Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund
Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

Charity registered in Scotland SC012302

SCIAF is the official overseas relief and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland.  It was established in 1965 to express the commitment and concern of the Scottish Catholic community towards low income and marginalised communities across the world.  Our long-term development programmes are based on a partnership model which aims to strengthen the ability of low income people to respond to their own situation. SCIAF also responds to humanitarian emergencies, working with local partners and via international networks.


Current vacancies

Senior Campaigns Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,384 – £38,603
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th April 2021

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced campaigns professional with significant experience of leading popular campaigns, which both engage supporters and bring about change? Are you excited by the opportunities of hosting COP26 in Glasgow in November? Do you enjoy working with others but have the inner drive to make this cross-departmental role your own?

The Role

SCIAF has an exciting opportunity to join us as we exploit the opportunities of COP26 to drive up support, reach out to politicians at Holyrood and in Westminster, and join others to bring about real change here in Scotland and across the planet.

The post-holder will take our campaigning to a new level, both in meeting SCIAF’s Influencing objectives and growing our profile with our supporters.

The role will be based in our Glasgow office post lock-down, although a high level of flexibility can be offered in terms of where, when and how this role is undertaken.

Who we’re looking for

We’re seeking a self-starter, happy to work across teams and with a number of outside bodies. You’ll have good communications and digital skills and be happy in front of an audience or talking to MPs, MSPs, etc. As a small team, we are looking for a high-performing individual with initiative and enthusiasm, someone flexible and responsive, who can use creativity and strong problem-solving skills to help us reach our goals.

As an inclusive employer, we want our staff team to reflect the communities in which we live and work. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

About SCIAF

SCIAF is the official overseas aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Our mission is to enable the poorest to lift themselves out of poverty and work together to protect our common home, help people recover from disaster, and inspire people in Scotland to put their faith into action. SCIAF works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, to bring about lasting change. We reach out to those in need, regardless of age, race or religion and believe in supporting the whole person, including their spiritual wellbeing, political voice, cultural and community life.

Safeguarding

The post-holder may travel overseas to less developed parts of the world and may therefore come into contact with children and vulnerable adults. SCIAF undertakes to ensure that all staff, volunteers and relevant others, whose work might involve contact with children, will have completed additional recruitment procedures and have obtained a satisfactory Enhanced PVG Check from Disclosure Scotland. We would also confirm that all staff are expected to adhere to a Code of Conduct, which specifies the attitudes and behaviour that all staff are expected to maintain.

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Top job! Senior Marketing & Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £34,384 – £38,603
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th March 2021

Are you experienced in working with the media and passionate about using marketing to deliver engaging and impactful communications to help create a just world, free of poverty? If so, we want to hear from you!

The Role

SCIAF has an exciting opportunity to join our team as the permanent Senior Marketing & Communications Officer. The role sits in the Marketing and Communications team and will take the lead on developing and delivering engaging and measurably impactful communication and marketing activity which increases our visibility, engages the relevant audiences and supports our long-term strategy.

The post-holder will specifically look after all offline marketing and advertising activity, including outdoor advertising, TV and radio, and lead the organisation’s press and media presence, ensuring that we deliver very high standards on creative and maximise our PR value.

The role will be based in our Glasgow office, although you may be working from home initially.

Who we’re looking for

We’re seeking a strong and creative communicator who can use their extensive experience in managing the media/press, creating powerful tailored communications, and planning and executing marketing campaigns, to help us to reach our ambitious goals – whether through fundraising, campaigning for political change or raising our brand profile.

The role would suit someone creative and with a background in journalism/media, who has experience developing and managing campaigns, with the ability to react quickly to breaking news and manage comms in a crisis.

As a small team, we are looking for a high-performing individual with initiative and enthusiasm, someone flexible and responsive, who can use creativity and strong problem-solving skills to help us reach our goals.

About SCIAF

SCIAF is the official overseas aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Our mission is to enable the poorest to lift themselves out of poverty and work together to protect our common home, help people recover from disaster, and inspire people in Scotland to put their faith into action. SCIAF works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, to bring about lasting change. We reach out to those in need, regardless of age, race or religion and believe in supporting the whole person, including their spiritual wellbeing, political voice, cultural and community life.

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Senior Digital Marketing & Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £34,384 – £38,603
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th March 2021

Are you experienced in managing an organisation’s digital presence and passionate about managing digital platforms and running innovative and effective campaigns to help create a just world, free of poverty? If so, we want to hear from you!

The Role

SCIAF has an exciting opportunity to join our team as the permanent Senior Digital Marketing & Engagement Officer. The role sits in the Marketing and Communications team and plays a vital role in overseeing and managing SCIAF’s digital presence, optimising user experience and growing our online reach and community. The post holder will also work closely with teams within the Public Engagement Department to plan and execute innovative digital marketing for fundraising appeals and campaigns.

The role will be based in our Glasgow office, although you may be working from home initially. There will also be opportunities to work flexibly in the future.

Who we’re looking for

We’re seeking someone with extensive skills and experience in managing an organisation’s digital presence, and a passion for developing and running exciting and effective digital campaigns to help us to reach our ambitious goals – whether through fundraising, campaigning for political change or raising our brand profile.

The role would suit someone with both creative and technical skills, able to combine strategy and innovation with data analysis and testing.

As a small team, we are looking for a high-performing individual with initiative and enthusiasm, someone flexible and responsive, who can use creativity and strong problem-solving skills to help us reach our goals.

About SCIAF

SCIAF is the official overseas aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Our mission is to enable the poorest to lift themselves out of poverty and work together to protect our common home, help people recover from disaster, and inspire people in Scotland to put their faith into action. SCIAF works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, to bring about lasting change. We reach out to those in need, regardless of age, race or religion and believe in supporting the whole person, including their spiritual wellbeing, political voice, cultural and community life.

Safeguarding

The post-holder will travel overseas to less developed parts of the world as required and will therefore come into contact with children and vulnerable adults. SCIAF undertakes to ensure that all staff, volunteers and relevant others, whose work might involve contact with children, will have completed additional recruitment procedures and have obtained a satisfactory Enhanced PVG Check from Disclosure Scotland. We would also confirm that all staff are expected to adhere to a Code of Conduct which specifies the attitudes and behaviour that all staff are expected to maintain.

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Philanthropy Research & Trusts Fundraising Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,621 – £30,487 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th March 2021

The Role

SCIAF has an exciting opportunity to join our team in a new role as the Philanthropy Research & Trusts Fundraising Officer. The role is part of the Philanthropy team, which sits in the wider Fundraising team, and plays a vital role in helping us to increase our knowledge of and relationships with major donors, trusts and foundations, and celebrity ambassadors.

The post-holder will work closely with teams across the organisation, and with our sister organisations CAFOD and Trocaire. They’ll work to identify potential philanthropic wealth in Scotland and trusts and foundations where SCIAF meets the stated criteria, and work on applications for funding.

The role will be based in our Glasgow office, although a high level of flexibility can be offered in terms of where, when and how this role can be undertaken.

Who we’re looking for

We’re seeking a curious and methodical researcher who enjoys developing and delivering projects from conception to seeing results; someone who can use their skills in writing to appeal to both emotional and data-driven readers as required. The role would suit someone with good project management skills. As a small team, we are looking for a high-performing individual with initiative and enthusiasm, someone flexible and responsive, who can use creativity and strong problem-solving skills to help us reach our goals.

As an inclusive employer, we want our staff team to reflect the communities in which we live and work. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

About SCIAF

SCIAF is the official overseas aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Our mission is to enable the poorest to lift themselves out of poverty and work together to protect our common home, help people recover from disaster, and inspire people in Scotland to put their faith into action. SCIAF works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, to bring about lasting change. We reach out to those in need, regardless of age, race or religion and believe in supporting the whole person, including their spiritual wellbeing, political voice, cultural and community life.

Safeguarding

The post-holder may travel overseas to less developed parts of the world and may therefore come into contact with children and vulnerable adults. SCIAF undertakes to ensure that all staff, volunteers and relevant others, whose work might involve contact with children, will have completed additional recruitment procedures and have obtained a satisfactory Enhanced PVG Check from Disclosure Scotland. We would also confirm that all staff are expected to adhere to a Code of Conduct which specifies the attitudes and behaviour that all staff are expected to maintain.

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Senior Philanthropy Relationships Officer

  • Full time
  • £34,384 – £38,603
  • Glasgow with flexible working
  • Closing 6th April 2021

Are you an experienced fundraising professional, passionate about using your skills in supporter engagement to help create a just world, free of poverty? If so, we want to hear from you!

The Role

SCIAF have an exciting opportunity to join their team in a new role as the Senior Philanthropy Relationship Officer. The role is part of the philanthropy team, which sits in the wider fundraising team, and plays a vital role in helping the charity to increase its knowledge of and relationships with major donors, trusts and foundations, and celebrity ambassadors.

The post-holder will line manage and work closely with a new Research and Trusts Fundraising Officer and with other fundraising colleagues across the organisation. They will also engage with sister organisations such as CAFOD in England and Trocaire in Ireland. You will work collaboratively to identify and cultivate potential philanthropic wealth in Scotland with individuals and trusts and foundations where SCIAF meets the stated criteria.

The role will be based in our Glasgow office, although a high level of flexibility can be offered in terms of where, when, and how this role can be undertaken.

We are seeking a fundraiser who will play an invaluable part in helping SCIAF fulfil its ambitious strategic goals. In 2019 they improved the lives of 1,812,000 of the world’s poorest people and wish to build upon this to help even more free themselves from poverty on a permanent basis.

We are therefore looking for someone with the skills and experience to develop long-term relationships with major donors, trustees of family charitable trusts and other trusts & foundations to increase philanthropic income year on year. We are also looking for someone who is enthusiastic, flexible, and always looking to raise the bar.

You will develop and manage relationships with SCIAF brand ambassadors and identify volunteers with access and influence who will enable SCIAF to meet and cultivate the people with control of these assets to persuade them to support their mission.

As an inclusive employer, SCIAF want their staff team to reflect the communities in which they live and work. They therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

About SCIAF

SCIAF is the official overseas aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Their mission is to enable the poorest to lift themselves out of poverty and work together to protect our common home, help people recover from disaster, and inspire people in Scotland to put their faith into action. SCIAF works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, to bring about lasting change. They reach out to those in need, regardless of age, race or religion and believe in supporting the whole person, including their spiritual wellbeing, political voice, cultural and community life.

There may be an occasional requirement to accompany a potential donor overseas to see for themselves some of the great projects being carried out.

Safeguarding

The post-holder may travel overseas to less developed parts of the world and may therefore come into contact with children and vulnerable adults. SCIAF undertakes to ensure that all staff, volunteers and relevant others, whose work might involve contact with children, will have completed additional recruitment procedures and have obtained a satisfactory Enhanced PVG Check from Disclosure Scotland. We would also confirm that all staff are expected to adhere to a Code of Conduct which specifies the attitudes and behaviour that all staff are expected to maintain.

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