christian Aid externally.

Christian Aid’s governance structure incorporates two National Advisory Committees, one in Scotland, and one in Wales. The committees serve as national advisory bodies to the board and include representation from the sponsoring church denominations in that nation.

The current chairs of both committees are due to retire in 2019 and the Board is seeking successors.

About you

If you have senior church leadership experience and are inspired by faith to volunteer at senior level for a leading Christian charity operating in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities in 37 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean, then this role could be the perfect role for you.

The Chair of the National Advisory Committee is expected to express and ecumenical voice from Scotland at board level. You will lead committee’s work in Scotland and regularly report to the board of trustees on national level activities. This will include chairing up to four committee meetings per year (in Scotland) and attending a further five board meetings per year (mostly in London).

Board members are expected to be active Christians so as to help lead, direct and develop Christian Aid as the Churches’ agency for international development and poverty eradication. Christian Aid values diversity in its board and welcomes people from all sections of the Christian community.

As a trustee, you will be appointed for an initial four year term, and are eligible to be re-appointed for further terms of office, limited to a maximum of eight consecutive years.

Further Information

Trusteeship is voluntary with no salary payable, however reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

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Youth Development Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,964 – £30,066 pro-rata
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th January 2019

About us

Christian Aid has a vision of a better world, where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Helping to make this vision a reality, this role works within the Scotland team to develop and grow our relationships with youth networks.

About the role

This post is to strengthen, motivate, inspire and resource strategic youth networks and young people in Scotland to engage with the broader work of Christian Aid. To work in collaboration with our partner Churches and organisations to resource youth leaders to address issues of global poverty and inequality with young people. To work with the Scotland team to widen and deepen our supporter base by ensuring youth leaders and young people are integrated into our events and campaigning work.

The role holder will be responsible for ensuring a strong Christian Aid presence at national Church youth events, as well as liaising with other strategic and relevant partners, such as the Scottish Youth Parliament, The Boys and Girls Brigade, Scouts, Girl Guiding, Universities etc. To manage key youth volunteers as and when necessary if they are recruited to support with specific roles.

The role holder will represent Christian Aid and its work to any audience and in any media within agreed policy positions.

The role holder will communicate Christian Aid’s policy, aims and ways of working to partners, volunteers, supporters, youth leaders and young people. They will support office administration as appropriate and will manage any youth volunteers, ensuring that Investing in Volunteers standards and PVG Scotland standards are upheld. They will contribute to the wider aims of objectives of the Scotland team and will ensure a strong youth presence in Church, community, fundraising and campaign initiatives around the country as agreed.

The post-holder will liaise with the Education co-ordinator to ensure a joined up approach to youth and schools work.

About you

The role holder will need to be self-motivated and able to build networks of relationships around the country as agreed with line manager and be able to work to support the strategic direction of the Scotland team. Will need to be able to work creatively and closely with the campaigns officer, the events fundraiser and the Church and Community manager, the Church Development Officer and others to achieve a strong, coherent programme of events which will advance the strategic aims of the Scotland Team. Will need to be able to work on their own initiative to deliver strong youth engagement.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build partnerships:

Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action

  • What was the situation? What different expectations were involved?
  • What was expected of you?
  • What did you do? How did you take those actions?
  • What was the impact? Were you successful? How did you know?

Communicate effectively: Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others

  • What was the situation?
  • What did you need to communicate effectively?
  • How did you make sure the message was understood by others?
  • What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Deliver results

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required

  • What was your context?
  • What was your task/responsibility?
  • How did you make your plan? What actions did you take?
  • What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful? How did you know?
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Community and Events Fundraising Officer Scotland

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £31,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th June 2019

About us

Christian Aid’s vision is a world where everyone has fullness of life; a life lived with dignity, free from poverty and need; where global resources are equitably shared and sustainably used; and where the voice and agency of the poor and marginalised are fully realised. We work in partnership with civil society actors and others around the world to deliver on this vision. Our current portfolio focuses on 37 countries across Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. We respond both to humanitarian and development needs.

About the role

This is a Scotland wide role that sits within the Church and Community team. The role holder will increase the drive towards community fundraising by supporting current community events to grow, as well as identifying churches that could take on new community fundraising initiatives and work with them to develop viable, self-sustaining fundraising events.

The aim is to generate income through implementing and managing the portfolio of staff-led fundraising events across Scotland, working to build up local community involvement in all of them. The role holder will work within the Church and Community team to support and lead on the fundraising work of the team with local supporters.

About you

We are looking for a pro-active individual who will be able to make contact with local communities and work to support them to develop their own fundraising potential. Organised and driven, you will also need to manage our selection of staff-led events and work to grow these as key fundraisers. If you are passionate about ending poverty, and have the skills needed to empower local communities and scale-up our fundraising in Scotland then we are keen to hear from you.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

BUILD PARTNERSHIPS

1. Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect

  • What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important?
  • What was your task? What outcomes were being sought?
  • What actions did you take? How did you take them?

COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY

2. Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others

  • What was the situation?
  • What did you need to communicate effectively?
  • How did you make sure the message was understood by others?
  • What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

DELIVER RESULTS

3. Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required

  • What was your context?
  • What was your task/responsibility?
  • How did you make your plan? What actions did you take?
  • What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful? How did you know?
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